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Awesome! iPhone users can bypass CAPTCHA with this iOS 16 feature

The iOS 16 Automatic Verification feature helps iPhone users escape the frustrating CAPTCHA process. Here’s how.

| Updated on: Sep 30 2022, 13:11 IST
Apple WWDC 2022: Top 10 iOS 16 features coming to your iPhones
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1/9 Customizable lock screen for iPhones: Apple has substantially upgraded the iOS lock screens with features such as ability to create and edit custom lock screens, add filters, change font styles. This is the biggest lock screen update on iPhones since the launch of iOS itself. (Apple)
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2/9 Wallpaper Gallery: Apple has introduced lock screen gallery in iOS 16. It will have a plethora of wallpapers that users can choose from. Various apps like weather will also provide a live wallpaper feature. (Apple)
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3/9 Messages: The Messages app has also received a major update with some long-requested features. You can now unsend messages and even have the option to edit already sent messages! Isn’t that amazing? Oh, and SharePlay now works in Messages too. (Apple)
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4/9 Maps: Apple Maps has been updated to support visual look-around. Apple has introduced the multi-stop functionality to Maps as well as seamless integration with Apple Wallet. (Apple)
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5/9 LiveText: LiveText: One of the most popular Apple features, LiveText also has been improved. You can now use LiveText in videos as well as other apps. (Apple)
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6/9 Dictation: Dictation on Apple has just got smarter thanks to machine learning. You can now select a text and use dictation to edit it, or type an entire paragraph with your voice. The keyboard stays open to seamlessly shift between voice and touch. It even includes emoji detection and punctuation detection! (Apple)
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7/9 Notifications: iOS Notifications has also received some much-needed updates. Notifications will now be categorized from the bottom, keeping the lock screen cluster-free. (Apple)
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8/9 Visual Lookup: Visual Lookup has been improved. You can now tap and hold an object for Visual Lookup as well as send that object to someone as a message. (Apple)
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9/9 Mail: The Mail app has been updated. It now has several excellent features such as un-send mails, follow up, remind me later, and more. (Apple)
iOS 16
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iPhone users can now bypass the CAPTCHA process with iOS 16 feature. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

If you have updated your iPhone with the latest iOS 16, then you must have seen some instant changes. However, there are some features that are hidden. One of these is a new Automatic Verification feature that can help your iPhone to bypass the CAPTCHA verification process automatically. Moreover, it will privately verify your device and Apple ID account via iCloud. Apple has introduced this new feature to escape the need to tap on images of traffic lights or decipher squiggly text every time you try to log in to a new website or portal in order to prove that you are a real human being and not a robot.

The new Automatic Verification feature is limited to some websites and apps that support Private Access Tokens, a MacRumors report suggested. However, an IT service management company Cloudflare says that the feature should get a big boost while announcing that it is making a free API called Turnstile available to any website who are looking to eliminate the CAPTCHAs process.

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How iPhone users will be able to escape CAPTCHAs process

Cloudflare explained in a blog post how the technology works, which says, “Private Access Tokens are built directly into Turnstile. While Turnstile has to look at some session data (like headers, user agent, and browser characteristics) to validate users without challenging them, Private Access Tokens allow us to minimize data collection by asking Apple to validate the device for us.”

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Moreover, it says that Turnstile never looks for cookies such as a login cookie, or uses cookies to gather or store information of any kind from users. This Turnstile is available in beta version via the Cloudflare dashboard or a sign-up form.

However, for iPhone users, the Automatic Verification feature is enabled by default on all iPhones running on iOS 16. Here's how to access it:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to the Apple ID.
  • Now, tap on Password & Security, and here you will find Automatic Verification.
  • Not just iPhones with iOS 16 but iPads running on iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura, which both remain in beta testing. However, Apple says that it will be released in October.

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First Published Date: 30 Sep, 13:01 IST