To identify the version number installed on your Parrot Zik 3, use the Parrot Zik 3 application or check the name given to your Parrot Zik 3 by other Bluetooth devices. The version number is indicated at the end of this name.

There are two methods for updating the Parrot Zik 3.


With the Zik app

  1. In the menu on the left, tap Software update
  2. Wait until a message appears. 
    - If the message "The installation was successful" is displayed, the Parrot Zik 3 restarts and reconnects automatically. 
    - If this message is followed by « Please reconnect your Zik 3 in Bluetooth », the Parrot Zik 3 restarts. You must reconnect your Zik 3 to your smartphone in Bluetooth. 
    - If the message « Your Zik 3 has to carry out a complete restart », remove and put back the battery of your Zik 3. The installation of the update will be finalized at the next startup of your Parrot Zik 3.
  3. Check that the update has been properly installed by pressing System.

With a USB/micro USB cable

Before installing a software update on the Parrot Zik 3, make sure the battery is at least charged at 50%. Warning: Installing the incorrect software file will damage the Parrot Zik 3.
Steps 2 to 5 are only necessary if you are updating the Parrot Zik 3 via your computer for the first time.
  1. Turn on the Parrot Zik 3.
  2. Connect the Parrot Zik 3 to your computer (PC or Mac) using a USB / micro-USB cable.
    To connect mass storage, keep pressing ON/OFF button then plug the USB cable.
    > The red ZIK_on_off.png icon blinks.
  3. Wait until the driver installation is complete and a pop-up appears like the one shown below. 
    The appearance, content and location of this message will depend on your operating system.

  4. Safely remove and disconnect the Parrot Zik 3 from your computer. 

  5. Reconnect the Parrot Zik 3 to your computer.
  6. Download the update file available, by clicking the software update file tab at the top of this page.
  7. Drag and drop the update file into the Parrot Zik 3, as though it were a USB flash drive.
  8. Safely remove and disconnect the Parrot Zik 3 from your computer.
Once the Parrot Zik 3 has been disconnected, theZIK_on_off.png icon will flash in white.
Do not turn off the Parrot Zik 3 until it stops flashing.


Text To Speech Update

Installing Text To Speech updates allows you to know the name of the contact while receiving a call. Installing these Text to Speech updates is performed the same way than Parrot Zik 3 software updates: refer to the above procedure for more information.

Labels (1)