How to use Skype on IOS (iPhone/iPad)
Skype is an innovative program that offers countless possibilities for advanced communication online. Founded in 2003, Skype is currently a division of Microsoft Corporation, offering the highest quality services globally. Most basic app functions are available for free. However, the program also suggests a subscription fee as well as pay-as you-go option for making calls and sending texts to non-Skype users. In this article, you will learn the basic principles of how to use Skype on iPhone and iPad.
The registration process is usually quick and easy. You don’t need to have any special programming knowledge to install the program on your device. To know more about creating the app account, go to How to create Skype account.
How to start using Skype on iPhone
As soon as you successfully downloaded the program on your iPhone (здесь отдельная страница для загрузки приложения, адрес не известен), you can immediately start using it. The app doesn’t require adding any activation codes or installing third-party supporting utilities. The only thing you will need to become an active user is a stable Internet connection (either Wi-Fi or mobile network.)
Most users install the tool on their smartphones to make free calls. In case you are one of them, it is highly recommended to make a test call to make sure everything is working properly. As soon as you open the app, you will see the Echo/Sound Test Service in your contact list. Tap it and choose the phone in the upper right corner.
After that, follow the automated instructions. To know more, go to How to make Skype test call.
How add contacts to your app list?
That’s surely easy! The fastest way to know which of your contacts are using the app is to integrate your iPhone address book with an app list of contacts.
- Choose Contacts and tap Sync your contacts option.
- Follow the instructions of the wizard. You might also need to allow the app to have access to your contact list:
The process will take you no longer than just a few moments. To know more about finding new contacts, visit How to add people on Skype.
How to call on Skype?
Making Skype calls is as simple as you can imagine. Just follow this handy tutorial and make your first call in no time.
- Open the app and tap Calls located at the bottom of your screen. You will see a list of your contacts. To make an audio call, tap headphone icon located to the right of the needed person. Choose a videocam icon to perform a video call.
- To finish your conversation, tap a red icon in the right corner of your screen.
In case you would like to get more detailed information on how to make calls with the utility, check How to make a Skype call
How to chat using the app?
Sending texts is one of the most demanding features of the application. The app’s handy design makes the process miraculously easy.
- To create your first chat, go to Contacts and tap the name of the needed person.
- Type your message and choose the blue button to send it.
- You can also send media files (including photos and pictures), contacts, locations, and funny GIF images to make your conversation brighter. Just tap the + icon to the left of the message field.
For example, to send a photo, tap the + icon and choose Media.
Then choose up to 10 photos and tap the blue arrow in the upper-right corner. The photos will be automatically downloaded to your chat.
Note: You can send messages to a single contact as well as to several users simultaneously. To know more about the function: How to start a Skype group chat.
How to change your profile data?
Changing your profile is optional. However, most users download their picture to make using the tool more pleasant.
If you want to download a picture to your profile, tap on the main icon at the top of the window:
Then tap the similar icon in the profile window.
Choose from the drop-down menu whether you would like to take your photo or upload it from your iPhone gallery.
You can update or remove your profile picture anytime.
If you want to change your profile name, you can also do that in a blink of an eye. Just open your profile and tap the pencil icon to edit your name.
For more details about changing your personal data, visit How to manage a Skype account information.
How to start using Skype on iPad
Many users are wondering on how to use Skype on iPad. No worries! The app operating principles and design are similar to all devices. Therefore, if you would like to use the program on your iPad, you can easily refer to the user guide for iPhone users.