How do I sign in to Skype for iPad and iPhone with my Microsoft Account?

Skype for iOS gives you several options to sign in to Skype so you can use Skype and the Microsoft services in a way that’s best for you.

You can sign in to Skype with a Microsoft account and link it to  your Skype account. Don’t worry, creating a Microsoft account is easy, and if you use services such as Hotmail, Messenger or you have an Xbox, you already have one.

Choose one of the options below to learn how to sign in to Skype for iOS in a way that’s right for you.

With a Microsoft account, you can use Microsoft services such as Outlook.com, Hotmail, OneDrive or Xbox LIVE with just an email address and a password. So if you’re using any of those, you already have a Microsoft account.

If you don’t have a Microsoft account yet, it’s easy to create one.

You can sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account and link it to your Skype account. Then you’ll be able to chat with your Messenger buddies directly from Skype and make free Skype calls to them.

To link your Skype and Microsoft accounts:

Skype sign in screen with the Microsoft account option selected.

The Sign in with your Microsoft account screen.

The Already using Skype option selected in the sign in process.

The Sign into Skype screen with the Sign in button selected.

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Enter your Microsoft email and password, then tap Sign in. Tapping the Back arrow at the top of the screen will return you to the login screen.
  4. Tap Already using Skype? to sign in with your Skype Name and password.
  5. Enter your Skype Name and password, then tap Sign in.

You’re now signed in to Skype with your Microsoft account and your accounts are linked.

If you want to sign to Skype again, or if you want to use your account on another device, simply select the option to sign in with a Microsoft account and enter your Microsoft account details.

If you have more than one Skype or Microsoft accounts, for example a private and a business one, and you linked the wrong ones, you can easily unlink them and then link the Skype and Microsoft accounts you want.

You’ve already been using the Microsoft services and now you want to give Skype a try. If you’ve downloaded and installed Skype for your iPhone or iPad and don’t really know how to sign in, don’t worry, it’s easy:

Skype sign in screen with the Sign in with a Microsoft account option selected.

The Sign in button selected in the Microsoft account screen.

The New to Skype? option selected in the sign-in process.

The Skype Terms of Use screen with the I Agree option selected.

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Enter your Microsoft email and password, then tap Sign in. Tapping the Back arrow at the top of the screen will return you to the login screen.
  4. Tap New to Skype? to sign in with your Microsoft account.
  5. Read the Skype Terms of Use, then tap I Agree.

You’ve just created a new Skype account with your Microsoft account. To sign in to Skype next time, simply use your Microsoft account email address and password.

You can now find your friends who are on Skype and enjoy free Skype calls with them, and you can also IM and call your Messenger buddies.

If you want to sign to Skype on another device, simply select the option to sign in with a Microsoft account and enter your Microsoft account details.

If you don’t have a Microsoft account and you’ve never used Skype, don’t worry. Once you’ve downloaded and installed Skype for your iPhone or iPad, it’s easy to get started.

First, create your Microsoft account. It’s easy, just follow the on-screen instructions and then you’re ready to sign in:

Skype sign in screen with the Sign in with a Microsoft account option selected.

The Sign in button selected in the Microsoft account screen.

The New to Skype? option selected in the sign in process.

The Skype Terms of Use screen with the I Agree button selected.

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Enter your Microsoft account email address and password that you’ve just created, then tap Sign in. Tapping the Back arrow at the top of the screen will return you to the login screen.
  4. Tap New to Skype?
  5. Read the Skype Terms of Use, then tap I Agree.

You’ve just signed in to Skype with your new Microsoft account.

If you want to sign to Skype again, or if you want to use your account on another device, simply select the option to sign in with a Microsoft account and enter your Microsoft account details.

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

The Skype sign in screen with the Skype Name and Password fields selected.

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Enter you Skype Name and password.
  3. Tap Sign in.

You can create a new Microsoft account and link it to your Skype account.

You’ll still be able to enjoy all the great Skype features and there’s plenty to gain when you sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account:

  • one less password to remember
  • improved account security
  • even easier and more secure password recovery
  • access to the Microsoft online services

Learn more about what happens when you sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

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