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How do I make a voice call with Skype for iPad?

With Skype for iPad you can talk to anyone who’s on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free*. You can also make group calls with up to 25 people (24 plus yourself). Learn more.

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

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 into Skype.
  2. Use the Search function to find the contact you want to call. Alternatively, you can click on the Contacts tab to pick from your contacts or Recents tab to scroll through your conversations to find the most recent one with that person.
  3.  Swipe right on the contact you’d like to call, then tap the call icon.

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 instant message icon. in the top-right corner of the window or swipe left in the call to view and send your instant messages.
  • Tap the Recent tab to see your recent activity.
  • Tap The camera icon. to turn your video on or off.
  • Tap The microphone icon. to turn your microphone on or off.
  • Tap  to add participants to your call.
  • Tap The speakerphone icon. to turn the speakerphone on or off, or switch to a headset. If your Bluetooth isn’t set up yet, just go to your iPad’s menu and tap Settings > Bluetooth, then set Bluetooth to On. Wait for your iPad to discover the Bluetooth headset, then tap it to pair the devices.
  • Tap The end call icon. to end a call.

Here are a few pages that can help you do even more:

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