This Galaxy S20 guide explains why you may need to hide password when typing it, how to hide password on Galaxy S20.
In this guide, Galaxy S20 refers to all three Galaxy S20 models, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Why you may need to hide password on Galaxy S20 when typing it?
By default, the password or PIN field on Galaxy S20 will display *s or dots, instead of the actual characters, to protect your password or PIN from prying eyes.
But when you type the password or PIN on Galaxy S20, the last typed character will show briefly on the screen.
It was designed for you to check the typed the password or PIN.
But this could be a big concern when you need to type password or PIN in the crowded public places. For example, in the crowded subway, it is hard to prevent others from seeing your screen.
So, you may want to hide password on Galaxy S20 even when typing, i.e., make the password invisible when typing.
Please note, if you use a PIN to unlock the phone, you can hide the PIN and confirm PIN without tapping OK on Galaxy S20. But for the password, you can only hide it when typing, and you have to tap OK or enter to confirm.
How to hide password on Galaxy S20 when typing it?
As mentioned, by default, the last typed character of the password or PIN is visible on the screen briefly.
You can follow these steps to hide password on Galaxy S20 when typing.
Step 1: Access Galaxy S20 Settings
You can access Galaxy S20 settings in different ways, for example,
- Tap the Settings app icon on Galaxy S20 Home screen.
- Tap the Settings app icon on Galaxy S20 Apps screen.
- Tap the Gear icon on the Galaxy S20 quick settings panel.
You can even use voice command to launch Galaxy S20 settings.
Step 2: Access Biometrics and security settings
On Galaxy S20 Settings page, tap Biometrics and security, as shown in the screenshot below,
In the Biometrics and security settings page, tap Other security settings, as shown above.
Step 3: Hide password on Galaxy S20 when typing
Now, on the other security settings page, you can … Read the rest