Calling someone who's on Skype (iPad)

With Skype for iPad you can talk to anyone who’s on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free*.

*Depending on the data plan you use, mobile operator charges may apply.

Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? Then you’re ready to get calling. If you’re using Skype on an iPad device running iOS 7, you first need to allow Skype to use your microphone.

Find your friends on Skype and add them to your contact list. When you've added your friends, it's easy to call them.

Calling your friends on Skype

It’s easy to make a free Skype-to-Skype call to people in your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People.
  3. Tap the contact you’d like to call, then tap Voice Call.
  4. The Voice Call button in a Skype contact’s profile.

To accept an incoming Skype call, simply tap the green call button The call button..

Useful things you can do on a call

During a Skype-to-Skype call, you can:

  • Tap The minimize icon. to bring up or hide the sidebar.
  • Tap The camera icon. to switch between the front and back cameras, or to turn your video off.
  • Tap The microphone icon. to turn your microphone on or off.
  • Tap The dial pad icon. to open the dial pad so you can dial extensions or make DTMF tones.
  • Tap The speakerphone icon./The headset icon./The Bluetooth icon. to turn the speakerphone function on or off, or switch to a headset.
    If you want to switch to a Bluetooth headset that you haven’t set up yet, simply go to your iPad’s Settings and set Bluetooth to On. Wait for your tablet to discover the Bluetooth headset, and then tap it to pair the devices.
  • Tap The instant message icon. to view and send your instant messages.
  • Tap The end call icon. to end a call.

Joining a group call

With Skype for iPad, you can participate in a Skype group call you’re added to.

When you’re invited to a group call, you’ll see an incoming call notification screen. Simply tap the green call button The call button. to join the call.

Currently, you can’t initiate a group call in Skype for iPad.

You can call mobiles and landlines or make video calls in Skype for iPad.

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