The Skype for Android app runs in the background without taking up battery power, so you don’t need to sign out – but if you want to, you can.
To sign out of Skype for Android:
- Tap the menu button in the top left of the app.
- At the bottom of the menu, tap Sign out.
You’re signed out of Skype. Next time you open Skype, you can choose to sign back in quickly with a saved password, or tap Sign in with a different account.
If you don’t want Skype to save your password and speed up the sign-in process, you can turn this feature off:
- In Skype, tap the menu button at the top left and then select Settings.
- Under Privacy, next to Save my password, move the slider to OFF.
You'll be prompted to enter your password each time you sign in to Skype.
What happens when Skype runs in the background?
If you press the Home button on your device to close Skype, it will continue to run in the background without draining the device’s battery. Skype will notify you of any calls and 1:1 instant messages so you don’t miss anything.
You won’t be notified of any group instant messages unless you choose to switch on group notifications. This will use a little more of your battery’s power. You’ll find the option to sync group messages in the Notifications area of Skype settings. To learn more, see our guide to managing notifications on Android.