Never used Skype on iPhone or iPod touch before? Don’t worry, it’s easy to get started.
All you need to do is:
It's that simple.
Skype on your iPhone or iPod touch is free to download, just like Skype on your computer. To get Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch:
Alternatively, we can send you an SMS text message with the download link. However, this option is available in certain countries only.
Skype for iPhone is available in the following languages (based on your phone’s language setting): Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English, Estonian Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
If your phone is not set up in any of these languages, Skype will, by default, appear in English.
To learn more about the system requirements your iPhone needs to meet to run Skype, simply visit the App Store.*
* Skype is not responsible for the content of external sites.
To create a new Skype account on your iPhone or iPod touch:
You’re now ready to start using Skype for iPhone. You can also use your account on any device that runs Skype – computer, mobile phone, tablet or TV.
Make sure that you’re connected to the internet through WiFi or a 3G/4G network, and follow the steps below to sign in to Skype with your Skype account.
Read through the introduction or tap Done to skip it. You will see one of the two login screens below:
For more information on how to sign in with either login screen, click here.
If you're having trouble signing into Skype, click here.
You can also personalize your profile information and add your profile picture. Learn how.You cannot use personalized ringtones on Skype for iPhone, you can only use the preloaded Skype ringtone.
If you’re using a device running iOS 7, the Skype application will ask for permission to use the microphone. Tap OK, then go to your phone's home screen. Tap Setttings, then tap Privacy, then tap Microphone. Move the slider for Skype to the On position.
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