In this guide, we will discover: How to Install Google Bard as App on iPhone – Easy Beginners Guide 2023
So, let’s begin!
Given all the hype going around AI right now, it would be impossible to imagine a world where Google didn’t release its own tool. Let us introduce: Google Bard.
Google Bard Experiment directly competes with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. That being said, they are fundamentally different as they have been trained on different types of datasets. Along with that, Google Bard also has access to the Internet.
However, Google Bard’s access is pretty limited at the time as it is only available in select countries (US and UK) and it requires you to sign up for a waitlist. If you are one of the lucky ones who have the access to Google Bard, it only makes sense to get it on your iPhone to keep it always handy. Sadly, there’s no official app for it in the App Store.
Fortunately, as is often the case, there is a workaround. You can simply install the Google Bard website as an app on your iPhone. This way, at least you don’t have to type in the address again and again.
In case you wish to understand how Google Bard is different from ChatGPT’s model, you can read the next section. Otherwise, hop onto the next section.
What Exactly is Google Bard? How does it Work?
As mentioned earlier, in layman’s terms, you can directly put Google Bard and OpenAI ChatGPT in the same category. However, Google Bard works on a large LaMDA model whereas ChatGPT is a large language processing model.
In simpler terms, Google Bard has been trained on large datasets consisting of public dialogue and web data, while ChatGPT is trained on datasets of text and the use of language.
Along with the different data sets, Google Bard also has access to the Internet whereas ChatGPT doesn’t. Though it should have made the former naturally superior, the consensus is still up in the air. We’ll only have to wait and see where this race leads. Though Google plans to include Bard as a feature in the regular search, currently, you can access it from the Bard website.
Now that you have some acquaintance with Google Bard and know how it works, let’s move on to installing it as an app on your iPhone.
Install Bard as an App on your iPhone
As mentioned earlier, there is no official standalone app for Google Bard on the App Store. However, you can add the website to the Home Screen and that will work as a direct shortcut to it.
First, head to bard.google.com using Safari on your iPhone. Next, tap on the ‘Join waitlist’ button if you haven’t yet. Otherwise, tap on the ‘Sign in’ button in the top right corner and enter your credentials.
Once signed in, tap on the ‘Share’ button at the bottom. This will bring an overlay menu to your screen.
After that, tap on the ‘Add to Home Screen’ option from the list.
Now, enter an appropriate name you wish to appear under the Bard icon on your Home Screen and then tap on the ‘Add’ button.
Once it has been successfully added, you will be able to see it on the Home Screen. That’s it. Next time you wish to access Google Bard on your iPhone, simply tap on the shortcut on your Home Screen.
There you go, people. A couple of taps are all that you require to add Google Bard as an app to your iPhone.