Skype for iPhone

Skype Communications S.a.r.l

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Social Networking 8.22 Mar 31, 2009 May 23, 2018 114.1 MB iOS 9.0 or later 12+
New in version 8.22

We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:
- Stability and reliability improvements.


The Skype you know and love has an all-new design, supercharged with a ton of new features and new ways to stay connected with the people you care about most.

What can I do with Skype?

• Messaging made awesome: More than just text. Send photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, Mojis and more. You can also respond to any message from your contacts with reactions.
• Great for groups: Add your favorite people and start chatting. Use groups to plan together, play together, for staying in touch or just for hanging out.
• Call everyone - Skype, mobiles and landlines: Free* video and voice calls make it easier to stay connected with friends and family. You’ll also enjoy low calling rates to mobiles and landlines worldwide with Skype. 
• Never miss a moment with quick capture: Quickly swipe to capture photos and videos. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations.
• Share Highlights: Keep others updated with Highlights from your day. React to any highlights with awesome emoticons or send a private message about that highlight. Your highlights only stay visible for 7 days to your followers.

*Skype to Skype calls are free. Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.

Upgrading to the new Skype may result in the deletion of content from older conversations.
To save photos and videos that were previously sent or received in an older version of Skype, save that content to your camera roll/photo gallery before upgrading to the new Skype.

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Bring back the Automatic Call Feature
CarolinaOuO on 5/24/2018
It’s very helpful for me cause it helps with my anxiety when my boyfriend doesn’t answer over the phone cause he’s sleeping. Other that that I’ve love Skype :’> I just need this feature back thank you
Not operational
belgi_cjbo on 5/24/2018
When using Skype it keeps lagging my phone
Good but...
Baby Banana Panda 83 on 5/24/2018
Good quality audio. Great for chatting with people but lacks in a few areas. A few audio glitches and such but overall good.
AHMZAR on 5/24/2018
don’t play notification sound in iphone
ali.syz on 5/24/2018
hi. we install skype for iphone 5s and iphone 5 but we don’t have notifications sound for every message that recive from other users. or play sound one time for everybody. please improve this problem to play sound for every message and we can change notification sound. for example we want notifications option as telegram app. thank you.
Focus on the actually important things
kamelpeitsche on 5/24/2018
Since the new version, I get offered fifteen emojis, preformulated response suggestions and a highlight feature none of which I need. At the same time, messages get stuck for hours, don’t sync well between phone and computer and sending files isn’t too smooth of an experience either. The cheap calls to phones feature is great but in most other things, there are now better software solutions between WhatsApp and Zoom.
Good sometimes
MECHANZ on 5/24/2018
I do like this app. However, I have wasted over $50 for making calls where the counterpart could not hear me. It is really starting to get too unreliable and very antagonizing. If this keeps going, I will delete the app - pointless
hkZ83rrtapple on 5/24/2018
After the last updating this App stop working properly. Poor connection.
Very slow on iPhone 5. Please improve performance
tnusra on 5/24/2018
Very slow on iPhone 5. Please improve performance
Slower than other instant messaging
goBruin on 5/24/2018
It's as responsive as whatapps etc...but it's local phone numbers buy option save me a bunch of money
Hangs on 6s
ilya1725 on 5/24/2018
This application consistently hangs on my 6s. The video would still work, but not the buttons or the touchscreen. Have to either do hard power down or the other side have to disconnect.
Best communication app of all time
SyedNimbalkar on 5/23/2018
I have used Skype almost everyday it's the best so ever.
“We are listening to your feedback”
reviewingapple on 5/23/2018
No you don’t. Skype is getting shittier by the day and you don’t care. Instead some product idiot thought it was a great idea to use the Skype brand and product as a Snapchat wannabe. Total fail.
fivekan on 5/23/2018
The new design is truly one of the worst things I've ever seen in software. Worse than even Clippy. I'm not surprised that this also comes from Micro$oft. - Why does Microsoft think their dead platform's UI design and theme is appropriate for iOS? Why doesn't this app follow the iOS User Interface Guidelines? E.g. when deleting "chats," one has to long-hold to get a list of options, which is a Windows Phone convention. This is insulting to the platform and confusing to the user. Typically Microsoft. - If you use a VPN, Skype won't work sometimes. Why not? Does Microsoft want to collect and sell private information or use this information for "targeted ads" like Google and Facebook? - Why am I being constantly bothered with notifications about useless new changes? I have eyes. I can see Skype has a new ugly user-hostile design. I don't need to be bothered by unwanted notifications. - Why can't I remove the recent calls history? Does no one involved in ruining Skype actually use any other app? This is an essential feature that Skype is missing. - Why are my contacts listed in two places: Calls and Contacts? If the same information needs to be listed in two place, you've failed. Or is it that the young clueless designers who ruined this app have just discovered the concept of a phone call and are compensating for their own lack of knowledge? - What is "Highlights" and why is there a need for it? This isn't Snapchat or whatever new toy the kids are using today. If I wanted a highlights feature, I'd use Snapchat not Skype. Plus they keep putting garbage "news" in there begging their users to tap it so their engagement numbers go up. - Why is there a tab at the bottom of the app that's actually a button? And why is it a shortcut to the camera? I would use Instagram or Snapchat, or pretty much any other app, if I wanted to send pictures to people. Skype is a telephony app and should prioritize that functionality. The fact that there are developer responses asking people to tell them about these issues shows just how clueless Microsoft is about what Skype is or how people use it. It's either that or they knew and went ahead with these disastrous changes anyway. Either way it shows a complete lack of awareness and respect for users.
Still doesn’t have two important legacy features
AdamCA on 5/23/2018
Update: Now slightly less than terrible, but still lame. They simply ruined how it works to try to make it more like WhatsApp and Snapchat, which nobody wanted or needed. Sad. Skype remains useless to me because it still doesn’t have a single screen which shows only my friends who are online and available to chat right now (or what their other current availability is, such as away, do not disturb, etc.). I’ve got no interest in using Skype to chat like WhatsApp or Snapchat. Just bring back that old feature, the one that still works in the desktop version. I’ve got so many friends who don’t even use the app anymore because of this. Meanwhile, we also can’t sign out without having to do a full sign in by retyping our username. Why can’t there be a persistent cache of recent usernames for those of us with multiple Skype profiles? Pain in the butt.
The best
Ches:; on 5/23/2018
I live this app because it make more easier my life when I try to call my family. And I can receive call from them as well.
Skype stole my money
raf225 on 5/23/2018
Skype clawed back credits I paid for, intentional sends you in circles to try to reactivate it, and removed the deactivation button in-app so it's impossible to regain or use your funds.
International calls
ttronsgard on 5/23/2018
I called China on a regular basis and I found that my reception and etc. is always excellent with Skype plus the rates make it actually affordable for my boyfriend and I have to speak regularly.
借了个ID on 5/23/2018
Great concept! - Un-intuitive app
turtlevoodoo on 5/23/2018
I adore, to the utmost degree, the concept of this app. Unfortunately, the app is so difficult to use. It takes three tries, with five minutes per try, to have the ability to have Face to Face contact with a caller.
babypandagod on 5/22/2018
It won’t let me sign in or sign up. Whenever I try to it just says the internet’s not connected
Best chat ever
Vikkstar123hdjd on 5/22/2018
Nice specs cause I am nerd hj
Older phones are laggy
Wizardowin on 5/22/2018
Ok so Skype works fine for me every device except this iPhone 5s please Microsoft make Skype better for older iPhones.
Highlights “feature”
aloshka09 on 5/22/2018
New highlights is actually a way to shove ads down your throat.
Even worse than you can imagine
PPilate on 5/22/2018
Nobody wants to see highlights from Skype you self centered morons.
Great app
jenna.reeves on 5/22/2018
I love this app!! Especially if you do not have an apple phone this works just as good (and even better) then FaceTime on apple phones. Totally recommend!!!
Skype calls and multiple participants
mmontano on 5/22/2018
The app works wonderfully with one annoying flaw. On the iPhone when a cellular call comes in when in a Skype call the Skype call is put on hold. The Skype call should go on hold only if the cellular call is taken. It is also unclear how to resume the Skype call on hold since the green resume call button does nothing. I had to disconnect the Skype call and rejoin. On a busy iPhone this can make Skype meetings unbearable. This scenarios also happens if voice to text is somehow invoked. Either make the resume actually work making it obvious how to take the call off of hold or do not interrupt the Skype call on an unanswered cell call. Both would be best.
Please fix
Alexisss1238245 on 5/22/2018
Calls are extremely laggy, even when each person has good internet connection. Once I enter a call the app laggs increasingly, i cannot switch back to text without the possibility of it freezing. The additional features during callsalso are inconvenient, as I cannot easily exit them. Also, Whenever I try to look back at text conversations, I find chunks of it are gone. This is very frustrating.
How to take call off hold?
Bigballwiggles on 5/21/2018
Cannot find a way to take the call off. Doesn’t work.
I love it
Trace Rahm on 5/21/2018
I’m 16 and before remembering my Skype information I would you google hangouts to video chat with my girlfriend (who doesn’t have a phone). Well the biggest issue was google hangouts doesn’t do well with cross platform calls. After I remembered my Skype info I convinced her to make a Skype account. The video calls run so much smoother because it was designed not only for computers but a very well designed app so I can run a smooth cross platform call. 10/10 would recommend over FaceTime and Google Hangouts.
Minecraft I love it on 5/21/2018
I haven’t used it for that long but for the short time I have it’s been amazing I have no problems love the app👍🏽.
It works, but the app is a mess
nwmtnguy on 5/21/2018
Skype has proven to be reliable for me when using the app, however the app is frustrating to use. You can tell there’s been a lot of thought put into making a beautiful app, which would be fine if it weren’t so unintuitive to use. Every time I use it I feel like I need to relearn something. I’d gladly use something less aesthetically pleasing in exchange for intuitive operation.
Best at what it does
MrPetkus on 5/21/2018
Doesn’t beat FaceTime but the world doesn’t use that exclusively. In all other cases, Skype has served me well for both personal and professional use.
Please, Please, Please!
Just the Fax 3737 on 5/21/2018
For the love of Trump, please allow links to open in proper Safari, not the crippled wrapper. Even if you have to use the right click menu to do so. The wrapper version doesn’t work properly with HTML5 sites.
On Hold for Video
Deathbat Child on 5/21/2018
I use Skype to talk to my friends and when you talk to friends you tend to browse the internet.. it’s really annoying that Skype now puts calls on hold if you open anything with sound. Videos, games, whatever. Maybe I want to talk and watch a video. And half the time the resume function doesn’t work. This is such a stupid feature.
yoboyCO on 5/20/2018
Bro I just trying to stay in the call and it keep on hanging up fo no dam reason. If you don’t stop Ima switch to hangouts
Sutlijas on 5/20/2018
Big fan of Skype. The only suggestion/critic is better control of the media stored in memory under Skype. After long usage it starts occupying a lot of space, but it is very difficult to go through messages and delete videos & photos you do not need.
It is garbage
Fred666666688876543 on 5/20/2018
Get discord
La interfase de usuario (ultima versión instalada) es muy mala. Imposible entender muchas de sus funciones (IOS ). Es casi imposible entender cómo se graba un contacto. La aplicación demora en responder a pesar que tengo un IPhone X En general no es amigable y deja mucho que desear. Deben rediseñarla por completo. Funciona bien al momento de marcar y el audio es muy bueno
Good old Skype, continues to be very reliable!
pedrorodolfo on 5/19/2018
Nallely23 on 5/19/2018
It doesn’t let me send messages >:(
new update 👎🏻
Precious Moments/#! on 5/19/2018
there have always been some issues with sound and camera while using video call which is why i gave this app four stars instead of five. other than that i use it daily and it’s great. however, this new update is very annoying because i used to be able to tell easily who was texting and calling me based on their different profile colors but now i only see the color i’ve chosen for my own profile. i liked being able to see all of my friends’ different colors they’ve chosen because it made skype more fun and colorful and easier to use when texting. i hope you can resolve this issue in a future update.
bataeff on 5/18/2018
Skype user for years
Mike2485 on 5/18/2018
I love Skype, helps me keep in touch with my kids. I was surprised to see the reviews. I guess most people don't understand that a high speed internet connection is recommended for video. Also a fairly good device. If you don't receive calls it doesn't means it's the application. Could be internet, hardware, or user error. Thanks Skype! I get to see my kids everyday because of you. P.S. Stay free for the most part :) I don't mind ad's
Can’t sync with Desktop
Uvam Viewer on 5/18/2018
Impossible to sync phone account with Desktop now that M$ forces you to use Live accounts on phone. Worthless now I have multiple accounts and nobody can find me.
Absolutely the worst UX ever!
inazarv on 5/18/2018
I only write ratings for apps that are amazing or amazingly bad. Unfortunately this review is for the later reason. Congratulations Skype team, you created the most counter intuitive, convoluted iPhone application and I think you should get The Worst App Ever award. It looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into making of what was once simple, clean and useful app to make it horribly confusing. I was using your app almost daily before and now I avoid it like a plague.
Great App - But Needs Improvements
5@Nn1is@Wsm on 5/18/2018
This app allows me to make video calls, voice calls, direct to number voice calls, texts, etc. There is no other app that has all of these features at the moment. However, Skype fails on the basics: It needs text delivery and seen checks as WhatsApp has. This lack of a seemingly minor feature is actually quite frustrating. The highlights have to go. They are not relevant to users.
Very bad user interface!!!!!!
Max & Anna on 5/17/2018
Very bad user interface!!!!!! I can not find a lot of very basic button!
Needs improvement
Jackbth on 5/17/2018
Not user friendly. Difficult to find how to make a call and difficult to find your contacts.
Audio issues
jadynrae on 5/17/2018
Lately while I’ve been Skyping my friends, the audio will be fine when I first answer the call but after a while(it’s never the same exact amount of time) the audio cuts out and I can’t hear who I’m calling. If it’s video chat I can see them talking but hear no sound. This has happened for about two weeks now and I’ve been hoping for an update to fix it?? But it’s been going on for a while now and it’s starting to get irritating. It could be minutes and then I can’t hear anything or hours and then the audio will mess up. The image quality also could be a tad bit better! I have nothing against Skype i was just saying so that the company can improve the app, hope this helps.
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