Gemini is Google's state-of-the-art AI model, designed to compete with other large language models such as OpenAI's ChatGPT-4. On iPhones, you can chat with Gemini right within the Google app. Keep reading to learn how it's done.

google gemini
Apple recently announced a partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to iOS 18 later this year, and Apple has suggested that it is looking into partnerships with other AI companies to offer Apple device users more chat bot options, such as Google Gemini. But until that happens, you can access Google Gemini via the Google app for iOS.

Google Gemini has a range of practical applications that iPhone users might want to experiment with. In search queries, for example, Gemini enhances the accuracy and relevance of results by better understanding the context and nuances in queries. And when it comes to content creation, Gemini can generate and summarize text, create images, and assist with various creative tasks through the use of prompts.

Google Gemini requires a personal Google Account, or a Google Workspace account that can access the Google Search app. To get started with Gemini, download the Google app on your iPhone, then follow these steps.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google app.
  2. Make sure that you're signed in to your Google Account.
  3. If Gemini is available to you, a Gemini tab will be shown at the top of the Google app – switch to the Gemini tab and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.
  4. To chat with Gemini, tap a suggestion, or tap the Keyboard icon, then enter your prompt. To say your prompt, tap the Microphone icon, then start speaking. Alternatively, to add a photo to your prompt, tap the Image picker.
  5. When you're ready, tap Send.

google

Show or Hide the Gemini Tab

You can control whether the Gemini tab appears in the Google app by following these steps.

  1. In the Google app's Search screen, tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap Settings, then tap General.
  3. Toggle the switch next to Show Gemini to choose your preference.

As with other large-language models, Gemini can make mistakes. Google warns that Gemini can provide inaccurate information, or even make offensive statements. One way to double-check Gemini's responses is to use the Google button, which uses Google Search to find content that helps you assess and further research the information you get from Gemini.

The Google button is displayed below every response, alongside other options including Export to Docs, Draft in Gmail, Create a public link, select text, Modify response, and Other drafts.

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
macbook pro january

Best Buy's Black Friday in July Sale Takes Up to $700 Off M3 MacBook Pro for Members

Monday July 15, 2024 11:05 am PDT by
Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale is in full swing today, and in addition to a few iPad Air discounts we shared earlier, there are also some steep markdowns on the M3 MacBook Pro. You will need a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership in order to get some of these deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...
ipaos 18 image playground

Apple Releases First iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Public Betas

Monday July 15, 2024 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today provided the first betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to public beta testers, bringing the new software to the general public for the first time since the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple has seeded three developer betas so far, and the first public beta includes the same content that's in the third developer beta. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
Generic iOS 18 Feature Real Mock

Apple Seeds Revised Third Betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to Developers

Monday July 15, 2024 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded updated third betas iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple initially released the third betas. Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 18/iPadOS 18‌ Developer Beta ...