Change Your Smartphone Into a Walkie Talkie: How to Use Zello Walkie Talkie on iPhone

Change Your Smartphone Into a Walkie Talkie: How to Use Zello Walkie Talkie on iPhone

What is Zello?

Zello is a walkie talkie app with unlimited range and no lag time for your voice messages. It’s a top choice for people who don’t have time for texting or speaking on the phone and want to stay connected for a long time. It uses the live-streaming audio technology instead of a recorded audio used in other messengers, so there’s no lag time. Still, the user is able to keep the conversation history. Zello is as good a choice for emergency situations as for a friendly chat. You don’t have to buy any extra hardware or find a special frequency as you do with regular walkie talkie. The only thing you need is a stable Internet connection from a Wi Fi source or a cell phone signal, which gives Zello the unlimited range. Voice messaging is the main feature, but you can also use the app for texting and sending images.

Another great thing about Zello walkie talkie is the support of unlimited number of channels with the limit of 1200 people per one. You can make different groups and chat on the topics that connect you with other Zello users. You can also join public channels with the help of a user-friendly channel search. The channels based on the specific user interests are opened to anyone with the app. There is a well thought-out parental control technology and a flagging option for inappropriate and abusive behaviour, so going public is quite safe.

Zello makes a great messenger for drivers and other people in need of a hands-free way to communicate. There’s a toggle on and off mode, so you won’t have to keep your finger on the button when talking. The app will also work great with a Bluetooth hands free device (Zello developers will provide with a list of certified hands free accessories that work with the app). Zello Walkie Talkie is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry devices. It also exists in a desktop version, but is more often used on mobile devices. It wouldn’t be a walkie talkie if used on your laptop, would it?

How to install Zello Walkie Talkie on your iPhone?

Zello Walkie Talkie is an official app, which can be easily downloaded from iTunes for free. Tap its name in the search field and you’ll find it in a top result. Press the ‘Download’ button and put in your Apple credentials if needed. The button name will change to ‘Install’, tap it to get Zello Walkie Talkie to your home screen. Tap the appeared Zello badge to launch the app. You will have to create your personal account to use Zello on your iPhone. Put in your desired username, your email address, phone number and password.  

How to use Zello Walkie Talkie on your iPhone?

After creating a Zello account, you will be taken to the app home screen, you can find all the main functions here: recent conversations, list of contacts, list of channels, options and speaker. To begin your first chat, you will have to find contacts by a Zello username or with the help of a QR code. You can also send an email or a text message to your friend with an invitation to Zello.

After you’ve added a contact you can change your status to Available to let everyone know they can message you.There’s a Status bar in the main menu that allows you to change your status to Busy or Offline (if you turn off the app).

If your contact also has an Available status, try to talk to him. Tap on the contact’s name and press and hold the round talk button on your conversation screen. Let the button go when your voice message is finished. The button turns green when your friend replies and orange if he or her is busy. You can also send an alert signal, an image or a text message to your contact from the talk screen.

You can listen the messages you’ve missed under the Recents button. There’s a history icon by every user name of your recent conversations list, tap it to get to the saved messages page, then tap the first message and others will follow.

To create a private group chat tap Recents in the main menu, then the ‘+’ icon on the right corner of the screen to invite people to the group. After that tap start to begin the chat.