How to Bypass CAPTCHAs on iPhone & iPad
CAPTCHA’s are those annoying “prove you are a human” tests that are common on the web, making you do things like select all the motorcycles, crosswalks, or cars in a series of images, or type out a series of fuzzy characters to match, before you can proceed to login or access a particular website. The point of CAPTCHAs is to prevent automated attacks, brute force attempts, and other common web-spam activity, but the most obvious consequence to CAPTCHAs for the average user is annoyance.
Thanks to a little feature that is included on the iPhone and iPad however, you can automatically verify CAPTCHAs, and skip them entirely. Rather than be annoyed by CAPTCHAs, if you’re on a modern version of iOS and iPadOS you can skip and bypass CAPTCHAs on the web.
How to Automatically Verify CAPTCHAs on iPhone or iPad
You can completely bypass and skip CAPTCHAs by enabling an automatic verification feature, here’s how:
- Open the Settings app on iPhone or iPad
- Tap on your name at the very top of the Settings app
- Choose “Password & Security”
- Scroll down to find “Automatic Verification” and toggle this setting ON (or OFF if you wish to disable the feature)
With Automatic Verification enabled, you will not have to fill out CAPTCHA’s when using iPhone or iPad with Safari.
You may still encounter CAPTCHAs, but they will be automatically filled out and verified like this:
This feature is enabled by default on iPhone or iPad, but some users may wish to disable the feature, or confirm that is it on, or toggle it back on if it had been turned on before.
Leaving this feature on is a good idea for almost everyone, since CAPTCHAs are basically loathed by every web user, but they are often necessary to prevent spam, harassment, and other unwelcome activity on the web.
If you do not find this feature available to you, your iPhone or iPad is not running the latest version of system software that supports the capability (iOS 16 or newer), so you’d need to install iOS/iPadOS software updates on your device to gain access to the feature.