Download Skype for iPhone, iPad, iPod to Make Free Calls

skype for iphoneSkype for iPhone is now available on iPhone, as well as iPad and iPod Touch. You can use it to make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, send instant messages and easily share photos with friends. With a little Skype Credit, you're also able to access 1 million Skype WiFi hotspots, call and send SMS to any phones without installing Skype.

Skype for iPhone is fully compatible with iPhone 5, which means you get better experience on iPhone's Retina display and larger screen. The new emoticons picker of Skype for iPhone app even brings instant messages to life. Now sign into Skype (acquired by Microsoft in 2011) using your Microsoft account and you're able to send instant message, call or video call them all right from Skype for iPhone. 

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Skype for iPhone System Requirements

Check out the following system requirements before you use Skype for iPhone application.

  • Works on iPhone 3GS or above.
  • Skype video calling requires iOS 4.3 or above.
  • Send and receive video using front or rear camera on iPhone 4 (or later) and 4th-generation iPod touch (or later).
  • Send and receive video using rear camera on iPhone 3GS.
  • Receive video only on 3rd-generation iPod touch.
  • iPod touch calling requires compatible headset and microphone.

Skype for iPhone FAQs

Q: Does it require 3G or WiFi?

A: Yes. It's free to make/receive Skype-to-Skype calls, and send/receive instant messages over both 3G and WiFi from your iPhone. To make calls to mobiles and landlines, you will need a little Skype Credit or a subscription. Note that operator data charges may apply when using Skype over a mobile data connection. A strong WiFi connection is high recommended to get the best possible call quality with Skype for iPhone.

Q: Can I receive incoming Skype calls with Skype for iPhone?

A: You can receive Skype calls from other Skype users if you've logged in Skype. To receive calls from landlines or mobile phones without Skype, a Skype Number is required.

Q: Do I get any notifications about missed Skype calls on Skype for iPhone?

A: Yes. Depending on what you missed, you’ll see a little red numbered badge on the Recent tab. Besides the missed Skype calls, you can also find any text messages you have sent and any voice messages you have received. Skype for iPhone only supports one active call per time. So if you receive a second call during an ongoing one, the caller will hear a busy tone and you'll get a notification of a missed call. 

Q: How do I delete my conversation history?

A: To delete the conversion history, do this

  1. Tap Recent to open your conversation, text message and call history.
  2. Swipe your finger from left to right on the conversation, text message or call you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Q: Does Skype for iPhone have advertisements?

A: Yes, you'll occasionally see ads in Skype for iPhone. If you've bought Skype Credit or a subscription, you won't see these ads.