Best practice example for entering passwords

Filling in forms can be a right pain on mobile, especially when users have to fill in their password and are faced with the masked version of their password, as they have no way of knowing if they have filled it in incorrectly.

I have previously written about good examples of this on desktop sites. However, I hadn’t seen good examples on a mobile device.

Adobe has done an excellent job by allowing users to unmask their password as they enter it or whenever they want during the login process.


Allowing users to do this is invaluable, especially when they get their passwords wrong. Maybe they accidentally had the capslock key on or accidentally clicked the wrong button. However, not knowing why you receive an error when inputting your password doesn’t help you fix your mistake and is likely to lead to locked accounts, increased customer service enquiries or lost business.