Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

By Skype Communications S.a.r.l

Score: 3.5
3.5
From 415,461 Ratings

Description

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free*, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. • Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 24 of your friends and family on a HD video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!"  • Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, grab someone’s attention with @ mentions, or create a group chat to plan a family reunion.  • Share – Send photos and videos with your family and friends. Save shared photos and videos to your camera roll. Share your screen to make travel plans with friends or present designs to your team. • Voice calls – Camera shy? Make voice calls to anyone in the world on Skype. You can also call mobile and landlines at low rates. • Express yourself – Liven up conversations with emoticons, click on the “+” in chat to send a Giphy or images from the web, and annotate images with words, lines and more. *Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection. Call landline and mobile phone numbers and send SMS messages anywhere in the world at affordable prices using Skype. Reach non-Skype users or contacts who are not online by choosing Skype Credit or Skype subscriptions.    Choose Skype Credit as a pay-as-you-go option to call and SMS. If you call specific destinations, save even more with monthly subscriptions. Skype subscriptions are monthly calling plans that let you make unlimited, or fixed-minute calls to landlines (and mobiles where applicable). Subscriptions begin at $2.99 a month for US, and can vary by destination. To make an in-app purchase, open the app, go to the Call tab, and tap on the Skype to Phone banner. Skype Credit and Subscriptions purchased from the Skype app will be charged to your iTunes account when the purchase is confirmed.   Your account will be charged for Skype subscription renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Your subscription is renewed automatically unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period of subscription.   You can manage your subscription by going to your Apple ID account settings and choosing the auto-renewal option or turning it off any time after your purchase.   • Privacy and Cookies policy: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=507539 • Microsoft Services Agreement: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144

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Reviews

  • used to be good but...

    3
    By Yanuwaya
    i’ve used skype on and off for a few years. i think of skype as “that video call app” because originally it was just to call people as either a video call, audio call, and “chat”(because nobody really uses it) app. i feel like with all these new updates skype is using up valuable space both on said persons phone which instead they could be using on improving the quality of the apps features. not making new features and icons and lists and tips that nobody is going to use. second, regarding (video)calls, whenever i call someone skype has a tendency to randomly turn off and the screen goes completely black. this only happens when i use skype. i would like this to be fixed because it’s really bothersome and pisses me off all the time. on that note whenever i (video)call someone i always(and i mean ALWAYS)have to turn on the video or sometimes both the video and speaker even though it’s a video call and should automatically do that because it’s a video call. anyways i think originally this was a great app because it was so simple and easy to use, but now there is so much going on the real point isn’t there anymore and is constantly being altered. please fix the glitches i addresses in this and thanks.
  • Not bad, but...

    3
    By Cookeram
    Definitely an overall good calling app. I’ve used things like FaceTime and Snapchat to make video calls before, but they just don’t work as well. Skype usually seems to load no matter what, unless the connection is extremely poor which isn’t the fault of Skype. One of the main drawbacks is all the buttons littering the screen. Like many other reviewers have stated, things are a bit over crowded, especially for a phone app. My screen is small enough as it is and I want to see the person I’m talking to. That’s the point of the video call. My biggest gripe here is the poor internet connection notification box. Can we please move the poor internet connection notification box? It pops up right in the center of the screen! Thanks for telling me I have a poor connection, but I don’t understand why something can’t pop up in the corner. This notification blocks my whole entire screen so I can’t see who I’m talking to. This just makes me want to use an app that doesn’t tell me about the strength of my internet connection (because I don’t care about that information anyways). It would definitely be a five star app if these few problems could get addressed.
  • Works Well With 50-mps Wifi

    4
    By walkingwhitecloud
    1) My experience with Skype over the last six years has been very good on both my laptop and my iPhone. I mostly use Skype for calling telephone numbers. Indeed, I have listened to lectures by dialing a phone number and experiencing excellent connections for hours at time. 2) With this app on my iPhone, the volume and clarity are particularly good with 50-mps wifi on my end. 3) Some other times, the volume of the other person has been a bit low, but I was still able to understand what the other person was saying. 4) The only funky thing that I have found with the app was when I wanted to add a secondary email address to my account. I read help first, but it seemed to be out of date since the navigation information in the help text didn’t correspond very well with the app. Eventually, I deduced that I couldn’t use the app to update my email addresses. I had to chat with support and login in to the Skype website to make the modifications. Most apps allow you to change email addresses within the apps.
  • Works well, some glitches

    4
    By MT writer
    I live in a rural area where my cell phone mostly does not work, and the small local phone company here has expensive rates for unlimited long distance — even if I call the next town over. I use Skype (I have a Skype phone number), ooma, or WhatsApp, to telecommute and call out of my limited area. Skype is better than ooma because the quality is usually good and I can reliably make outgoing calls or connect to meetings such as via zoom or gotomeeting. Sometimes my internet connection strength seems to fluctuate though, and my Skype calls break up or echo and distort. My biggest criticism is that people I call may see a long 01 number with no name and without my correct location in their caller ID. Sometimes they do see my correct information but mostly not. With the current deluge of robo calls, this means often recipients are cautious about answering my calls. Overall as a telecommuter, I am happy to have Skype ... without it, connecting for meetings and doing business would be a lot more difficult and expensive.
  • Suggestions are annoying and crashes often

    4
    By warofbangtantaetae
    I’ve used Skype for 2-3 years now and it wasn’t really that bad. I used it everyday to call and text my friends. But there’s a slight problem. There are always these suggestions I can use if I send a message or someone sends me a message. I press the button that these aren’t useful, but they keep coming back! I dislike the suggestions because I accidentally keep pressing it and it immediately sends and makes my friend confused. Also, whenever I call someone, it won’t even let me turn off my phone! It is so annoying because when I turn off my phone so save battery while calling, it immediately hangs up. Whenever I call on the computer and go on another tab at the same time (like playing a game), it affects my game. It freezes my game all the time. Also, my Skype just crashes when I call on the computer. It immediately closes the tab and hangs up. It gets me and my friend really irritated. I love this app but it just has a few problems that needs to be fixed
  • This would have been 5 stars if only...

    4
    By #hashtagr
    Alright so I use Skype all the time and I love it because it has such a good quality of sound and it’s significantly better than the normal phone call. I love that it’s fairly easy to use and that you can change the colors of your background to match your personality behaves who doesn’t want to express themselves?!?! Anyways, I literally love this app but there’s only one problem. Why don’t I get any notifications while I’m on a call??? I’ve missed some very important messages and I’ve almost been grounded on many occasions due to the fact that I’m not getting the notifications while I’m in a call. And what’s even worse is that my boyfriend has been using Skype for WAAAYYYYY longer than I have and he’s had this problem the entire time he’s been using it but just never said anything about it. Alongside of myself, all of my friends have the same problem and was wondering if that minor problem could possibly be fixed because it would life a lot easier. Thank you very much.
  • Reliable over the yearssss

    5
    By CreditGeek
    I have been on Skype since 2002. For sixteen years, this has been my favorite app as it has kept up with the improvements in technology. Over the past years, I have been on international trips and Skype has kept me connected to my family and relatives in 3 different countries. The quality of calls has improved a lot over the years, too - sparing me from huge amounts of phone bills. However, I believe that the key is to have a decent internet connection. I am really impressed that is now being used widely both for personal and business communications. I have had lots of job interviews through call conferences. Love the emojis as they also keep up with the times, i.e., diversity. I can actually choose the color of the skin of the clapping hands or see different options on couples. I can go on for the many ways Skype has been an essential part of my life through the years - forever loyal to you! Thanks, Skype 👏🏼🙌🏼 🍾.
  • Skype has gotten worse

    1
    By Anotaze
    My boyfriend and I are long distance and for over a year now we have used Skype to call every day. Skype used to be perfect and we had no issues in call. Sometimes there would be quality drops in the video but that was just due to internet connection. We could also hear the background noise and it was very loud and amplified it was hard to call with that. Now when we call for the past 3 months or so after a major update skype has never worked. This app has become so horrible for us. One of our ends will go mute and the audio won’t work during some calls and I can’t even switch my camera anymore or go out of the app because my side of the video will go black. He can still see me but I can’t see myself and other times his video will go off if I go into our chats and come back. Background noise is still a huge issue and is just as bad as it was a year ago. I have become so frustrated with this app due to its recent behavior and I’ve tried to put up with it but it bothers me so much. It has made our calls so unpleasant and I am highly dissatisfied and we will both be moving to discord to call from now on.
  • My experience with Skype

    4
    By International Jim
    It is a Vehicle for audio and visual communication around the world. It is encrypted for privacy. I use the international calling by telephone feature frequently: the best rates in the world. The audio visual qualities have been improved year-by-year. However, a recent development has been that more and more female trolls come on line without any request by the user. I call Them trolls because they are always sitting by their computer going over lists of men with higher incomes, trying to entrap them including me in a virtual discussion that will lead to entrapment and loss of money on my account. I get these calls on the average of one a day, but I’m getting used to blocking them one by one. I don’t know how Skype can find a way to filter them out, but that would be useful to me. Otherwise, Skpe has been a very useful tool for me to communicate with my friends and family around the world on a regular basis. In addition passing notes and Documents on line Encrypted for privacy is most invaluable.
  • Keep the Skype Tradition

    3
    By bajanPaul
    I did not wish to criticize what was the very first ever communication system that I discovered saved me loads of money and had a voice quality better than my fixed line calls. It was also very simple to use. You open the app you click on contacts you click on the name of the person you want to call, video or not, and you hear that most unique calling sound and the contact answers and you do your thing. That’s how simple it was and it became a system to shout about. Somebody tried to fix perfection and now it has so many fixes that it has become imperfect. A step downwards. Now I am one million present sure that it is not the intention of the programmers or any Skype staff or member to see this downward motion in the eyes of so many of its faith clients. So my long time friends at Skype do some more listening to the many reviews that so many people already took much of their time and energy to write. Keep it simple, easy to use by the nerds and my grandparents.

Reviews

  • Crashing

    3
    By woodfamilyma
    Hello, I just wanted to let you guys know that Skype Kept crashing on my phone.
  • $kype has been ruined by Micro$oft

    1
    By montaukfree
    Forced updates during the past year or more, including this month (Feb 2019) have made Skype worse and worse...now i cannot see missed calls, hard to move around and find things, just ridiculous how this onetime go to communication app has been made inoperable. (My PC version will not even open as of the last update...on Windows!!!) I have no doubt the original makers are not using Skype any longer on their island homes. Finally done though...moving on to open source alternative (researching Jitsi, Ring, Riot, Linphone, Wire, Pidgin, Signal) and currently using Zoom and Uber Conference. Good riddance to Skype.
  • 90+ and going strong

    5
    By Starwel CFO
    My dad is 93. He loves Skype because he can sit back and not have to hold a receiver while we chat. The iPad ap gives a clear picture of where I am, and I can bring it into each room as I do chores and keep in touch with dad.
  • No search

    1
    By EHammarstrom
    Can't search for people or anything in mobile, just closes the app when try to search.
  • Status seldom indicates “Active”

    3
    By Nana@51
    This happens nearly everyday. I go to chat, and the receiving end “Status” indicates that they haven’t been seen for days. Even though I may have just messaged back and forth an hour ago. But that’s not all! That person doesn’t get my messages at all. He checks his laptop skype, his Apple iPad skype, and his iPhone skype. Most of the time, he won’t see any messages. Then suddenly! He will get all the messages on his phone. But not every time. He logs off on all devices, then back on. He restarts all of his devices. Sometimes the status turns to “Active” and he begins to receive messages, other times, not. What is going on with this app? I find it very frustrating messaging by myself for a length of time with no response. Having to go into email and write a message that way. It’s ridiculous!
  • Amazing! Love it!!

    5
    By lelepri82
    Just recently started dating a man who lives about two hours away from me. It’s nice to have an app where you can see and talk to each other. He also is not able to communicate verbally that well so it’s nice that there is also a written version available. Love the fact that you can also instant message on here as well. Love it!!
  • Microsoft

    1
    By nickle.angelv
    I’ve made two new accounts and every time I try to sign in after I delete the app it won’t let me. Saying that something went wrong.
  • Love it

    5
    By APILLAI
    I use it almost every day. Love the new features. We use it for Skype meetings and other family calls. Love the interface. Thank you
  • Around the world

    5
    By reaveler...
    I’m now living on my third continent and Skype has allowed me to stay in touch with family. I also like the fact the I have a local number that they can call if they need to contact me. Some of my family do need to learn about time zones.
  • This version signs me out

    1
    By Monicpaul
    I have used Skype for many years, before it was acquired by Microsoft. It has gone from being very good to bad and now to worse. Microsoft: I’m not interested on using Skype as a social media. I use the phone service, period. If it signs out, I don’t get calls, therefore it stops giving the expected service. If I don’t receive the service why paying Microsoft for a service they don’t provide due to a poor development? Take care of this bug, please.

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