Getting Started with Onyx on iOS and Android

First, you’ll need to download the Orion push-to-talk app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Once you've downloaded the Orion app:

  1. Launch the Orion app.
  2. Tap “Log in” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Log in using the email address and password you chose when signing up for your Orion account.

If you’re part of an organization, and don’t have an account yet, accept your organization invite and create an account.

(Note: For Android devices, be sure to disable battery optimization before pairing your Onyx.)

Pairing your Onyx with your Android device:

Once you log in, you’ll be brought to the welcome screen.

  1. Tap “Connect” to begin the Onyx pairing process.
  2. Make sure your Onyx is powered on by pressing and hold volume up or down (on the right side of your Onyx) for a few seconds.
  3. Make sure the colored pattern in the Orion app matches the colored LED light pattern on the face of the Onyx. (Note, you can tap the colored circles in the Orion app to match the LED light pattern of the Onyx you’re trying to pair with.)
  4. Once you’ve ensured they match, tap “Confirm”.

Joining a Group after you've paired your Onyx:

You will see two groups: “Echo Chamber” and “Translation Preview”, as well as any additional groups an admin has added.

  • To learn how Onyx works, join the "Echo Chamber". 
  • To learn more about how our language translation feature works, join the "Translation Preview" group. (Tip: You can change the input language by saying “Change my language to English/Spanish.”)

If you already have other groups in your list, you can tap to join one of those and start talking to other members of that group with Onyx.

Understanding user status and map location:

When you’re in a group, you'll see a list of the group's members below the map.

Rings around member avatars indicate their status:

    Blue - Active: Ready to listen and talk.

    Yellow - Silent: Can't hear or talk to people. If vibration is turned on in a user’s Onyx settings (available to Orion Pro customers), the Onyx will vibrate when anyone is talking.

    Gray - Offline: This indicates a user is either in another group, not in any groups, or completely offline. They won’t be able to hear anyone talking.

(Note: Members may choose to share their location (or not) on the map.)

If the group has any Leaders, a will appear before their name in the member list. Group Leaders have the ability to configure group settings from within the Orion app, while Basic members do not.

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