Visibly Secure UITextFields are needed for data entry of sensitive information like passwords, ssn , tax id etc. as entered by the user. In XCode,  Open the XIB where the Field is, Then select the Field and on the Right Side, click on the properties icon of the field and simple enable the checkbox that says Secure. Now when you run the application in Simulator or Device and enter something in that field, all the characters will be masked with * making it visibly secure for data entry. how to make text field secure ios