Zello turns your phone into a walkie talkie and works anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet!

Join millions of people who use Zello instead of texting and calls. You can use it one-on-one with a friend, for a live group call with your family or soccer team. The Zello app can even replace 2-way radios at work.

Zello is the only place for live open group communication – old school CB Radio style. Create a live Zello channel for your forum or customers, or enjoy conversations from across the globe.

+ Free live voice over any network or Wi-Fi connection
+ See who’s available or busy
+ Send photos or location to friends instantly
+ Replay messages later, even if your phone was off
+ Cross-platform
+ Free with no ads
+ Won’t spam your friends
+ Lets you delete your account
+ Supports Apple Watch as remote control (no audio support yet)

What's New

Version 3.53

- Fixes a critical bug causing incoming messages not playing from ZelloWork team channel type
- Other bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Can I use it while playing music?

Turpe turp

My team uses Zello at work (can’t say what I do). I usually use the Zello app on my city issues phone (windows phone) but the windows version is horribly outdated, and can’t be updated.

I would like to use my iPhone app because I prefer these features, but my issue is that I also plug my iPhone into the USB port on my patrol car to listen to my music. I had issues while doing this.
Sometimes Zello broadcasts my music on the channel. Sometimes the music simply pauses during radio traffic.
I’d like to be able to play music via usb over the car speakers, and hear the Zello communication over my phone’s speaker. Is there anyway to adjust these settings?

Love it


Absolutely love this app works great as a secondary radio system for when we are out in the field with our security company. Would not use it for the main communication but it’s perfect to communicate between supervisors were not wanting staff to know exactly what’s going on yet. Also the feature of messaging allows us to send messages out to all of our supervisors that they can have right in front of them about missing people or people that we are looking for. Also being able to send photos is great because if you remove somebody from an event or property, you can send the picture out to all points immediately.

Helpful During Hurricane Maria


The app became popular during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Lots of people telling each other about it. However, for some reasons there were misconceptions that the app would work even if there was no Internet. Did find it helpful during Hurricane Maria because there were a few people in Puerto Rico with a signal who made contact through the app with others. It quickly went viral. We were able to find out about the cities our family and friends live. Still awaiting to hear from them. Interesting how we were able to help each other out and see the true the value the App has to offer. Thanks.


Zello Inc
59.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018 Zello Inc


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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