How do I manage Skype notifications on iOS?

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Skype notifications are brief messages that appear on your iPhone/iPad screen for a few seconds to inform you that someone sent you an instant message on Skype when you weren’t in the app.

There are several options for you to manage these notifications.

If you have the Skype app running in the background, you can still receive calls and notifications; if the app isn't running in the background, you might miss these notifications.

Note: This article covers 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.

Manage notifications from the lock screen

If you're using the latest version of Skype on your iPhone (Skype 5.5 for iPhone running on iOS 8), you can manage voice and call notifications from the phone's lock screen. When a notification appears, simply swipe from the right on the notification to reveal your options.

 

Manage notifications from the notification center

If you're using the latest version of Skype on your iPhone (Skype 5.5 for iPhone running on iOS 8), when you receive a notification while you're using your phone, you can now swipe down on it to reveal your options.

Turn off individual chat notifications

You can temporarily stop notifications for a particularly active chat by turning off notifications for just that chat.

  1. In the chat, tap the more icon .
  2. Tap notifications.
  3. Tap turn off.

Disabling Skype Push Notifications

If you’d like to remain signed in to Skype, but do not want notifications for new chat messages or calls, you can easily turn off notifications:

  1. Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the slider to turn push notifications off.

Signing out of Skype

Notifications will also stop when you sign out. Make sure you have an active Internet connection when you sign out, or you might still receive notifications.

To sign out of Skype before closing the app:

  1. From any screen in the app, tap the more icon .
  2. Tap sign out.

Mute Chat

You can temporarily stop IM notifications for any particularly active chat by muting the chat feature.

To use mute chat, simply go into the chat you want to mute, tap the settings icon at the top right corner of the screen, and select Mute Chat.

 

Note: You can also temporarily suspend all notifications, not just those from Skype, by using Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature.

Disabling Skype notifications on iOS

If you’d like to remain signed in to Skype, but do not want notifications for new chat messages or calls, you can easily turn off notifications on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. From the iPhone/iPad home screen, tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Notification Center.
  3. In the Notification Center, scroll down until you find Skype and tap it.
  4. In Skype, tap the icon for None under Alert Style.

 

If you'd like to turn the notifications back on, simply go back into the Skype settings in the Notification Center and tap Banners.

Signing out of Skype

Notifications will also stop when you sign out. Make sure you have an active Internet connection when you sign out, or you might still receive notifications.
To sign out of Skype before closing the app:

  1. In Skype, tap the Profile tab at the bottom of the screen.


     
  2. In the Profile screen, tap the Sign Out icon in the top-right corner.


     
  3. Click Sign Out.

If you've closed Skype by double-tapping your home key and closing the app, you might still receive notifications. These notifications are sent using Apple's Push Notification technology. Skype is not running or using any additional battery power. If you would still like to stop these notifications temporarily, you can either disable them or sign out before you close the app, as detailed above.

 

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