How to Get ChatGPT’s GPT-4 Model Absolutely Free in Copilot

Want to use the more advanced GPT-4 version of ChatGPT for free? Then Microsoft's Copilot AI is what you actually need.

Hot on the heels of its release for Android, Microsoft’s  Copilot AI app is now available to download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users. What’s more, the chatbot is powered by OpenAI’s more advanced GPT-4 model, which normally costs a fair chunk of change.

In other words, both Android and iOS users can now effectively use ChatGPT’s paid GPT-4 model, normally part of a ChatGPT Plus subscription, absolutely free via the Microsoft app.

As we’ve said, Copilot is powered by the newer GPT-4 large language model (LLM), as well as featuring OpenAI’s DALL-E 3 image AI tech. This means you get access to both generative AI chatbot’s functionality without paying the $20-a-month subscription fee for ChatGPT Plus.

It’s a pretty handy workaround to have in the bank, especially given it only recently became possible to sign up for ChatGPT Plus again. Here’s how to get GPT-4 free with Copilot.

How to Get GPT-4 Free on Copilot AI

This is the easy part! If you’re an iOS user ready to give Copilot a try, simply head to the App Store for either iPhone or iPad.

On iOS, the app can be used immediately without even needing to sign up to anything – a major boon for privacy conscious users reluctant to hand over their details to yet another data hungry online service.

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Having said that, signing in with a Microsoft account (free to create) will let you ask more questions and have more detailed and longer conversations with the chatbot. It’s worth it, especially if you plan to use Copilot in any kind of work capacity.

Similarly, Android users will find the Copilot app available to download on the Google Play Store.

Microsoft Turbocharges Copilot AI at ChatGPT’s Expense

There’s no doubt that Microsoft has been trying its hardest to make Copilot more of a “thing” in the world of AI and this latest move may just do it. Despite now having a seat on the OpenAI board, it’s effectively leapfrogged that company in terms of free AI chatbot prowess.

As well as the Bing app, which walks the line between an AI chatbot and traditional search engine, the tech giant has been busy expanding the use and visibility of the Copilot brand, touting it as “your everyday AI companion.”

The Bing Chat website was recently rebranded to Copilot, and sits alongside Copilot for Windows, Copilot for Microsoft 365, Copilot for Azure, and GitHub Copilot to name but a few products. 

However, these latest mobile rollouts look set to ramp up that reach even more. By incorporating the latest AI models from OpenAI, this offering gives users the innovation and functionality of GPT-4 and DALL-E 3.

With GPT-4 on board, Copilot is able to offer more reliable and accurate responses than ever before. For its part, the inclusion of image generator DALL-E 3 means it can create photos, artwork, and other images based on your search query. 

It looks almost certain to give it an edge over the free version of ChatGPT, though you can read our full ChatGPT vs Copilot guide to learn more.

12 Key Copilot GPT-4 Features to Try First

The Copilot app’s functionality is pretty straightforward. Use the ‘Ask me anything’ prompt to type your question, tap the microphone icon to say it, or upload an image for analysis. Copilot can reply with audio as well as displaying results on screen. 

Thanks to GPT-4, some of the tasks you can complete using Copilot include:

  • creating stories or scripts
  • translating and proofreading text
  • drafting emails
  • summarizing complex texts
  • writing and updating resumes
  • creating travel itineraries

For the more visually inclined, DALL-E 3 is behind the app’s text-to-image functionality, allowing you to do things like:

  • generate logo designs
  • create social media content
  • build and update a portfolio
  • create custom backgrounds
  • visualize film and video storyboards
  • create illustrations for books

The app also allows you to toggle between Light and Dark modes.

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Ellis Di Cataldo (MA) has over 9 years experience writing about, and for, some of the world’s biggest tech companies. She's been the lead writer across digital campaigns, always-on content and worldwide product launches, for global brands including Sony, Electrolux, Byrd, The Open University and Barclaycard. Her particular areas of interest are business trends, startup stories and product news.
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