ChatGPT App For IOS

Conversational AI At Your Fingertips: ChatGPT Launches On iOS - Since ChatGPT was introduced, users could only experience ChatGPT on the main AI website or maybe through ChatGPT extensions like ChatGPT For Search Engines. If you've ever looked for the "ChatGPT" on Apple's App Store since its launch half a year ago, you might have come across several applications named Genie, Genius, and AI Writer, all boasting their utilization of OpenAI's technology. Alternatively, you may have stumbled upon Microsoft's Bing app, which features their own chatbot leveraging OpenAI's GPT-4 text generator. However, the official developer of ChatGPT hadn't released its own ChatGPT official app—until this moment.

ChatGPT app for iOS

ChatGPT app for iOS

Recently, OpenAI has finally introduced ChatGPT app for iOS and promises that a version for Android will be released soon. In particular, this app will integrate some interesting features to be more suitable for mobile use. It is expected to be much more convenient when users can enjoy ChatGPT without accessing the browsers. 

In this article, you are going to be shown with ChatGPT app's features including both old and new ones. Besides, there are some notes you should pay attention to in case you want to use this app securely. Let's get started now. 

ChatGPT App’s Features

According to ChatGPT’s makers from OpenAI, the recently released mobile app enables the synchronization of chat history with the AI chatbot across many devices. Furthermore, this new app of ChatGPT has already “debuted" and is valid in America, and OpenAI intends to expand its availability to other countries in the next few weeks. Furthermore, they have stated that a ChatGPT app for Android is currently being developed and would be available in the near future. “Android users, you're next! ChatGPT will be coming to your devices soon.” said experts from OpenAI.

The release of this free ChatGPT app coincides with major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook experimenting with AI and, in the case of Google and Microsoft, integrating AI abilities into their search engines — the latter, in fact, through an expensive partnership with OpenAI. However, being able to access ChatGPT directly on mobile without using a search engine or browser could potentially change how people use their phones to look for and engage with information today.

The most outstanding new feature of this mobile version is the ability to engage with the chatbot through spoken conversations, rather than solely relying on typing. OpenAI has combined ChatGPT with its Whisper voice recognition technology, which they claim provides a level of resilience and accuracy equivalent to humans, in particular for those using English with ChatGPT. Whisper was introduced with ChatGPT API by OpenAI as a speech-to-text model. This is also an API developed by OpenAI and it has already been open-sourced in September 2022.

Whisper API

Whisper API

Despite potential flaws, this improvement could give a distinct user experience and potentially motivate consumers to seek AI-generated insights more frequently. It's worth mentioning that ChatGPT for iOS will only be compatible with smartphones running the iOS 16.1 operating system, which means an iPhone 8 or newer is required.

And if you are wondering which versatility this app will contain, we can provide the answer below (according to OpenAI): 

  • Instant Knowledge: Obtain accurate and direct answers without the hassle of sifting through advertisements or multiple search results.
  • Personalized Guidance: Users can receive tailored advice on a variety of topics, including cooking, travel arrangements, crafting well-crafted messages, or many other.
  • Unleash Your Creativity: ChatGPT helps you ignite your imagination by generating gift ideas, outlining presentations, or crafting the ideal poem.
  • Professional Support: This app also assists users in enhancing productivity through idea feedback, note summarization, and assistance with technical subjects.
  • Learn and Grow: Seize learning opportunities by delving into new languages, modern history, and other subjects at your own pace.

Is ChatGPT App Free?

Like two types of account on the website, the free version is developed based on GPT-3.5, while the most competent persona, developed to allow users access GPT-4, is only available if you pay $20 per month for a ChatGPT Plus account. 

You can totally use your existing account which was signed up for on ChatGPT’s website with the use on your Iphone. Download the app from the Apple Store and log in to use ChatGPT right in your mobile.

How To Install ChatGPT App On Your Mobile?

Currently, the ChatGPT OpenAI app has only been available in America. If you are living in other areas, just wait until OpenAI expands the accessibility of this app in the near future.

First and foremost, in order to download ChatGPT App on iPhone, your device must be running iOS 16.1 or later. Go to Settings, General, then About to check your iOS version.

Once you've determined that the ChatGPT app is installable for your Iphone, you can follow two simple steps below to install ChatGPT app for your mobile:

  • Step 1: Go to the Apple App Store and type 'OpenAI ChatGPT' into the search bar. Remember that the logo of this app is designed black and white (see below). Alternatively, you can access the official ChatGPT iOS app on the official website of OpenAI (particularly on the page introducing the ChatGPT app for iOS).
ChatGPT App on App Store

ChatGPT App on App Store

  • Step 2: After finding this logo, the final step you have to do to install this app is to choose the Get button and confirm your installation with your Apple ID. This ChatGPT app for iOS is free, so you can finish installing it like many other free iOS apps.

How To Use ChatGPT App?

  • Step 1: Open this app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Choose Log in, and then enter your current OpenAI account. If you haven't had an account, you can tap “Continue with Apple", “Continue with Google”, or “Sign up with email", then you must provide your name, date of birth, and phone number for verification purposes. After completing to sign up, you can access ChatGPT right in your iPhone. 
Choose the option to continue to use ChatGPT app

Choose the option to continue to use ChatGPT app

  • Step 3: Now, choose the “Continue" button. 
  • Step 4: Tap the chat box at the bottom of the page, input your question, and then press the Send symbol (upward facing arrow). You can also use your voice to enter inquiries by hitting the Sound Wave icon to the left of the text box. After you've dictated your question, tap the Stop icon or the blue section of the screen and then the Send icon.

Limitations With The Use Of ChatGPT App On iOS

In fact, there is no clear information that ChatGPT app on iOS will retain such a freewheeling personality like it expresses on OpenAI's own website because of the list of strict policies about content moderation from Apple. 

Apple instructs developers that their apps should refrain from incorporating content that must be defamatory, discriminatory, or malicious in nature. They also discourage offensive, insensitive, upsetting, or disgust-inducing content, as well as material that is deemed to be in exceptionally poor taste. In addition, Apple prohibits the inclusion of overtly sexual or pornographic content, inflammatory religious content, and the dissemination of false information through app features. While ChatGPT includes certain limitations, it is possible to bypass them. Furthermore, like other generative AI tools, ChatGPT has been observed to occasionally generate false information or fabrications, a phenomenon commonly referred to as hallucination.

In fact, aside from some limitations originating from Apple’s policies, the ChatGPT app cannot provide users with all of the functions ChatGPT uses in the website. In particular, users with ChatGPT Plus accounts have chances to access ChatGPT plugins which are stated to be able to improve language model's limitations in case users use ChatGPT through the website. However, ChatGPT mobile app doesn’t allow access with those plugins. This may result in inconvenient experiences for users. 

ChatGPT mobile app gradually appears

ChatGPT mobile app gradually appears

This introduction of the ChatGPT app for iOS is expected to help ChatGPT users experience the work with ChatGPT more conveniently and quickly. Just imagine, you don't need to go to any browser, you can directly ask ChatGPT on the app and get an answer immediately. How convenient it is!

Therefore, if you would like to try this app but you are not in America now, just wait for the expansion from OpenAI. OpenAI is going to extend the availability of the ChatGPT app in many other areas and also for Android’s devices. We can totally believe that there will be more convenient ways to take advantage of this AI language model in the near future.