How do I add and manage contacts on my au Android?

The following questions and answers will help you add new contacts to your contact list and manage the contacts you have.

How do I add a contact?

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Press the Menu button and tap Add contacts.
  4. Enter the contact’s Skype Name, full name, or email address and tap .
  5. Select a contact from the list to view their contact card.
  6. Tap Add to contacts.

The contact will appear offline in your contact list until they accept your request. After that, you will be able to see their status, call them Skype-to-Skype and instant message them.

How do I add a mobile or landline number to my contact list?

Adding a mobile or landline number to your contact list makes it easier to call from your Skype account as you won’t have to enter the number every time.

You’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobile or landline numbers.

You will only be able to call mobile and landline numbers abroad, not domestic Japanese numbers. Find out more.

To add a phone number to your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Press the Menu button and tap Save number.
  4. Enter the contact’s name.
  5. Tap the flag symbol and select a country from the list.
  6. Enter the mobile or landline number, including the area code.
  7. Tap Add.

You can see the phone number in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

How do I import contacts from my Android phonebook?

Importing contacts will copy mobile and landline numbers from your Android’s phonebook into your Skype contact list, making it easier to call them from Skype.

Remember: You’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobile or landline numbers.

You will only be able to import or call mobile and landline numbers abroad, not domestic Japanese numbers. Find out more.

To import phonebook contacts to your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Press the Menu button and tap Add contacts.
  4. Tap the Contacts icon from the top left drop down list .
  5. Tap a contact to select them. If the contact has more than one number attached to their profile, select which number you’d like to import to your Skype contact list.
  6. Make sure the details are correct and select Add.

You can see the imported contact in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.

How do I search for contacts in my contact list?

The quickest way to find a contact in your contact list is to use the search feature. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap  and select Contacts.
  3. Enter a contact’s Skype Name or full name and tap .

You can also filter your contact list to only show certain types of contacts. To do this, in your contact list, tap    and select what kind of contact you’d like to be displayed. You can select from:

  • All – lists all contacts
  • Online – lists only contacts who are online
  • Skype – lists only Skype contacts
  • Numbers – lists only mobile and landline numbers
  • Favorites – lists contacts that have been marked as favorites
  • Blocked – lists only the contacts you have blocked

How do I view a contact’s profile?

Profiles display a contact’s mood message, birth date, country, and other information that they’ve chosen to share on Skype.

To view a contact’s profile:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Tap a contact to view their contact card.
  4. Tap the Profile tab.

As the profile information belongs to that contact, it can only be edited by them. Others can only view it.

How do I block a contact?

You can block a contact to prevent them from contacting you. If you block a contact, they will no longer be able to call you Skype-to-Skype, instant message you or see when you are online.

To block a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Select the contact you’d like to block.
  4. Press the Menu button.
  5. Tap Block.

To unblock a contact, follow these steps again. If a contact has been blocked, then Block will be replaced by Unblock.

How do I remove a contact?

Deleting a contact will remove them from your contact list. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts icon.
  3. Select the contact you’d like to delete.
  4. Press the Menu button.
  5. Tap Remove.

Deleting a contact won’t prevent them from contacting you entirely. To make sure you receive no further contact from them through Skype, you can also block them.
 

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