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You only need to be signed in to Skype on your iPhone to receive Skype calls and instant messages.
If you’re running Skype on iPhone 3GS or newer (or iPod touch 3G or newer), you can run other applications along Skype without closing it using the multitasking feature. This means you can have Skype running in the background and receive calls and instant messages while you have other applications open.
Important: The iPhone 3G does not support multitasking.
Find out more about running Skype in the background.
If you can’t hear the Skype ringtone when receiving Skype calls or instant messages, check your notification settings:
If you sign in to Skype on your iPhone and on your desktop computer at the same time, then both of them will ring when you receive an incoming call.
You can also answer incoming calls to your Skype Number. A Skype Number will allow people to call you on Skype even if they are not on Skype. You can set up your Skype Number from your account.
Yes. Depending on what you missed, you’ll see a little red numbered badge on the Recent tab. Here you can find all of your call and instant message related events, including any text messages you've sent, missed calls and any voice messages you've received. Simply tap the tab to view your call history and a list of all the chats you're involved in.
Skype for iPhone only supports one active call at a time. So if you receive a second call during an ongoing one, the caller will hear a busy tone and you will get a notification of a missed call. If you have Voice Messaging activated, the caller can leave you a voice message.
To mark all your recent conversations as “read”:
To delete your conversation history: