Apple developers introduced a bunch of new and exciting features in iOS 16, which has recently started rolling out for many compatible devices. Some of the features have become highly popular, including the unique lock screen customization. There is one particular feature introduced in iOS 16 that isn’t being talked about much. In iPhones and iPads running iOS 16, you can now bypass the annoying CAPTCHAs on different sites and automatically verify as a human. In this guide, you’ll get to know how to bypass CAPTCHA verification on iPhones and iPads running iOS 16.
Bypass CAPTCHAs on different sites on iOS 16
Apple has partnered up with the two major content delivery partners that most websites use for verifying whether or not the user is human. Cloudflare and Fastly are the two services that Apple is working with to develop the system. Sites that use one of these two services for blocking spam should be able to use the system and stop showing you so many CAPTCHAs when trying to complete your work. Apple makes use of what is called Private Access Tokens for this purpose.
In that case, when you visit a site that normally asks you to fill out a CAPTCHA for verifying whether or not you’re human if your device says yes, you’ll be let right through. Apple states that your Apple ID is used as proof that you’re an actual human, your computer or phone doesn’t send the associated data. Apple will only know that your device is asking to confirm whether you’re a human, it won’t receive any information about who wants to know.
How to bypass CAPTCHA verification on your iPhone and iPad
This feature comes enabled by default in iOS 16. However, if it got disabled, you should follow these steps to enable it.
- Update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 16
- Head over to the Settings app on your device
- Click on your Apple account
- Now, select the “Password and Security” option
- Scroll down until you’ve found the “Automatic Verification” toggle under “Advanced” and then turn it on if it isn’t on by default