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Adding contacts (iPad)

Have you downloaded Skype* and joined us? Then you’re ready to add contacts.

*This article covers the latest version of Skype (Skype 6 for iOS), but also includes instructions for Skype 4 for iOS here. If you're unsure of which version you're using, click here

Adding contacts automatically

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Tap the My info tab and select Settings.
  3. Enable the Automatically add friends option.
  4. Tap the Add phone number option under How people find me to verify your mobile number. Learn more.


Adding contacts manually

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen. 


     
  3. Tap the add new contacts icon at the top of the screen. Type in the name, Skype name, or email address of the person you're looking for.


     
  4. Alternatively you can tap the Search function at the top of the screen and type in the name, Skype name, or email address of the person you're looking for. As you type, suggestions from your existing contacts list will come up along with the option to Tap to find new contacts.

  5. From the list of matches displayed, select the contact you’d like to add.
  6. You are then prompted to send a contact request. Enter some text to introduce yourself if you want, and tap send contact request.

 

To add a new contact:

 

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. In the People screen, tap the add icon The Add a contact icon. in the top right corner.
  4. Choose Search Skype Directory or Save a Phone Number.

If you have chosen Search Skype Directory:

  1. Look for a contact by entering their Skype Name, full name or email address in the search field.
  2. From the list of matches displayed, select the contact you’d like to add.
  3. Tap Add Contact in the top right corner of their profile.
  4. You are then prompted to send a contact request. Enter some text to introduce yourself if you want, and tap Send.

If you have chosen Save a Phone Number:

  1. Enter the name, select the country code and enter the phone number of the contact you’d like to add.
  2. Tap Done to save the contact.

Learn more about managing contacts.

 

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