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How do I manage my contacts in Skype for iPhone?

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 5 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 a contact:

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Swipe over to people at the top of the screen.
  3. You can either select from all contacts or available contacts using the drop-down at the top-left of the screen.
  4. Tap a letter on the right side of the screen to jump to that part of your contact list, or tap the search icon above the letters to search for a contact.

  5. You can also simply search by swiping down in the people screen to bring up the search field, then start typing the name of the contact you want to find. If you're searching for someone you don't already have as a contact, you can tap Search Skype Directory:  

To block or remove a contact:

  1. Tap a contact anywhere (in recent, favorites, or people).
  2. Tap the more icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap profile.

  4. Tap the more icon .
  5. Tap block if you wish to block the contact, or remove contact if you simply want to remove the contact from your list.

You can also block and remove contacts that were suggested to you.


To search for a contact:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. In the All Contacts screen, swipe down to open the search box.
  3. Enter the contact’s name, Skype Name or phone number.
  4. 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 sign in, you will see the All Contacts list.

To view all your contact lists, including All Contacts, Online Contacts, iPhone Contacts / iPod Contacts and Skype Contacts, tap the Lists icon at the top of the screen. If you have created customized lists on your computer or other device, they will be shown here, too.

To block or remove a contact:

  1. Tap People.
  2. Tap the contact you want to block or remove.
  3. Tap the options icon The options icon.
  4. Tap Remove from Contacts or Block Contact.

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