Password problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elder79, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. elder79 macrumors newbie

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    My son recently gave me an iPhone6 (I'm pretty sure, it may be a 5) and when I try to install an APP I have to use the cramped little keyboard at the bottom. So first of all, is there some way that I can make it go into the landscape keyboard that I use for sending messages?

    Second, if I am stuck with the little keyboard, is there a way in iPhone that will allow me to see the whole password in characters which only converts to dots when the user enters the password?

    Thank you for any help your can offer.
     
  2. barbu macrumors regular

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    I am not aware of a way to make the display rotate when the password prompt is onscreen, nor do i see anything in the Accessibility settings. And, no, there is no way to have the entire password displayed, it will show each character individually as you type so you can be sure it is correct, but that's it. Try using you index finger to carefully type. Better yet, use Touch ID to avoid having to enter the password as often.
     
  3. elder79 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. elder79 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply Barbu, it was much as I expected. I get by best with my index finger but my finger tends to shake a bit and the keys are very sensitive. However, what is Touch ID? That might solve my problem.
     
  5. barbu macrumors regular

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    Sorry to hear about your difficulties. If you have an iPhone 5S or later, the home button is also a fingerprint reader. So you can enroll your digits and use a finger scan in place of a password for things such as App Store purchases and the like. I also recommend something like 1password which can securely store all your passwords so you can paste them into login fields. Much easier and more secure (since you don't need to remember the passwords, you can make extremely long and complex).
     
  6. elder79 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Again thank you for your information. I was finally able to use the small keyboard and got the App installed. Thank goodness and I hope I don't have to do that too often. I have googled what you suggested and found out that the fingerprint reader starts with the 5s and mine is a five. However, I do agree that it seems streamline with added security the whole password situation.
     
  7. barbu macrumors regular

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    Glad you got it to work this time! Another option might be to pick up a cheap bluetooth keyboard that you could pair with your phone for occasional password entry.
     
  8. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Will the zoom function help?

    It's inside Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Zoom.

    Once you enable it, double tap the screen with 3 fingers will enable/disable the zoom.

    Also, there is a Smart Typing option at there may help.
     
  9. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Realize that keystrokes are not recorded until you release the key. Touch the key you want and keep your finger down until you confirm it's the right one, then release.
     
  10. elder79 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for all of your help. I did follow up: I tried the Zooming but did not like it very much so I took it off.
    Then I tried Smart Typing and quit liked that and have left it on. Finally I looked for a Bluetooth Keyboard and found one that I can carry in my pocket and I think I will buy that. The one I'm looking at goes for around $26.00 at Amazon.
    Thank you all again. elder79.
     

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