How to Bypass CAPTCHAs on Mac Automatically
If you’re a Mac user, you may be interested in bypassing CAPTCHAs that you encounter as you browse the web, automatically.
Nobody likes CAPTCHAs, which are the goofy tests that we are subjected to on the web that make you “prove that you are a human” and are aimed to filter out bots and spammers. With a CAPTCHA, you typically are asked to type some blurry or obscured characters, or select a series of things like traffic lights from a collection of random images.
Fortunately, Apple has a nice solution available to Mac users that allows you to automatically verify CAPTCHA’s, which essentially allows you to bypass CAPTCHA’s when using a Mac with Safari by automatically verifying that you’re a human.
To bypass CAPTCHA’s on the Mac, you will need at least MacOS Ventura or Sonoma, iCloud enabled, and you’ll need to use the Safari browser. The rest is just a matter of toggling a switch, and you’ll be on your way, browsing the web a little easier than before.
How to Automatically Bypass & Verify CAPTCHAs on Mac
To automatically bypass and skip CAPTCHAs when browsing the web on the Mac, do the following:
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
- Click your name in the top left corner to access iCloud settings
- Choose “Sign-in & Security”
- Scroll down to find “Automatic Verification” and toggle that switch to the ON position
That’s all there is to it, with this setting enabled, go ahead and use Safari on the Mac to browse the web as usual, and you’ll be bypassing CAPTCHA’s automatically when they appear.
Many Mac users will find this feature is already enabled on their Mac running Ventura or Sonoma, in which case if you’re using Safari you’re already benefiting from this capability.
If you’re happy about this on the Mac, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also bypass CAPTCHAs on iPhone and iPad with a similar Settings toggle.