How to Bypass Website CAPTCHAs on iPhone and iPad? Almost everyone who uses the internet has come across CAPTCHA difficulties, in which websites and app sign-in pages demand users to pass a small exam, such as tapping on images of traffic lights or deciphering squiggly text.
CAPTCHA challenges are used to verify that you are a human and not a robot, however, they can be tedious. Fortunately, Apple has a tool in iOS 16 and later that can help you avoid many of these difficulties. It’s known as Automatic Verification, and this is how it works.
Instead of requiring you to complete a CAPTCHA, Automatic Verification validates your device and Apple ID using an Apple server. The verification is routed to an Apple-approved third-party token issuance server, which issues a private access token, which is then used to authenticate you to the app or website.
As one might think, privacy is essential in this process: Apple never knows which app or website you’re logging into, and it has no access to your browser history. Similarly, the token-issuing server simply knows that you passed verification and has no knowledge of your device or Apple ID. In the meantime, the app or website just receives the private access token.
How to Bypass Website CAPTCHAs on iPhone and iPad?
Automatic Verification is turned on by default on the iPhone, but if you want to verify if it’s activated (or even turn it off), simply follow the steps below.
- On your iPhone, launch the Settings app.
- Tap your Name in the top Apple ID banner.
- Select Password and Security.
- Scroll to the bottom and toggle Automatic Verification on/off.
The feature is also supported on iPadOS 16.1 and later, and the instructions outlined above apply to the iPad. If you’re on macOS Ventura or later, the same Automatic Verification toggle may be found in System Settings -> [your name] > Password & Security.
If you’re still receiving CAPTCHAs, check sure you’re signed into your device with your Apple ID and that you’re running the most recent OS system. When you’ve done both of these things and are still seeing CAPTCHAs, the app or website may not support Apple’s Automatic Verification.
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