Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome! Here is a list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful. However, if you have any additional questions, requests, or comments, please don't hesitate to email.

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I've purchased Petey before, what changed for me?

Nothing should be changed, You should still be able to use Petey Basic for free on Apple Watch. If this is not the case, please reach out to me for help.

How do I get an API Key for OpenAI?

To get your own API key, sign up at OpenAI and follow these instructions. After getting your own API key, please follow these steps:

  1. Open Petey
  2. Press on the Mascot's head to go to Settings
  3. Go to API Key
  4. Paste the API key you just created
  5. Submit

My API Key isn't working

You need to set up a pay-as-you-go plan at OpenAI to make sure Petey will work with your API key. This is a requirement from OpenAI and is seperate from ChatGPT Plus.
Setup API


Why do I have to pay extra for GPT4?

The latest version of the famous GPT model comes with a bigger price tag. So unfortunately, I cannot afford to provide it for free to everyone.

In the near future I’m currently adding an option for you to save your own API key inside Petey which then allows you to use GPT-4 at your own costs. However, currently not everyone has access to GPT-4 just yet so I can’t add this feature until that’s the case.

How do I setup Petey to replace Siri?

After you’ve set up Petey for iOS you can open up the Shortcuts app and scroll down till you see Petey. Here you can use the shortcuts and setup the Siri phrases you’d like

Is Family Sharing enabled?

Yes! Petey is your new family member. Family Sharing is supported for the app AND for all in-app purchases. I tested it with my own family, who confirmed that it worked. Sometimes, the App Store will still show a price tag when family members look at Petey. When they “buy” the app, the App Store will show a message that the app is free. They will not be charged. Developers are required to enable Family Sharing for paid apps, so you can feel confident that your family members can use the app without any issues.

I have speech enabled but Petey won't talk! (watchOS)

First of all, please make sure you have mute/silent turned off. If Petey still doesn't talk, please follow these steps:

  1. Press the digital crown
  2. Open the "Now Playing" app
  3. Turn the digital crown up to eleven!
  4. Try again in Petey
Is Petey available on iPhone?

Yes, you can download it from the App Store. Find Petey in the App Store.

Why doesn’t Petey provide answers about recent events?

Petey’s knowledge is based on the text data that GPT-3.5 & GPT-4 was trained on, which has a cutoff date of September 2021. That means I can’t do real-time updates or information on recent sports, TV shows or any other events that happened after September of 2021.

If you're a Petey Premium user than I highly recommend to switch to the GPT-4 Turbo model, as the knowledge cutoff for this model is April 2023.

How do I setup Petey to replace Siri?

After you’ve set up Petey for iOS you can open up the Shortcuts app and scroll down till you see Petey. Here you can use the shortcuts and setup the Siri phrases you’d like


Why do I need a subscription on iOS?

watchOS is designed for quick, glanceable interactions. I estimated that I can cover the costs of API calls in the Watch app with your purchase. On iOS, users are more likely to chat more with Petey, which brings for a lot more API calls. With a subscription, those costs are covered. Alternatively you can use your own API key, which you can get here

I’m subscribed to ChatGPT Plus on the web, do I need to subscribe again?

Yes, to use Petey on iOS I have to ask you to subscribe. OpenAI requires that I pay for usage of their source and API. Petey can only communicate with OpenAI if those costs are covered.

What’s the cheapest way to use Petey on iOS?

The cheapest way to use Petey on iOS, is to add your own OpenAI API key but the easiest way is to subscribe to Petey Premium. Visit the API Key section for instructions on how to get your own API key.

Supported models

Can I use other models on the iOS app?

You can use all available ChatGPT models in Petey on iOS and iPadOS by subscribing to Petey Premium or by adding your own API key.

Is GPT-4 better?

It depends. GPT-4 can provide better and more accurate answers but it takes more time to answer than GPT-3.5.


How do I get an API Key for OpenAI?

To get your own API key, sign up at OpenAI and follow these instructions

How do I get more tokens or increase my monthly usage limits at OpenAI?

Visit this page to make sure Petey keeps working with your API key: OpenAI's Usage Limit


Can I use my own language with Petey?

Absolutely! Petey speaks every language that ChatGPT supports. Even if the app's interface isn’t showing your language, you can enter text in whichever language feels good for you. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you! Are you missing translations? Let me know, maybe you can help!

How can I change the input language on my Apple Watch?

If you need help changing the input language, Foxtecc created a fantastic tutorial on YouTube:

Is the app available in my language? The app is currently translated to:

English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Traditional), Turkish


Can I use voice by default on Apple Watch?

No, not right now. I haven't found a way to do this on watchOS yet. I'll keep exploring ways to do this. (Have any tips? Let me know!)

How do I install Petey on my Apple Watch?

Install the app on your iPhone. Then, open the Watch app on your iPhone, find Petey, and tap the 'Install' button.

Is Petey compatible with all Apple Watch models?

Petey is available for Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models, and requires watchOS 9 or later.


Petey Premium

$6.99/month or $59.99/year

  • All models on watchOS, iOS & iPadOS
  • Always access to the latest models
  • High Quality Text-to-Speech
  • Be the first to try new features

Pay as you go

You can also use Petey by setting up your own OpenAI API Key.

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