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Never used Skype before? Don’t worry, it’s easy to get started.
This FAQ will answer the following questions:
Your PS Vita does not come with Skype pre-installed. To download and run Skype, use your PSN (PlayStation Network) account. You will need to create one if you haven’t already.
To download Skype for PS Vita:
You can download and install Skype for PS Vita free of charge.
Important: Your PS Vita device must have a Sony PS Vita memory card installed. Skype requires a minimum of 60 MB of free space on the memory card to operate.
Updating Skype for PS Vita to the latest version.
Once you installed Skype on your PS Vita, you can see the update icon and information about available updates on your LiveArea screen. You can tap the update icon at any time to get the latest version.
For further support and information about PS Vita, visit:
With the latest version of Skype for PlayStation Vita, you can enjoy these exciting new features:
Skype for PS Vita does not support the following features:
*You may be charged for data use when using a 3G or 4G connection. Contact your mobile operator for more details.
Yes, you can join Skype by creating a Skype account using your PS Vita:
Skype for PS Vita is available in:
Skype will automatically adapt to the language of your Vita device. If your device is not in any of these languages, Skype will appear by default in English.
Accounts with large numbers of contacts can fill the memory and cause the application to close.
Yes, you can add contacts on Skype for PS Vita:
Besides adding contacts to your contact list on Skype for PS Vita, you can also accept or reject incoming contact requests. A new contact request appears alongside your existing contacts, with a note telling you that it’s a request. If you add contacts to your Skype account from your computer or another device, those contacts will be added to your PS Vita contact list automatically.
Skype requires continuous network connectivity. When Skype is running in the background, it will keep the network active to listen for incoming calls. This will require some network usage and increased battery power to maintain the network connectivity.
To extend battery life, you can completely quit Skype by “swiping” the Skype application closed. It will no longer listen for calls in the background, and will not use additional network or battery resources.