Apple’s iOS 16 Introduces Bypass CAPTCHA Feature

Apple’s iOS 16 Introduces Bypass CAPTCHA Feature

CAPTCHA, which stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, is something that many of us encounter daily when navigating websites and applications. You are either asked to identify weird squiggly letters or click on images of the boat from pictures just to prove that you are human and not a robot.

Well, the good news is that  Apple is introducing a new feature called ‘Automatic Verification’ for iPhones, iPads, and Macs to let users bypass CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites.

The new version of Apple’s software for iPhones and iPads will automatically and privately verify your device and account with any additional tool or support.

Apple devices running iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura will be the first to receive  ‘Automatic Verification.’ The new feature is based on ‘Private Access Tokens.’ 

In addition, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) such as Cloudflare and Fastly have incorporated new CAPTCHA bypass technology into their websites so users can live a CAPTCHA-free life.

At WWDC 2022, Apple revealed how users bypass CAPTCHA verification on Apple iPhone.

Step 1: Open the “Settings” application on your Apple iPhone.

Step 2: When the app opens, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Tap on the “Password & Security” option.

Step 4: After that, scroll down at the bottom of the page and enable the toggle for the “Automatic Verification” option.

Once enabled, Apple states that iCloud will verify the user’s device and Apple ID account, eliminating the need for CAPTCHA prompts in apps or websites. 

The system provides tokens for private access to apps or websites, and Apple says it doesn’t compromise user identities or personal information.

During the WWDC event, Apple also announced security and privacy features such as Real-time security updates apart from system updates, the ability to log into the service without a password, and locked folders for hidden and deleted photos.

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