In this time and season that everyone is indoors, you can learn How to Use Skype for iPad and iPhone. Using Skype to make a call can be one of the means to reach out to friends, family and loved ones. In this article, I will be showing you How to Use Skype to make a call on iPads and iPhones. How to get a Skype account if you did not have one, and how to download and install the app.
How to Use Skype for iPad and iPhone – Get a Skype Account
To effectively use Skype on your iPhone and iPad you have to first get a Skype account. If you already had one you can use that one. Setting up a Skype account is free. If you have been using your Skype on other computers and devices it will still work on your iPhone and iPad. If you had an existing Skype account you don’t need to create a special one for your iOS device. Visit www.skype.com.
Requirements to connect Skype on Your iPad and iPhone
To connect your Skype account to your iPhone and iPad for it to work effectively you need to connect it to some devices. Such as an integrated microphone and speaker of your device or pair a Bluetooth headset. You can get good Internet connectivity through your iPhone’s or iPad’s WiFi connection or 4G data plan.
Download Skype on Apple’s App Store
Using an iPhone or iPad device, you will have to download and install the app to get started using Skype on those devices. It is very simple and easy, here are the steps.
- Visit the App Store on your device.
- On the home screen in the App Store, click on the “Search” icon.
- Search for “Skype” on the screen that will pop up.
- Skype app is at the top of the result list of apps that are displayed.
- Click on the “Get” and wait for the app to download and install itself.
That is how you can easily download Skype for iOS devices.
How to Use Skype for iPad and iPhone – Using Skype for the First Time
If you don’t have a Skype account, log in to the Skype app from your iOS device. Select the “Sign In” or “Create Account” button. Skype is connected to your Microsoft account. If you have a Microsoft account, you will use that as your Skype username and password.
Regardless of which devices you are using, just enter your Username and password to log in or check the box to Log in automatically. So Skype will always remember your log in details each time you log in to Use to make a call or start a chat.
Additionally, when you log into Skype from your iOS device, you may also need to go through a tutorial on how to Use the application and grant permission to access contact and learn other functions of your device. It’s easy and fast. Read through the section and click on the “Continue” or “Ok” button on the screen.
How to make a call with Skype on iPad and iPhone
Making a call with Skype on the iPad and iPhone is easy and convenient. The Skype interface allows you to access your contacts, calls, and other features. Here are the steps to make a call.
- Click on the “Calls” button at the left side of the screen.
- Click on the phone icon for contacts from your list called “People “ at the left.
- A dial box will appear, click on the phone number of your contact that you want to call. The country code is captured automatically. It can be changed. If your contact that you are calling uses Skype, you can call their Skype account for free. But if you’re calling a mobile or landline of the person, you will need Skype credit to pay for the call.
Click on the “Get Credit” button at the top of your contacts list and add credit that you can use for calls. One way to ensure you don’t have to pay for calls is to call other Skype users. To communicate with someone that is not a current Skype user, you can tap on the “invite to Skype“ button to send an invitation for your contact to join Skype and connect with you as a contact.
How to Add New Contact to Skype
If you want to add a new contact to your Skype, you enter new contacts or add their names manually.
Click on the “People” icon at the top right side of the “Contact” list or search for the contacts and add using the search bar.
You can import contacts into your iPhone or iPad if you are using an existing Skype account where the contacts can be found.