Allworx IP phones are plug and play with Allworx phone systems for the most part. Once your IP 9212 or 9224 phone is set up with a user configured, you can go ahead and configure the phone to use the programmable keys on the side of the phone.
The Allworx 9224 and 9212 are not easy phones to configure despite the rest of the phone being simple to set up. You’ll want to log into your Allworx phone system’s administrator portal and navigate to Phone System > Handsets. From here you’ll be able to select the Allworx phone you’ll want to configure.
The first choice you’ll have to make is whether to set up your phones to work as line appearance phones or call appearance. Line appearance calls ring specific lines that run into your phone system. They are useful when several people need access to the same lines such as in a retail environment. All users receive a call on the same ‘line 1,’ and users can specify to each other “call on line one.”
Call appearance phones are a bit more complicated and powerful. Call appearance are most often seen in larger companies where a few lines are not enough for the number of phones in use. Instead, calls are routed to the correct users by extensions. The calls must be transferred between users as the calls are not tied to any specific line. This is useful in making sure the right user receives the call (such as in an office).
To configure which system you’ll want to use, scroll down to the bottom of the tab open. You’ll see “Handset Configuration Templates” available. Select for each phone you use whether you prefer to use (line) Key or PBX (call) options for your phone system.
Allworx IP Phone Call Appearance Settings
To edit the phone’s configuration, select “view configuration” from the phone you wish to edit. You’ll load up a secondary page which shows all available options for editing your phone’s programmable function keys.
To modify the PFKs, select the modify link and you’ll launch into the phone editor. From here you’ll be able to input several different options for what each key should do. On an Allworx 9224, you can edit what each side of the phone’s keys do.
Some available options for programming your Allworx phone include additional call appearance keys, line appearance, the ability to park and retrieve parked calls, functions such as redial, and busy lamp fields that show you the status of other phones and extensions on the system.
When you’re done making the changes you desire, select the Update button at the bottom of the screen, followed by reboot phone on the next page. When the phone boots up again, it will be fully operational with your changes made!
Allworx IP Phone Line Appearance Settings
Line Appearances work as mentioned earlier by tying a specific phone line to the button, so whenever that button is selected the call that came in on that line is answered. You can manually map the phone lines to your Allworx phone by taking advantage of PFKs. Line Appearance keys work almost exactly like call appearance keys, but work by specifying the line you want to ring for each button. In the example below two line appearance keys have been configured to ring for lines 1 or 2.