While browsing the Web, it is common to see a Captcha screen – those small quiz boxes you have to solve to prove you are not a spambot. Personally, I fail nine times out of ten answering these annoying quizzes. It is frustrating. Even Chromebook users often report Captcha takes time not to respond on their Chromebook. Here we show you legitimate ways to bypass Google ReCAPTCHA works for humans, not bots). Stop wasting your time solving Captchas and enjoy browsing!
1. Use Sign-in Google Search
The ReCAPTCHA application is a Google product, so it is no surprise that the fastest way to prove to Google that you are not a bot is to sign in to your Google account. This may not be the favorite choice of privacy-lovers, but it’s the easiest way to get those pesky Captcha programs off your back.
The sign-in Google search option is available on desktop as well as mobile screens. Despite being signed in, you have a few privacy choices, such as turning off sync and sending a “do not track” request to certain sites. You can periodically delete your searches from “My Google activity.”
2. Solve Audio Challenge: It’s Much Faster
The audio versions of ReCAPTCHA are way faster. If you’re going to solve these challenges at all, opt for the audio clues first. This means whenever you’re presented with a visual challenge, ignore it straight away and click “Play” on the audio button.
If you can hear the sound properly on your device, it shouldn’t take very long to solve the audio challenge. With Image ReCAPTCHA, I get it wrong almost nine times out of ten. This could be because the audio challenges use simple English words which means a greater probability of getting them right the first time.
In case you did not hear it right on the first attempt, simply download the audio file. It will open in a new tab for Chrome/Firefox users. These files only run for three to four seconds so that you can easily replay the sounds to be sure you hear correctly.
3. Use a VPN
VPN locations allow you to legitimately bypass Google’s ReCAPTCHA roadblocks. For the best results, choose a well-known VPN service instead of a free VPN which would arrive with its own set of problems. Good VPNs disguise your traffic, protect your device details and don’t record logs.
Google does flag suspicious IP addresses which include many VPN servers. Sometimes this would lead to solving harder Captcha puzzles. When this happens to you, simply change the server location to another country. Most commercial VPN providers frequently update their server locations to ensure they’re not blacklisted by websites.
4. Use ReCAPTCHA Bypass Bots
You can also download browser extensions which solve the challenges on your behalf. One of them is Buster, which does a nice job bypassing audio challenges available with Chrome and Firefox. As soon as you encounter a visual challenge, the extension icon gets activated (see below).
Next, carry on with the audio challenge as usual. Instead of your human ear, the bot solves it for you.
The accuracy is not 100 percent, but if you’re only going to encounter the Google ReCAPTCHA a few times a day, this will do.
5. Hire a Captcha Solving Service
The good news is that there are plenty of Captcha decoding services which help you solve the Captchas using human data entry operators. Anti-Captcha is a good example with the fastest response time of seven to ten seconds per image puzzle. It claims to have been in business since 2007. The service costs 50 cents for 1000 reCAPTCHA v2 puzzles, which are harder.
2Captcha is another service which does something similar.
Did you know that ReCAPTCHA image quizzes are Google’s way of making others work for their artificial intelligence projects? Using the ReCAPTCHA tool, Google has digitized the entire Google Books library and the entire New York Times archive.
I am a huge fan of machine learning. But, at the same time, nobody wants to solve these puzzles. Thankfully, Google has realized its error and come up with reCAPTCHA v3. With this latest captcha version, users are not interrupted, but their actions on a website determine whether they are humans or bots. As of 2021, there are fewer Captcha notifications in a Google search, even as an unsigned user. You may also want to learn how to solve the “unusual traffic from your computer” Google error.