Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? Then just add your friends to your contact list and you’re ready to start calling and sending them instant messages.
Note: This article covers the latest version of Skype (Skype 5 for iOS), but also includes instructions for Skype 4 for iOS here. If you're unsure of which version you're using, click here.
You only need to be signed in to Skype and have the app running in the background on your iPhone to receive Skype calls and instant messages.
Find out more about running Skype in the background.
If you can’t hear the Skype ringtone when receiving Skype calls or instant messages in Skype, 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”:
Important: The iPhone 3G does not support multitasking.
If you can’t hear the Skype ringtone when receiving Skype calls or instant messages in Skype 4 for iOS, check your notification settings:
To mark all your recent conversations as “read” in Skype 4 for iOS:
To delete your conversation history in Skype 4 for iOS:
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