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Apple’s new iOS 16 will let you skip annoying CAPTCHAs that ask you to prove you are a human

Apple’s new iOS 16 lets you skip annoying CAPTCHAs asking you to prove you’re human by providing automatic verification with iPhone and Mac

  • Apple has found a way to get around annoying CAPTCHAs used by apps and websites
  • It will add automatic verification in the upcoming iOS 16
  • This will automatically verify that a user is a human and not a robot

Apple is putting an end to the annoying CAPTCHAs that let users prove that they are, in fact, a human and not a robot.

CAPTCHAs – that’s “fully automated public Turing test for distinguishing computers and humans” – are the tests that ask you to select objects from a group of images.

The tech giant is adding “automatic verification” with its upcoming iOS 16, which will launch this fall, which will automatically and privately verify the device used and its Apple ID account in the background.

The feature is available for both iPhones and Macs and is activated by changing the option in Password & Security in Settings.

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Apple is adding 'automatic verification' with its upcoming iOS 16, launching this fall, which will automatically and privately authenticate the device used and its Apple ID account in the background

Apple is adding ‘automatic verification’ with its upcoming iOS 16, launching this fall, which will automatically and privately authenticate the device used and its Apple ID account in the background

CAPTCHA was created in 2000 by Carnegie Mellon University.

And websites took the test to guard against the ‘bots’ of spammers and other types of computer underworlds.

‘Anyone can write a program to sign up for millions of accounts, and the idea was to prevent that’ said Luis von Ahn, a Carnegie Mellon professor who was part of the CAPTCHA team.

The little puzzles work because computers aren’t as good as humans at reading scrambled text. Google says people solve 200 million CAPTCHAs a day.

CAPTCHAs - that's 'fully automated public Turing test to distinguish between computers and humans' - these are the tests that ask you to select objects from a group of images

CAPTCHAs – that’s ‘fully automated public Turing test to distinguish between computers and humans’ – these are the tests that ask you to select objects from a group of images

According to Apple, none of the user’s sensitive data is shared by the device and the person making a verification request is kept anonymous.

And the system is designed to prevent websites from tracking the user’s IP address.

Apple’s new automatic verification feature also allows people with disabilities to verify themselves without the help of others.

Apple unveiled its iOS 16 in June, with a redesigned lock screen and the ability to undo messages, at its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC).

iOS 16 includes “the biggest update ever” to the lock screen, making it easier to change lock screen background photos and the color and design of display fonts.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said in a: pronunciation: ‘iOS 16 is a major release with updates that will change the way you experience iPhone.

“We’ve reinvented the way the lock screen looks and works with exciting new features that make it more personal and useful, introduced shared iCloud Photo Library for families, streamlined communication through new capabilities in Messages and Mail, and enhanced intelligence harnessed with updates to Live Text and visual look-up,’

According to Apple, none of the user's sensitive data is shared by the device and the person making a verification request is kept anonymous.  And the system is designed to prevent websites from tracking user's IP address

According to Apple, none of the user’s sensitive data is shared by the device and the person making a verification request is kept anonymous. And the system is designed to prevent websites from tracking user’s IP address

However, the June event left many Apple fans disappointed as many hoped to see the company’s first smart glasses.

Instead, Apple provided details about the latest iPhone and iPad software updates, as well as a new MacBook Pro.

One user wrote on Twitter after the event: “No Apple glasses this year.”

Another said: ‘And that’s a wrap! No mention of Apple Glasses or realityOS. Fine.’

And one joked: ‘Years without an apple or glasses: 3.’

The iPhone maker has long been rumored to be working on a “mixed reality” headset that will allow users to envision virtual items about the real world.

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