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How do I manage my contacts (Android tablets)

Once you’ve added some contacts, it’s easy to manage them. Follow the questions and answers below to organize your contacts:

How do I synchronize my contacts with my Android phonebook?

Synchronizing your contacts allows you to make Skype calls or start instant message conversations directly from your Android phonebook.

To synchronize your contacts:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the menu icon The menu icon.
  3. Select Settings > General Settings.
  4. Under Sync contacts, select one of the following sync options:
    • Sync all: Adds all of your Skype contacts to your Android phonebook. If any of the contacts match, their Skype details are merged with the existing details in your Android phonebook.
    • Don’t sync: Contacts are not synchronized.
  5. Tap OK.

When you sync your contacts, your Skype contacts appear in your Android phonebook. Select a synchronized contact from your Android phonebook and you can choose to perform one of these actions:

  • Call using the Android dialer
  • Send an SMS text message using the Android dialer
  • Call using Skype
  • Send an SMS text message using Skype
  • Start a Skype instant message conversation

To send  SMS text messages or call mobiles and landlines from Skype, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription.

How do I filter my contact list to show only certain contacts?

The contact list feature allows you to display only certain types of contacts, or contacts displaying a certain status. To filter your contacts, tap People in the Skype main screen. The filter options will appear at the top of your contact list.

People selected in the Skype main screen

  • All: Shows all Skype contacts and phone numbers you’ve added to your contact list, whether they are a Skype contact, a mobile or landline number, blocked, online or offline.
  • Available: Shows only the contacts that are online.

If you have created any lists using Skype on your computer, these will also appear here. Select a list tab and in your contact list, you’ll see only the contacts added to this list.

How can I navigate a large contact list?

If you have a large number of Skype contacts, Skype will automatically give you a way to navigate through them alphabetically.

On phones, quickly scroll to your contact list. As you scroll through the list, a scroll bar will appear at the right side of the screen; you can grab the bar and use it to jump quickly to any letter.

On your tablet, pinch your contact list (like you would to zoom out of a photo), and Skype will show you an alphabet grid.

To expand any letter, tap it. If a letter appears opaque, that means you have no contacts under that letter.

Where can I find my contact requests?

Any contact requests you receive will appear under Recent. To view the contact request details, simply tap it.

How does the Add to favorite contacts feature work?

Adding contacts to your Favorites list makes them easier to find. To add a contact to your Favorites:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. From your contact list, tap and hold the contact you want to add to favorites.
  3. Select Add to favorites.

How do I block contacts?

Blocking a contact prevents them from calling or instant messaging you. To block a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. From your contact list, tap and hold the contact you’d like to block.
  3. Select Block contact, then tap OK. You can also remove the contact from your People list or report them as spam.

To unblock a contact, go to the People list. Make sure that Skype displays All of your contacts. Then simply tap and hold the contact you want to unblock and select Unblock contact.

How do I remove contacts or phone numbers?

To remove a contact or phone number from your contact list:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. From your People list, tap and hold the contact or phone number you’d like to remove.
  3. Select Remove contact, then tap Yes.

To add or remove a phone number you’ve attached to a contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the contact.
  3. Tap the menu button The menu icon next to the contact’s name and select Edit contact.
  4. To add a phone number, tap Add number, enter the number using the dial pad and confirm by selecting the tick icon The tick icon.
  5. To remove a number, tap and hold the number and select Delete.

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