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How to make a Skype test call

Skype is one of the most convenient and easy-to-use programs for communication. One of the most valuable program’s features is performing video and audio calls. Since some users sometimes face certain issues with making calls from their side, the tool allows making a Skype test call that is developed to check the connectivity and quality of sound of your device.

Performing a test call, also known as Echo Sound Test Service, is really easy. In this article, you will find detailed information with screenshots on how to make it using your desktop and mobile app.

How to make a pilot call using your desktop Skype?

  1. Log in to your Skype account.
  2. Make sure you’ve already connected your microphone or speaker to your PC. Then double-check whether your equipment is successfully connected and is working properly.
  3. Choose the Settings option, which has a form of a button with three dots, located in the right corner of your main panel and click Settings.

  4. Here you will be also able to adjust the sensitiveness of your equipment.

  5. Press Contacts button and scroll down to find a contact named Echo/Sound Test Service.

  6. Click Echo contact to open a conversation window. Then click a Call button at the upper-right corner of the panel.

  7. After that, you will need to follow the instructions of Echo program. As a rule, you will need to leave a message after the special signal. It usually takes no longer than just a few moments.

If you don’t hear the program’s instructions, you are likely to have some problems with your headphones. In case you fail to hear the playback of your message, you might be having issues with your microphone. This way, double-check your equipment and make a pilot call one more time.
  1. To finish the call, click on the red button or it will be closed automatically after you’ve performed the echo trial call.

Note: the test is completely the same if you are using the camera of your laptop. This way, you will be able to adjust only camera settings and are not required to have a microphone or speaker.

How to make a pilot call using your mobile Skype?

Skype echo test can be also made using your smartphone. Just follow these easy steps to check your settings.

  1. Open your Skype. Go to Contacts menu and choose the Echo/Sound Test Service from your contact list.

  2. Tap the Echo contact to see the dialogue panel. Tap the Phone icon in the upper-right corner to start.

  3. Follow the instructions of the program and record the test message.

  4. Listen to the recorded message to find out the quality of your sound.

If your message is too quiet, turn on the volume on your smartphone. In case the sound drops, make sure you have a stable Internet connection.

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