By Gary Mazo Thursday, Mar 22, at 9: The new iPad is really an amazing communication tool. In addition to all the regulars; email, iMessage and FaceTime , the iPad also works with Skype.
In fact, most of the great features we love about Skype on our Windows or Mac PCs work great on the iPad. To do so, follow these steps:. You should not have to enter this log in information again; it is saved in Skype.
The next time you touch Skype, it will automatically log you in. Once you have logged into the Skype app, you will want to start communicating with people. To do so, you will have to find them and add then to your Skype contacts list:. So far you have created your account and added your contacts. If you choose No Camera, Skype will still work, but you will just have a voice call without any video image.
Touch the small picture of yourself your contact image in the top left hand corner to access the My Info section of Skype. Recent calls or chats are usually listed with the contacts icons along the left-hand margin of the Skype screen. Below those icons is the History icon. Touch this to see your recent Skype history. Skype keeps a history of your Skype IM discussions and call logs which is very useful in order to retrieve potentially important information. Skype-to-Skype calls are free. However, if you want to call people on their landlines or mobile phones from Skype, then you will need to purchase Skype Credits or purchase a monthly subscription plan.
This can be done on the Skype web site from the Safari app or from your Mac or PC. In addition to making phone calls, you can also chat via text with other Skype users from your iPad. Starting a chat is very similar to starting a call; follow these steps to do so:. Are you using Skype of your iPad?
How is it working for you? Let us know in this forum thread. I can see at least one person in these images who should have selected the "no camera" option on this occasion. Why does Rene always look so disheveled? Almost like a creepy basement tech guy. LOL just having fun: Please tell me how to select witch phone number to call when a contact on my ipad has more then one phone number Skype seems to select the top number for each of my contacts in address book and does not let me chose an other You guys are such jerks.
I'd been awake for 36 hours doing iPad 3 coverage and Gary called me without warning.
Like any blogger or Battlestar crewman, I did my frakken job and helped him get his video. Also, yes, that's what I look like without makeup. Rene help me out whee did you get that split keyboard That picture of Rene is iconic of why we don't Skype or Facetime each other all the time, and why we usually at least I do SMS first and give a heads up about the call.
Troubleshooting problems with Skype calls
Rene, I Down loaded Skype onto my iPad using wifi connection yeah, I tried calling my sisters laptop it wouldn't go through? Is it because I need to purchase Skype credits? Janet, I do not believe you would need to purchase credits to use Skype-to-Skype, that's a free service. The only time Skype needs credits is for Skype-to-phone service. Perhaps your sister didn't have Skype running on her laptop at the time you had rang her Skype. Both Skype accounts need to be running to establish a call.
Either that, or there is a settings issue involved. Thank you for another great article. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect approach of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such information.
Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in truth was a entertainment account it. Look advanced to more delivered agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate? It's the second time when i've seen your site. I can see a lot of hard work has gone in to it. I assume they are false ID's sent by some jerk who wants me to respond. How can I block such contacts, as I receive per day. You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation but I to find this matter to be really something which I feel I would by no means understand.
It sort of feels too complex and extremely wide for me. I'm having a look ahead for your next put up, I'll attempt to get the dangle of it! I try to use my front camera for Skype video, it comes up for just a second then disappears, I can't even see my other party although we are having a video call. I can't make video calls with my ipad mini. Whenever I try I can just hear the voice but can't view the person bt I can see myself on the screen. I also did some lessons with a native speaker from http: Really helpful information for any new comers to Skype, It does take a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it it's really easy, my grandparents started using Skype for the Video call function and they used; http: Skip to main content.
Menu Order New iPad Pro New iMac New MacBook Pro Shop: How to use Skype to make voice and video calls, and chat on your new iPad By Gary Mazo Thursday, Mar 22, at 9: To do so, follow these steps: Type your Skype Name and Password.
Finding and Adding Skype Contacts Once you have logged into the Skype app, you will want to start communicating with people. To do so, you will have to find them and add then to your Skype contacts list: Check the picture to make sure you have the right individual Touch Add Contact at the top.
Adjust the invitation message appropriately. Touch the Send button to send this person an invitation to become one of your Skype contacts. Repeat the procedure to add more contacts. When you are done, touch the Back key at the top or the Skype Directory key if you are not already in your Skype group. Touch the appropriate Contacts group from the Lists screen to see all the newly added contacts. Newly invited contacts will show up as Pending until they accept the invitation, then you will see them as a regular contact.
How to make Skype calls on your iPad So far you have created your account and added your contacts.
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Touch the Lists button. Touch a Contact Group to see your contacts. Touch the contact name you wish to call Touch the Video Call or Voice Call button. Making any other kind of call requires that you pay for it with Skype Credits. Using the My Info tab Touch the small picture of yourself your contact image in the top left hand corner to access the My Info section of Skype.
From this section you can: Change your Status View your profile Set your Call Forwarding options. How to buy Skype credits or a monthly subscription Skype-to-Skype calls are free. How to IM with Skype chat In addition to making phone calls, you can also chat via text with other Skype users from your iPad.
Starting a chat is very similar to starting a call; follow these steps to do so: Touch the Lists icon along the left-hand margin. Touch the name of the contact with whom you want to IM. Touch the IM button. Type your chat text and press the Send button. Your IM will appear at the top of the screen. Skype for iPad supports: Instant messaging Skype-to-Skype calling Calling phones and mobiles Receiving Skype calls and calls to Online Numbers Sharing screens Participating in conference calls Skype SMS Call forwarding Contact list filtering via groups Voicemail Bluetooth devices Group video chat and sending files are not supported on Skype for iPad.
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