Apple’s iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura could bring one important change: the ability to bypass CAPTCHA on most websites. CAPTCHA which stands for “Fully Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Away” is what many of us encounter daily when navigating through websites and apps. You are asked to either enter a combination of letters and numbers into a box or select traffic lights from a box of pictures to prove that you are a human and not a robot. And sometimes it’s very infuriating to find out. But it looks like the new version of Apple’s software for iPhone and iPad will allow users to bypass that.
According to MacRumors, Apple showed details of how this works in a developer video as part of WWDC 2022. The report adds that the feature can be found in Settings under Apple ID > Password & Security > Auto Verify.
Once enabled, Apple made it clear that iCloud will verify the user’s device and Apple ID, eliminating the need for any CAPTCHA prompt on apps or websites. The system presents a special access token to the app or website and Apple says this does not harm the user’s identity or personal information.
The report adds that Cloudflare and Fastly – two major content delivery network (CDN) providers – have announced their support, which means many websites and apps will have this capability.
Developer beta for all upcoming Apple software is available for download and installation. It is recommended that regular users not install the developer beta on their primary iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices, since it usually has a lot of bugs and other issues. The public beta will be available next month.
The official release usually comes out in September after Apple announces the next generation of iPhone, which this year will be the iPhone 14 series. Apple is expected to continue with four options this year as well, however, there won’t be a small variant. This year’s lineup will be the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.