Users Can Skip CAPTCHAs On Some Websites With iOS 16

Apple is expected to release the new iOS 16 in September with incredible features that will help many iOS users. One of them is this new iOS version can skip the CAPTCHA anti-bot systems placed on some web sign-ins. According to MacRumors, Apple used WWDC 2022 to detail a Private Access Token system in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura that skips CAPTCHAs on some apps and websites. The Automatic Verification feature can be activated to use iCloud to verify both your Apple ID and your device, presenting a token that proves you’re trustworthy. So, users don’t need to write text or tap pictures of traffic lights just to show that they’re human.

Apple says the device won’t save the user’s sensitive data, including email address or phone number. Apple also won’t know who’s making the verification request, so it can’t tie these checks to specific providers. The system will create an encrypted token, as it doesn’t track your IP address. Of course, this feature can help more users that have disabilities.

On the other side, Cloudflare and Fastly have already unveiled plans to support the token approach, potentially bringing it to millions of websites. Apple also makes a partnership with Google to make Private Access Tokens an open standard. Unfortunately, there’s no clear information about when this feature will release for Android users.

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