Showing passwords as typed on iPod touch.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by reubs, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Sorry if this has been covered, but I'm not exactly sure how to search for it.

    I'm wondering if there's a way to set up the iPod to "Show passwords" as they're being typed in. I know that they get saved upon entry for Wi Fi and things like that, but if it's a long password it would be great to see it as it is typed and then hide it instead of hoping you didn't get fat-fingered somewhere along the way and have to start from scratch.

    Thanks for any info about this!
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    There's no way to make it display the entire password, but since 2.0 it does display the last letter typed - if you pay close attention to the text box as you type you should be able to pick out mistakes. But I do agree it is such a pain if you get something wrong. I love how in OS X you sometimes get the option to 'show password' just to make sure there's no errors.
     
  3. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This seems to be a bad oversight for a few reasons. The touch/iPhone are very clearly personal devices, and that means rarely is someone going to be looking over your shoulder as you type. Furthermore, there is a high chance of error when typing on such a small keypad.

    Hopefully with the 3.0 update this can be worked around with copy and paste.
     

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