Zello iPhone release 2.2

By Jim Pickering on May 1, 2013

Whats new for Zello+


Out with the new in with the old

Did you miss the original black Zello Talkscreen, or did you like the new re-designed one.  Doesn’t really matter, because now you can have both.  Zello+ now supports changing the look using themes.  You can switch between light and dark, look for even more choices in the future.  We might even let you create your own custom theme.

Changing the theme

Select ‘Settings’ from the navigation menu, then press ‘Visual theme’.  This takes you to the ‘Customize theme’ view.  The name of the current theme isdisplayed, press the indicator to choose a theme from the Zello servers.



Now you have the ‘Classic Talk Screen Dark’ theme installed.


What other themes would you like to see? Purple, lime green, Hello Kitty 🙂

What’s new for Zello and Zello+

Quick access to configuring ‘Trending channels’

Trending channels are set to ‘Filtered’ by default.  Press the wrench to access the settings for trending channels. To get the full list of trending channels select ‘All’


Blocked channel users

Have you ever wanted to know who blocked somebody from a channel?  Zello now shows which moderator blocked a user.  This information is also saved to your history feed.


Improved ‘Contact requests’ handling

Do you get a lot of contact requests?  Do you wish there was a way to decline or block them all at once?  We did too, so now you will find two new buttons on the ‘Contact requests’ view to either block or decline all the requests at once.  What’s the difference between blocking and declining you ask?  If you block a contact request you will never see another request from that user again (unless you unblock them).  If you decline a request you won’t see a request from that user unless they ‘Resend’ the request.


Turn off history

There is also an option to turn off history

We also fixed a bug with interruptions in Zelect channels. Plus a number of other bug fixes.

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Comments (3)

  1. I updated my Zello+ Yesterday and since it was updated, Alerts are not working at all.

    When I press the button to talk, there´s no alert, and the messages people send to me are not arriving at my phone, but when I go to the history the last message the person sent me is there and I can listen…

    Can you fix that? Or there´s a way to fix?



    PS: My iphone is not set to silence mode.

    Comment by Derek Melo — May 2, 2013 @ 11:45 am

  2. Derek,

    A couple of things to check. For the issue with no alert sound, go into the iPhone settings -> Sounds and check your ringer volume. Since the alert sound volume is controlled by the ringer volume it could be it has been turned down. For the messages not playing unless you go into history, make sure that you have not set your status to ‘Busy’ and also make sure that you are not in ‘Solo’ mode.


    Comment by Jim Pickering — May 2, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

  3. It would be awesome to have this amazing app looking good on the ipad! Cheers!

    Comment by Paul — June 16, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

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