Setting the PTT button for an iOS accessory (wired and Bluetooth)

You can set the PTT button on an iOS accessory using the Push-to-talk buttons option. In addition to the standard Apple wired headset, other supported wired and Bluetooth accessories are listed on our Accessories page. These accessories have been tested in-house and are Zello certified. 

Accessories with a Zello PTT button will work even when running in background, allowing you to keep your iPhone, iPod, or iPad tucked safely away.

The standard Apple wired headset only works in toggle mode, where you press once to start and then once again to stop transmission. Other supported accessories work in PTT mode, where you press and hold to transmit. Some may also support toggle mode. 

To set a button for a wired headset: 

  1. Connect the wired headset to your iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
  2. On the main menu, select Options
  3. Select the Push-to-talk buttons option
  4. Select Add New Device to display Headset Button 
  5. Press the headset button to set it:

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Test the PTT button by using it to send a message to your Echo contact on Zello.

To set a button for a Bluetooth device: 

In this example, we'll be setting the PTT button on an AINA speaker/mic model APTT300A61. Other supported Bluetooth accessories will use the same steps: 

  1. Using manufacturers instructions, pair the device to your iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
  2. On the main menu, select Options
  3. Select the Push-to-talk buttons option
  4. Select Add New Device to display the AINA Model APTT300A61
  5. Press a button on the AINA device to use as a PTT button
  6. The new button named "APTT300A61" is added to your list:

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Test the PTT button by using it to send a message to your Echo contact on Zello.

To map a contact or channel to a PTT button

After adding the PTT button for your accessory, you can map specific contacts or channel to it: 

  1. Select an accessory button from your list. In this example, we'll select the APTT300A61 button created in our previous AINA example
  2. On the following screen, tap either Contacts or Channels under the button mapping section(s). The Contacts or Channels list will display
  3. Select the contact or channel you want as the default 
  4. In the following example, texaskitty was selected as the default contact for the button:

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To clear your mapping selections, tap the red Reset. The number of PTT buttons that can be mapped will depend on your accessory's specifications. 

 

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