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How do I manage my contacts in Skype for iPad?

After you’ve added your friends to your contact list, it’s easy to manage the contacts. This FAQ will show you how to search for a contact in your contact list, how to view your contacts in the lists and how to block or remove a contact.

Note: 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.

To search for and add a contact, follow the steps here.

To see how to add contacts that were suggested to you, click here.

To block or remove a contact:

  1. To find the contact you want to remove or block, use the Search function at the top of the screen and enter their name, Skype Name, email address, or phone number. Alternatively, use the Contacts tab or the Recent tab to find the contact there.
  2. From the left, tap on the contact you'd like to remove or block and click on their name on the top right. A drop down menu will appear, tap View profile

  3. In the profile view, you can select to Block or Remove the contact. You may need to scroll down to see it.

You can also block and remove contacts that were suggested to you. To unblock a contact, follow the steps above, but choose unblock instead of block.

To search for a contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In the All Contacts list, tap the search box and enter the contact’s name, Skype Name or phone number.
  3. Tap one of the contacts in the search results to see their profile and the ways you can contact them. To stop viewing a contact, tap outside of the profile screen.

Your contacts are arranged in lists. When you start Skype, you will see the All Contacts list.

To view all your contact lists, including All Contacts, Online Contacts, iPad Contacts and Skype Contacts, tap the list button next to the search box. If you have created customized lists on your computer or other device, they will be shown here, too.

To remove a contact:

  1. Tap and hold the contact you’d like to remove.
  2. Tap X in the top left corner of the contact’s card.
  3. Once the contact is deleted, tap the Cancel button in the top right corner of the screen.

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