Bria iPad Edition


Bria iPad Edition is a SIP-based phone specifically designed for the Apple iPad that uses a Wi-Fi or cellular data network connection to make and receive calls.

Bria iPad Edition facilitates easy communication with an intuitive interface that includes all of the standard phone features such as call display, call history, voicemail indicator and multiple call support. Multitasking functionality also allows Bria iPad Edition to run in the background while you use your iPad, allowing you to reference other applications while on a call.

Bria iPad Edition also incorporates advanced security settings which allow for secure call signaling and audio encryption. It also contains enhanced audio features including G.711, G.722, iLBC, GSM, SILK and Opus.

To download additional screenshot images of Bria iPad Edition, visit our online Media Kit.

Want more than voice calling?

Bria iPad Edition includes premium feature add-ons such as Video Calls, Presence and Messaging and advanced audio codecs. These features can be purchased within the application under the Premium Features - Settings tab to enhance your communications experience.

Bria for iPad

Bria iPad Edition


Bria iPad Edition is an award-winning SIP-based softphone for the iPad 2+ and iPad Mini.


  • Highly secure, SIP-based softphone with exceptional voice quality
  • Pre-defined VoIP and XMPP provider list available when adding new accounts, including Facebook and Gmail for XMPP
  • Integration with Facebook to display contacts’ latest Facebook status
  • Multitasking support for background operation, such as fielding incoming calls while using other applications
  • HD audio codecs including G.722, OPUS and SILK
  • Available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish
  • Winner of the ITSPA 2012 Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service

Standard Phone Features

  • Multiple account support for up to 16 accounts on any SIP-compliant server
  • Contact List leveraging the device’s native contact directory
  • Call display and voicemail indicator
  • Speakerphone, mute and hold functions
  • Call history with a list of received, missed and dialed calls
  • Call recording
  • Ringtones and contact avatars
  • Dial plan support
  • Multiple call support
    • Swap between two active calls
    • Merge and split calls (three-way conferencing support)
    • Call transfer (attended and unattended)
  • Audio codecs include G.711 a/u, G.722 (HD), iLBC, GSM, OPUS and SILK
  • Automatic codec selection to ensure optimal call quality
  • Support for DTMF: the ability to enter numbers to use an auto attendant
    • Via RFC 2833, SIP INFO and in-band

Advanced Settings

  • Network Traversal
    • Application Managed, Server Managed or Custom Configuration
    • Global IP Support
    • STUN & ICE
  • Media Efficiency and Quality
    • Noise Reduction
    • Echo Cancellation
    • Voice Activity Detection
    • Quality of Service
    • Codecs Variable Bitrate
  • Security and Encryption
    • TLS and SRTP (Secure call signaling and media encryption)
  • DNS SRV record lookups
  • Call quality statistics
  • VPN support


The following accessories are supported:

  • Headset with microphone (including Bluetooth™): Bria uses the ear-piece and microphone on the headset.
  • Headphones (no microphone): Bria uses the ear-piece on the headphone and the built-in microphone on the iPad

ITSP/Operator/Enterprise Features

If you are looking for a customized client for your employees or customers, CounterPath offers branding options for orders of over 200 softphones for an additional fee. Items that can be tailored to enhance your users’ experience include:

  • Changing the product name and branding to match your brand
  • Customized branding of the softphone graphic assets, including logos, skin color and icons
  • Language specification
  • Including/excluding calling and add-on features
  • Additional security settings
  • Specifying provisioning options
  • And more!

For more information on customizing CounterPath softphones, please complete a sales request form.

Premium Features

Bria iPad Edition includes the following premium features, available through in-app purchase. Simply go to the Premium Features button under the Settings tab to access and learn more about these features.

Video Calls Features

  • Uses the forward or rear-facing camera on your device to make video calls
  • Picture-in-picture view lets you see how you look to the person you’re calling
  • H.264 and VP8 codec support
  • Support for two quality settings: Lower (QCIF – 176 pixels by 144 lines) and Higher (CIF – 352 pixels x 288 lines)

Messaging and Presence Features

  • Send and receive messages in real-time and see when contacts are available
  • Connect with contacts on any SIP-compliant or chat platforms including Google Talk and Facebook
  • Enable your enterprise IP PBX account to send and receive IMs with colleagues
  • For XMPP and SIP SIMPLE protocols, including SMS (SIP SIMPLE/SMS usability subject to VoIP provider support)
  • Group chat with up to 10 contacts using XMPP
  • Multi-party SMS support

G.729 Audio Codec Features

  • Low bandwidth audio codec
  • Provides excellent audio quality
  • Ideal for connections with limited bandwidth, such as 3G
  • Reduces the amount of data used during a call

AMR-WB Audio Codec Features

  • Wide bandwidth audio codec
  • Provides superior sound quality due to a wider speech bandwidth
  • Improves speech clarity and intelligibility


Please review the following Service and System Requirements prior to purchasing Bria iPad Edition.

Service Requirements

You must have a SIP-based VoIP service provider or SIP-based server (e.g. IP Centrex or IP PBX) in order to use Bria iPad Edition. Please contact your service provider or your internal IT support for more information.

To use Bria iPad Edition to make calls over mobile/cellular data, you will also need a data plan with a mobile network operator/wireless service provider. Please contact your local mobile network operator/wireless service provider to subscribe.

System Requirements

iPad 2+ iOS 6+
iPad Mini iOS 6+


Some mobile network operators may prohibit or restrict the use of VoIP functionality over their network and may also impose additional fees or other charges in connection with VoIP use. CounterPath will not be held liable for any charges, fees or liability imposed by your carrier for use of VoIP over mobile/cellular data.


CounterPath's Bria mobile products provide handling designed to redirect emergency calls to the Native Cellular Dialer when possible on a best reasonable commercial efforts basis, however this functionality is also dependent on the operating system of the mobile phone which is outside of our control and subject to change at any time. As a result, the official position of CounterPath is that CounterPath’s Bria product is not intended, designed, or fit for placing, carrying or supporting Emergency Calls. CounterPath will not be liable for any costs or damages arising either directly or indirectly from the use of the software for Emergency Calls. Using Bria as a default dialer may interfere with dialing emergency services.


Purchase Bria iPad Edition from the Apple iTunes Store
Go to the Apple iTunes Store

Bria iPad Edition

Regular price: $12.99 USD

Available In-App Purchases:

Video Calls: $3.99 USD
Presence and Messaging: $3.99 USD
G.729 Audio Codec: $8.99 USD
AMR-WB Audio Codec: $8.99 USD

Note: To locate the in-app purchases, go to Settings > Premium Features within your Bria iPad Edition app.

Bria iPad Edition at Apple Store

Bria Resources

Bria iPad Edition Datasheet [1.7 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 3.0 User Guide [9.5 MB]

Softphones Deployment Overview [200 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 3.1.2 Release Notes [331 KB]


Bria iPhone/iPad 3.1 Release Notes [229 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 3.0.7 Release Notes [277 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 3.0.6 Release Notes [247 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 3.0.5 Release Notes [242 KB]

Bria iPad 3.0.4 Release Notes [231 KB]

Bria iPad 3.0.1 Release Notes [231 KB]

Bria iPad 3.0 Release Notes [197 KB]

Bria iPad 2.5.1 Release Notes [193 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.5 Release Notes [225 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.4.3 Release Notes [223 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.4.2 Release Notes [263 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.4 Release Notes [237 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.3.4 Release Notes [227 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.3.3 Release Notes [228 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.3.2 Release Notes [219 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.3.1 Release Notes [214 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.3 Release Notes [192 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.2.1 Release Notes [188 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.2 Release Notes [219 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.1.3 Release Notes [116 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.1.2 Release Notes [66 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.1.1 Release Notes [117 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.1 Release Notes [132 KB]

Bria iPhone/iPad 2.0.5 Release Notes [106 KB]

Bria iPad 1.1 Release Notes [278 KB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.5 User Guide [9.5 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.4.2 User Guide [9.4 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.4 User Guide [9.2 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.3 User Guide [9 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.2 User Guide [8.4 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.1 User Guide [8.1 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 2.0 User Guide [8.1 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 1.1.1/1.1.2 User Guide [7.5 MB]

Bria iPad Edition 1.0 User Guide [5 MB]