How to Use Skype on iPhone | Beginners Guide 2021

Skype is a software that enables users to make video calls, send and receive messages, and share files to other Skype users. It is an app that is free to download, but you can take advantage of its several packages depending on your business needs. It is an app that works whenever WiFi is available, and works on both Android and smartphones.

Using Skype on your iPhone will allow you to use Voice Over Internet Protocol calling features, be able to make and receive calls over the Skype network without a need to be connected to a personal computer.

In this post, we will show you how this app works on your Apple iPhone device. Read on…

How to Use Skype

Time Needed : 09 minutes

Mapped out below are some of the basics on using Skype app on your Apple iPhone device. Scroll down to and learn how to utilize this traditional voice and video chatting app.

  1. Install Skype on your iPhone.

    Go to the App Store and search for the Skype free app. Tap the Get or Cloud icon to download. Once done, tap Open to launch the app.


  2. Sign In or Create an account.

    If you already have an account, all you need to do is to Sign In. Enter your username (email address or phone number, then tap Next. Enter your password and tap Sign in.
    Otherwise, select Create one option and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the account registration.


  3. View and Add Contacts.

    To view your Skype and iPhone phone-book, tap Contacts.
    My contacts is where your Skype contacts are listed while All menu is for both iPhone and Skype contacts.
    To add contacts, tap the add contact icon on the top right corner. Type in the name, phone number, or email for the person you'd like to add or invite. Then tap Add.


  4. Make a Skype-to-Skype Call or Video Call.

    Go to Contacts, and select a contact from My Contacts. Tap the Camera icon to initiate a video call. To make a voice call, tap the Telephone icon instead. Alternatively, you can simply tap Calls and select a Skype contact to initiate a Skype call with.


  5. Make a Skype-to-Phone Call.

    Go to Contacts and choose a number from your iPhone contacts (All). If the phone number is not saved on your contacts, use the dial pad and key in the number instead. Make sure to enter the correct country code as Skype does not offer domestic calling service.


  6. To Send a Message.

    Tap the Chats menu. Tap the Create a message icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Select a Skype contact and type a message. Then tap the Send icon.


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There are some important things you need to know in using this internet calling service on your iPhone device. Here’s the list:

  • This app is an internet calling service and therefore, the Mbs consumed will be counted against your data plan. Unless connected to a WiFi network, then the chatting and Skype-to-Skype calls are free.
  • For Skype-to-Phone calls, it will be billed per minute. Thus, you need to add or subscribe to a service plan to be able to make phone calls.
  • Skype’s basic services are free, but for SMS messaging, domestic phone calls, and international phone calls, it would be for a fee. For further information regarding Skype’s packages, you can contact their Support Team.

So these are some of the things you need to know about this internet calling app. I hope that it will help you decide and give it a try. If you find this post relevant, feel free to share the news. For more tutorial videos and troubleshooting guides for smartphones, please visit our website and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Thank you for reading!

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