iPhone users may not need to punch in CAPTCHA codes anymore
Apple is coming up with innovations to offer the best experience to its vast user base. The Cupertino-based tech giant has already impressed tech fans by offering the most user-intuitive devices. Now, Apple is gearing up to add yet another user-friendly feature for its users.
CAPTCHA codes are important for online user safety, however, they could be a dampener for most users. After all, in case of emergencies, users may run out of patience to tap on traffic lights, cars or unravelling mangled text to prove that they are humans.
There is good news for iPhone users, as iOS 16 has introduced a feature that lets users bypass CAPTCHAs in select websites and applications. While CAPTCHA has been embedded to enhance user security, however a lot of times it makes it difficult for users to access websites and applications.
To access the new feature, users need to go to Settings, the option will be seen under Apple ID> Password & security> Automatic Verification. After enabling the feature, Apple will let users know that iCloud will automatically and privately verify their device and Apple ID in the background. This will essentially eliminate the need for websites and applications to ask users to fulfil CAPTCHA verification.
Earlier this month, Apple had introduced a video showcasing Private Access Tokens. These tokens according to Apple are an alternative to help users to identify HTTP requests from legitimate devices and people without compromising their identity or personal details.
The initial beta versions of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will come with automatic verification. The tech giant has said that the feature will also be available on the macOS venture.
All software updates are expected to be released later this year. iOS 16 was introduced at the recently held Worldwide Developer Conference last month.