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Connecting your Bluetooth PTT accessory to a Sonim phone

Posted on 2018-08-20 by AINA Marketing

The AINA Wireless Voice Responder and the Smart Button are compatible with Somin phones on any available PTT app out there. Sonim Technologies is a leading provider of water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in demanding and hazardous environments. Sonim has created a unique way to connect Bluetooth accessories to their phones. With their Sonim BLE app, you can map the different buttons on the PTT accessory to the buttons on the phone. This works for their Smartphones XP7 and XP8 as well as for their feature phones XP5 and XP5S.

PTT applications can take over the different programmable buttons and additional functions on the phone. Most PTT apps will trigger a request in the phone menu if the PTT button shall be assigned to the PTT app. Once assigned the user can simply press the PTT button on the  side of the phone instead of unlocking the screen to press the virtual PTT button. More sophisticated PTT apps can assign functions to the other buttons on the phone such as the yellow programmable button (XP7 and XP8 only) or the Emergency button (XP5S, XP7 and XP8). 

For XP5 and XP7 users it is important to update to the latest software on the phone and also the latest Sonim BLE app version 2.11 or later. This guide provides an overview on how to connect the AINA products to the Sonim BLE app.

1. Sonim XP8
2. Sonim XP5

Sonim XP8 

 

  A  Download / update the Sonim BLE application

  1. Go to the Google Play store and search for 'Sonim BLE Connect'
  2. Select the 'Sonim BLE Connect' application
  3. Download / update the application

Sonim xp8 screenshots (1)

 B  Pair the AINA Accessory to the XP8

  1. Go to the phone's Settings and select 'Bluetooth'
  2. Select your PTT Voice Responder or PTT Smart Button from the list of available devices
  3. Wait for your device to pair

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 C  Connect the AINA Accessory to the Sonim BLE application

  1. Search for and open the 'Sonim Scout' application from your phone
  2. Select the 'Utilities' tab
  3. Select 'Sonim BLE Connect'
  4. Select your PTT Voice Responder or Smart Button from the list

Sonim xp8 screenshots (3)


Sonim XP5 



 A  Update the Sonim BLE application

  1. Go to 'Applications' on your phone
  2. Open 'App Updates'
  3. Select 'Check for updates'
  4. Install the update
  5. Updates will be downloaded and the message 'Installation successful' will appear

Sonim xp5 screenshots (1)

 B  Pair the AINA Accessory to the XP5

  1. Open the phone's Bluetooth settings
  2. Select your PTT Voice Responder or PTT Smart Button from the list of available devices
  3. Wait for your device to pair

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 C  Connect the AINA Accessory to the Sonim BLE application

  1. Go to 'Applications' on your phone
  2. Select the 'Sonim BLE Connect' application
  3. If your AINA device is not already connected, select it from the list to do so

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 D  Troubleshoot: What if your device's buttons are not working?

  1. Go to the phone's settings and select 'Apps'
  2. Select the 'Sonim BLE Connect' application
  3. Select 'Clear data'
  4. Restart the XP5

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