Wouldn’t it be cool if you could replace Siri with ChatGPT on your iPhone or iPad and use AI to its full potential?

While Siri is okay, ChatGPT takes responses to the next level! It isn’t even close. The difference will blow you away!

Well, we’ve got you covered.

It’s so easy to do that even if you have no idea how to customize your iPhone, you can set it up in just a few minutes.

So, let’s get started!

Step By Step Guide: How To Replace Siri With ChatGPT on iPhone

Step 1: Get The Shortcut

Go to the following link to get the Hey GPT shortcut.

Hey GPT homepage

Then click ‘Set Up Shortcut.

You’ll now see the following screen.

OpenAI API Key

To configure the shortcut, you’ll need to enter your OpenAI API Key.

Step 2: Get Your OpenAI API Key

To get your OpenAI API Key, you’ll need to log in to your ChatGPT account at https://platform.openai.com/

You’ll then see the following screen.

OpenAI login

Next, click the circle in the top right corner with your details.

You’ll then see a drop-down menu.

Click ‘View API keys.’

OpenAI menu

You’ll now see the following:

OpenAI API Keys

You can now create an API Key here to use with the iPhone Chat GPT shortcut.

To do so, click ‘Create new secret key

ChatGPT Secret Key

Next, give the secret key a name (While it is optional, it is highly recommended to do so— since if you will be using ChatGPT with many different apps, you can tell which secret key is for which app).

Then click ‘create secret key

Your secret key is now generated instantly.

ChatGPT Secret Key For iPhone

Remember to copy it, as you won’t be able to view it again.

Click the two white square icons to the right of the secret key to copy it.

Now go back to the Shortcut app, and paste the API secret key.

Configure OpenAI API Key

Next, click ‘+ Add Shortcut

The Hey GPT shortcut has now been created!

Step 3: Add Chat GPT Shortcut To Your iPhone Home Screen

Now you can now add the ChatGPT shortcut to your iPhone home screen.

To do so, in the Shortcuts app, on the menu at the bottom of the screen, click on the ‘Shortcuts’ menu.

Apple Shortcuts menu

You should now see the Hey GPT shortcut in the ‘All Shortcuts’ section.

Hey GPT Shortcuts

Next, click the 3 dots to the top right of the Hey GPT shortcut (You’ll need to press and hold until you see the following menu).

Hey GPT Edit

Click ‘Details’

Hey GPT Details

Then click ‘Add to Home Screen’

You’ll now see the screen below.

HeyGPT home screen name

Here you can change the home screen name and icon if you like.

Then once you’re done, click ‘Add’ in the top right corner.

You’ll now see the Hey GPT icon, so that you can run the shortcut.

iPhone home screen with Hey GPT

Step 4: Customize The Shortcut

This step is optional, but you can customize the Chat GPT shortcut to suit your preferences.

To do so, in the Shortcuts app, go back to the Shortcuts menu at the bottom of the screen.

Then hold down the three dots on the top right corner of the Hey GPT shortcut again.

This time, go to the ‘Edit’ menu.

HeyGPT replace Siri

You’ll now see the following screen.

Hey GPT menu

In the ‘Speak’ section at the top, where it says ‘What can I do for you?’, you’ll notice a blue circle with a ‘greater than’ arrow.

Click it to expand it

Hey GPT replace Siri on iPhone

Here you can choose the option ‘wait until finished,’ as well as change the options for rate and pitch. (I recommend keeping these as default, but you can experiment with them).

You can also change the language — there are over 40 available languages.

ChatGPT Language

You can also change the voice if you don’t want to use the default Siri voice. There are over 30 voices to select from.

ChatGPT Siri voice

Step 5: Privacy Options

Now to start using ChatGPT instead of Siri, there are a few privacy settings that need to be enabled.

To do so, click the Hey GPT icon you just created.

This is how you can ask ChatGPT a question.

HeyGPT logo

The first time you use the shortcut, you will be asked to allow Hey GPT to access Speech Recognition.

ChatGPT Privacy

Click Allow.

Then after you ask your first query, you’ll also be asked to Allow Hey GPT to send 1 text item to api.openai.com.

ChatGPT iPhone Privacy

Click Always Allow’. This is how the shortcut connects with ChatGPT.

Note: If you click ‘Allow Once,’ you’ll have to grant this permission each time you use the ChatGPT shortcut.

Step 6: Use ChatGPT Instead of Siri On Your iPhone

That’s all you need to do to replace Siri on your iPhone!

While it takes a few minutes to set up, this is the only time you will ever need to do so.

Now, anytime you want to ask ChatGPT a question, just click the Hey GPT icon.

The Hey GPT shortcut will appear, and you’ll be asked What can I do for you?

ChatGPT iPhone Shortcut

Then, just ask your question, and ChatGPT will give you much more detailed information than Siri!

So, there you have it. In just a few minutes you can replace Siri with ChatGPT on your iPhone.

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