Every empty state, no matter the feature or its spot in a given workflow, should serve to onboard the user. It should always tell them what’s missing and how to get it there.
Whether it’s part of a larger task or a one-off entry, completing the form accurately should be quick and easy. Layout and content are key to building that experience.
Our mobile screens have less room to perform just as many actions (sometimes more). The options to progress forward and backward should remain clear, but concise.