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How do I sign in to Skype for iPad and iPhone?

You can sign in with a Skype or a Microsoft account. If you don't have an account, it's easy to create one – and if you have both types of account, you can link them.

Start Skype. You will see this screen:

From here, you can create an account or sign in with your Skype Name, Microsoft account or mobile number. Choose from the options below to learn how to create an account or sign in.  

I have a Skype account

To sign in to Skype for iOS with your Skype account:

  1. Tap Skype Name, email or mobile.

  2. Enter your Skype Name and tap the arrow.
  3. Enter your password and tap Sign in. You’re now signed in to Skype with your Skype account.


Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our short video guides to get you up and running.

I have a Microsoft account

To sign in to Skype for iOS with your Microsoft account:

  1. Tap Skype Name, email or mobile.

  2. Enter the email address you use for your Microsoft account and tap the arrow.
  3. Enter your Microsoft account password and tap Sign in.
     

You’re now signed in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our short video guides to get you up and running.

I don't have an account

If you don’t have a Skype or a Microsoft account, it’s easy to get started. Download and install Skype for iPhone or Skype for iPad if you haven’t already done so. Then start Skype and tap Create account. We’ll take you through the process to create your account.

Need help getting started with Skype? Check out our short video guides to get you up and running.

I have multiple accounts

If you have a Skype account and a Microsoft account, we recommend that you link them. That way you use the same sign-in details for Skype that you use for all of your Microsoft devices and services. Plus, if you forget your password it’s easier to recover it.

Find out how to link your Skype and Microsoft accounts.


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