Here’s how to replace Siri with ChatGPT on your iPhone

AI is all the rage these days, and ChatGPT seems to be taking over the world. No matter where you turn or look, there is something being discussed online about AI or ChatGPT.

Regardless of where you stand on the AI ​​thing, there’s no doubt that it can be very useful depending on how it’s used. But if one thing is for sure, it’s that Siri is pretty awkward compared to other digital assistants, especially when you compare it to things like ChatGPT. Luckily, there’s a way to replace Siri with ChatGPT on your iPhone of choice, like the iPhone 14 Pro – and we’ll show you how.

Here’s how to get a ChatGPT shortcut that works on your iPhone

Before you can get ChatGPT working on your iPhone, you need an OpenAI account. You can create an account for free on the OpenAI website. Once you have done that, you can proceed to the next steps.

Step 1: Go to in your iPhone web browser and then either create an account or log into an existing account.

Step 2: Select the hamburger menu in the top right corner to bring up a menu and then select your account.

Step 3: Select View API Key.

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Step 4: Choose Create new secret key.

Step 5: Copy the API key you just generated.

Step 6: Go to Yue-Yang’s Github page on your iPhone.

Step 7: Scroll down and select ChatGPT Siri 1.2.2 (English Version).

Step 8: When you tap on the link, shortcuts will be launched automatically. So make sure you do all this on your iPhone. Choose Set up shortcut.

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Step 9: Paste your OpenAI API key into the text box when the Configure this shortcut screen appears.

Step 10: Choose Add Shortcut.

Step 11: In the Shortcuts app, tap and hold the ChatGPT 1.2.2 tile and then select Rename. We recommend a simpler name like “Smart Siri” otherwise Siri just won’t understand what you’re trying to do. Once you rename it, just say “Hey Siri, [Renamed Shortcut]“.

Christine Romero-Chan / Digital Trends How to Link Your ChatGPT Shortcut to Back Tap

A very useful accessibility feature in iOS is Back Tap, which allows you to either double or triple tap the back of your iPhone to bring up a system feature, accessibility feature, or even a shortcut – like your new ChatGPT shortcut.

Step 1: Launch Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Choose Accessibility.

Step 3: Choose Touch.

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Step 4: Scroll down and select Back Tap.

Step 5: Choose either Double Tap or Triple Tap.

Step 6: Scroll down until you see Shortcuts, then select your ChatGPT shortcut to associate with your chosen back tip option.

Christine Romero-Chan / Digital Trends How to activate and use your ChatGPT shortcut

After setting up your ChatGPT shortcut, how do you activate and use it? It’s easy!

Step 1: Say “Hey Siri, [ChatGPT shortcut]“. Again, you should rename this to something simpler that Siri can understand, because if you keep the default “ChatGPT 1.2.2” name, Siri just won’t understand (I’ve tried).

Step 2: Hold the side button on your iPhone to invoke Siri, then say your ChatGPT shortcut name to run it.

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Step 3: Double or triple tap the back of your iPhone if you have linked the shortcut with a back tap.

Step 4: Once you run the ChatGPT shortcut, just type in a command prompt and you will get a result. Remember that the answer stays on the screen for a very brief moment, so you’d better take some quick screenshots before the answer disappears. We couldn’t find a way to view the chat transcript and ChatGPT doesn’t keep a record. For longer chats and information, we recommend using a computer web browser so that you can save the full chat log of a session.

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As you can see, having ChatGPT on your iPhone is useful, but it’s not perfect. It can certainly be more useful than Siri, that’s for sure, but don’t expect to be able to go back and check the chat logs. We recommend using ChatGPT when you need quick answers to things, but if you need longer, more detailed answers, it’s probably still best to use a desktop browser.

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