CAPTCHAs are the first line of defense for many websites. They help prevent bots from spamming, identify spam users and most importantly, keep marketing accounts and bulk users at bay. However, they can be pretty annoying for a daily user just trying to encrypt their data and maintain privacy.
Constant CAPTCHAs can ruin a browsing experience and in the worst case, prevent you from accessing a website altogether. Thankfully a new feature in iOS 16 helps you let bypass CAPTCHAs entirely without needing any additional tools or information.
Let’s take a quick look at it.
How to bypass CAPTCHAs automatically on iOS 16
You can bypass CAPTCHAs automatically in iOS 16 using the Automatic Verification feature. Here’s how you can enable the same on your device.
Open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID at the top.
Now tap Password & Security.
Scroll to the bottom and you should be able to find a toggle for Automatic Verification. Tap and enable the same for your device.
Once done, close the Settings app and restart your device for good measure.
And that’s it! CAPTCHAs from websites visited on your device will now be automatically bypassed using Automatic Verification.
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How does Automatic Verification work?
Automatic Verification is a complex process that happens between your device, your Apple ID, Apple servers, and website servers in the background. Whenever you visit a website with CAPTCHA verification, the site will automatically request your device for a verification token.
Your iPhone or iPad will then contact iCloud servers and request verification of the current device you’re using. The verification process then begins from Apple servers where your identity is verified and the servers contact the concerned website you visited.
Apple servers then request a verification token dedicated for your device based on the confirmation. This token is then delivered to your device via iCloud servers and the website automatically detects the same.
This in turn verifies that you’re a human and a CAPTCHA is thus never presented to you.
Is it safe to use Automatic Verification?
Automatic Verification is pretty safe to use. Your data or identity is never shared with the website and Apple severs to the verification with the website on your behalf.
The process happens in the background without the need for any interaction on your part, be it with your Apple ID or the concerned website.
In addition to this CAPTCHAs are designed to verify that you’re human. They aren’t used to protect sensitive information which is another aspect that makes Automatic Verification pretty safe to use.
We hope this post helped you get familiar with Automatic Verification on iOS 16. If you face any issues or have any more questions, feel free to reach out using the comments below.
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