AppTalk for iOS Guide

How to access AppTalk

  1. Check that your Orion for iOS app is updated to the latest version.
  2. If you’ve been using Onyx, make sure it’s turned off.
  3. Open the Orion app on your iOS device and log in.
  4. Select a group in the left-side menu.
  5. Then press and hold the blue microphone talk button to transmit to your group!

How to use the Talk Button in AppTalk

  • Push the button with the microphone icon (within the group screen), wait for the tone, then begin speaking.
  • The talk button will turn blue to let you know you’re now talking to your group.
  • Please ensure to hold the talk button the entire time you’re speaking, then wait a moment after speaking before releasing it.

Receiving Messages

  • Any messages that come in from your group will be played through your phone’s speaker or connected headphones, even when your phone screen is off.
  • To stop hearing messages from your group, tap the Exit button.

Using Headphones & Bluetooth Headsets

  • If you have headphones or a Bluetooth headset connected to your phone, then messages from your group will be played through your headphones instead of the phone’s speaker.
  • If your headphones or Bluetooth accessory has a microphone, you can speak into that microphone while holding down the talk button.
  • Using the button on the headset as a talk button is not yet supported.


  • Make sure the volume is turned up on your phone.
  • Use the Echo Chamber group to familiarize yourself.
  • For iPods: the microphone is on the back, next to the camera.


  • Contact our support team by submitting in-app feedback or emailing us at [email protected].

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