Using Car Mode (Android)

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Car Mode is currently only available on Android.

Never handle a mobile device while driving. Make sure your device is securely mounted before using Car Mode and keep your eyes on the road at all times.

What is Car Mode?

Car Mode is designed to provide a simplified interface so you can use Zello without looking at your screen. Car Mode is especially useful if you’re using a smaller device or a split-screen.

How do I use Car Mode?

To enable Car Mode, select the car icon in the bottom left corner of the channel or contact talk screen.


Once in Car Mode, you can take the following actions:

  • To start/stop sending an audio message, tap anywhere on the screen.
  • To switch between recent contacts or channels, swipe left or right.
  • To replay the most recent message, swipe down.
  • To open Google Maps, swipe up.
  • To change your Zello status, double-tap anywhere on the screen.
  • To exit car mode, press the back button on your device or restart the Zello app.
  • To mute an incoming message, swipe left or right.

The screen will automatically switch to the contact or channel where you have most recently received a message.

While in Car Mode, the screen will not turn off as long as Zello continues running.


Car Mode is an experimental feature. If you’d like to submit feedback, you can do so here.



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