ChatGPT App and Its Compatibility with Older iPhone Models

If you’re a tech enthusiast, you’re probably aware of the recent buzz surrounding the release of ChatGPT, a language model app that uses AI technology to generate human-like responses to various prompts. ChatGPT has received rave reviews for its ability to engage in natural conversation, understand complex queries, and provide relevant and insightful responses. And last Thursday, it pushed its iOS application version.

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However, its compatibility with older iPhone models is causing some dissatisfaction among users who are unable to run the app on their devices. In this blog post, we’ll explore the compatibility issues with ChatGPT and the impacted older iPhone models and provide possible solutions for users.

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Compatibility issues with ChatGPT

According to the news released on the Apple App Store, only iPhones running iOS 16.1 and later systems can download the ChatGPT app. That means the iPhones that do not support iOS 16.1 will not be able to download the ChatGPT app. And these iPhone users can’t Experience this popular app on their iPhones.

According to information on Apple’s official website, iOS 16.1 is applicable to iPhone 8 and later models. Therefore, the ChatGPT app is currently compatible with 23 models of iPhone. It includes the

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone X
  • Phone X series,
  • iPhone Xs series,
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11 series,
  • iPhone 12 series,
  • iPhone 13 series,
  • iPhone 14 series models
  • and the second and third-generation iPhone SE

However, users with older models such as iPhone 6s, iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPhone 7 have reported issues with running the app, causing them to feel left out and isolated from the latest AI-powered technology. The compatibility issue is primarily caused by the app’s requirement for the newer iOS operating system, which is only compatible with newer iPhone models.

Possible solutions for users

If you’re a user with an older iPhone model and can’t run ChatGPT, don’t lose hope just yet. There are a few workarounds that you can attempt to get the app working on your device. The first solution is to upgrade your iPhone model to a newer one that is compatible with the app. While this may not be feasible for everyone, it’s worth considering if you’re due for an upgrade or have been planning on getting a new phone.

More Restrictions

In addition to the restrictions on the model, the ChatGPT app that only lands on the iPhone also has language and applicable market restrictions. Currently, there is only an English version and only Apple users in the US market can use it for the time being. The Android version has not yet been launched. But as time goes by, supported languages and markets will gradually expand, and a version for Android will be launched soon.


In conclusion, the ChatGPT app is causing dissatisfaction among users with older iPhone models who are unable to run the app due to compatibility issues. While upgrading to a newer iPhone model is the most effective solution, it may not be feasible for everyone.

As technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace, we can expect more compatibility issues to arise, but we can also count on creative solutions from users and developers alike to keep us up to speed.

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