If you regularly surf the web, you’ve probably seen pictures of car selections, traffic lights or scribbled text codes to prove you’re human, they’re CAPTCHAs. For example the image below:

What is Auto-Verifying CAPTCHAs on iOS 16?

CAPTCHA (short for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is intended to help some websites protect themselves from bots that automatically flood their systems and protect them from being overloaded to deny translations. service for real users.

In fact, this authentication method results in a bad user experience. The average user takes tens of seconds to decode a CAPTCHA code. That is one person, if multiplied by the number of internet users today, this wasted number is huge.

With iOS 16, Apple also started to pay attention to this problem. Apple recently shared a video with technical details on how Automatic Verification works. This is Apple’s system that verifies that the device and Apple ID account are in good standing and displays what’s called a Private Access Token to an app or website. This new system will provide a better user experience for tasks like logging in or creating an account, with improved user access and privacy compared to CAPTCHAs.

How to use Auto Verification on iOS 16

  1. Enter Setting > click Apple ID your.
  2. Choose Password & Security.
  3. Turn on select word Automatic verification up.

    iOS 16 Auto Verification

When enabled, Apple says iCloud will automatically and privately verify your device and your Apple ID account in the background, eliminating the need for apps and websites to show you CAPTCHA verification prompts. Now, Cloudflare and Fastly have announced Private Access Token support on iOS 16, which means the ability to bypass CAPTCHAs could come to millions of apps and websites powered by those platforms, and the feature will be deployed more widely over time.

In the early betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, the feature was enabled by default. Apple says the feature is also supported on macOS Ventura. All software updates are currently in beta and will be released later this year.

In addition to Apple, many places are also starting to find CAPTCHA alternatives. Cloudflare in addition to supporting Private Access Token also plans to replace CAPTCHA with Yubikeys – also known as trusted USB key. This solution reduces your validation to five seconds and three clicks to prove you’re not a bot.

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