Tagged Questions

Skype is an app that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. The service within the Skype network is free.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
10 views

Skype spawns a process called VideoMonitor that's running after signing out from Skype. What is it and why is it there?

Skype version 5 on KitKat. It's concerning, given the company's track record of lack of respect for privacy. I'm not suggesting it's taking pictures, but it could be some additional tracking of ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Change pre-installed Skype.apk with a newer on on a Rooted device

Manipulation made with Device : Rooted and Remounted the system. Removed old Skype version 4.0.xxxx (it is obsolete and can't connect even with internet connection). Deleted old APK and put another ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

how to stop auto login on Skype for Android

Please help me to stop auto login in Skype. There is an account that is always login again and again, although I chose to logout and sign in with another Skype name. I tried on ...
0
votes
1answer
212 views

How to login in Skype via Facebook?

I have a skype account that I created via Facebook login and can use it on my PC or Mac just fine. Now I want to use Skype on Android and have installed the official app. Yet the app lacks an option ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Echo when using earphones and VOIP

Im using a Huawei Ascend G6, which uses EmotionUI 2.0 lite over android 4.3. And whenever i use my earphones the callee gets a horrible echo. This only happens over VOIP and with earphones. Other ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

Prevent Skype from vibrating/beeping the phone when I'm chatting on the computer

I have Skype on my Android phone, and I'm logged into the same account from both the phone and my PC, but it's annoying that when I'm chatting from my PC, the phone constantly vibrates and beeps with ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Skype showing me as online - after stopping app and even after device shutdown?

Scenario A: start Skype do some other work shut down the Android device Problem: My contacts are still seeing me as being "online". Strangely enough there seems to be no heartbeat feature ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

How to shut down Skype [duplicate]

First off, I know this question has already been asked three times, but since I can't comment (don't have enough points), I'll just create a new post! So, none of the workarounds mentioned in the ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

How to setup an Android tablet for use by an older person

I consider myself fairly competent with tech, but I am more of an Apple guy so I had very limited exposure to Android, so far, and my problem is that I want to set up an Android tablet (Acer Iconia ...
0
votes
0answers
298 views

Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

How to stop Skype starting on my Android phone when someone calls me on Skype and I answer on my PC

Whenever I answer a Skype call on my PC, my Android phone opens the Skype app (and starts using cellular data if it is not within wifi area). How do I prevent this occurring, since I do NOT wish ...
0
votes
0answers
222 views

Skype cutting out on Samsung Galaxy Ace III

I've had my phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace III) for around 3 weeks now. Ever since I received it I instantly installed Skype and for some reason, when ever I'm calling any of my friends their voices cut ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I remove/hide the Skype Status notification?

Skype, like many applications, uses a persistent notification to keep from getting killed by the process manager. Usually, I would just hide this notification by going to the app's "App Info" screen ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

Start Skype voice call from addressbook in ICS

I have ICS and Skype 4.4. Some of the contacts in my Android addressbook have a "Chat" contact of type "Skype". When I have Skype open, is there a way to start a voice call to this Skype contact ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to stop Skype from starting automatically? [duplicate]

I close the Skype app in my Android phone (samsung s3 mini) If Skype is open on my pc and I receive a call it also starts automacically in my phone without my input! How can I avoid such a strange ...
0
votes
0answers
329 views

Skype and Samsung Galaxy S3 Messaging stopping working

I am totally new to Android Enthusiasts so I apologise if this question has already been answered. I recently downloaded Skype for Android on my Galaxy S3. However, I found that my Samsung Messaging ...
1
vote
0answers
136 views

Loudspeaker on HTC One does not work while using Skype

I have an HTC One and I have Skype installed on it. I tried calling another Skype user who has a Samsung Galaxy S3, and chatting to her on Skype works fine, but while on a call the HTC switches its ...
0
votes
2answers
710 views

How to remove other apps icons (like Skype or WhatsApp) from contact and phone app?

I would like to keep Skype Mobile installed but get rid of its icons from contacts AND/OR from being asked whether I want to make a call to the contact through Skype or other similarly annoying ...
0
votes
2answers
238 views

Transparent Call Proxy

I was wondering if it would be possible to transparently route some calls over VOIP as opposed to the cell radio. My wife has terrible signal issues with her Galaxy S3. Verizon is no help and before ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

How to delete Skype history?

How to delete Skype history? I saw two methods declared: (1) delete Skype application data and/or (2) reinstall Skype. But both methods are compromised by an idea and saying, that Skype history is ...
1
vote
0answers
138 views

Using Skype option for making calls

Previously my dialer would give me the option of making the call through Skype, or my network. This for some reason has disappeared. It did give me the option when I send a text (of going through ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

samsung s4 has suddenly started calling through Skype instead of the local network

My samsung s4 has suddenly started calling through Skype instead of the local network. I have not set any defaults. I have also uninstalled skype, it still goes through skype, then stops then I have ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How to change language in Skype

I installed Skype on my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and need change default English language. How to change Skype Tablet interface language from English to other (French, for example)?
2
votes
0answers
333 views

Calling address book contacts in Skype 4

I've just updated to the new Skype 4 on my Nexus 4. I regularly use Skype to call numbers saved in my phone's address book contacts, but can't find where to do this in the new version. The previous ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Regular voice calls stopped working, was earlier. Maybe Skype related. Android 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0.3. The problem: It was working fine until today, for both voice calls and Internet use, as well as for Skype calls. (I had installed Skype for Android ...
7
votes
3answers
583 views

How to automatically use SKYPE when calling international number?

I'd like to program my phone such that if I call an international number it'd automatically use skype (or ask me to connect to skype if not connected), and if I call within the US it'd just use my ...
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Using the same Skype number on computer and phone

I have a Skype account on my computer. I have a need to have the same number on my cell phone. What do I need to do?
6
votes
2answers
6k views

imo Messenger can't do Skype IM anymore, any alternatives?

I used imo messenger to chat (instant messages) with my Skype contacts, but this feature is now unavailable. The real Skype client sucks my battery dry in no time. Any recommendations for further ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to save Facebook and Skype information to Google contacts?

I've looked around this site and in spite of what I read I can't figure out the following: How do I save my merged contact information into a Google contact? For instance, I have a friend F who has ...
2
votes
0answers
287 views

Skype Android use headset but record sound from phone's microphone

Environment: Skype on Android 4.1 Hardware: Galaxy S2 + earplugs without microphone Is it possible to use phone's built-in microphone while using earplugs during a skype call?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

I can't get call options such as Viber or Skype

I've chosen 'direct call' as my default calling option by accident. When I'm calling someone I want to be asked which application I want to choose (Dialer/Viber/Skype). When I go to ...
0
votes
1answer
555 views

Where to upload video files? to have online video albums? To share them for WhatsAPP apps

I am having lot of Video files which are my personal to give to my girl friend. My girl friend personal video files are also to send to me. Now both together, i want to keep them as Album, Which i ...
2
votes
1answer
508 views

Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an “Application not found”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
3
votes
0answers
363 views

What kind of hardware is needed to run Skype well?

I have been asked to choose a cheap tablet to buy for Skype video calling. The person who will use it isn't going to do anything fancy else, just videocalling her daughter at evening. I have seen ...
2
votes
0answers
884 views

Can I Call simultaneously from Skype from my device and pc?

I have installed Skype on both my device and my PC. Is it possible to call or accept call from both.For example I want to talk from my phone and at the same time watch the same video call from my PC. ...
2
votes
1answer
685 views

Disabling skype messaging sound on Nexus 7

It seems you can turn off all notifications and alerts, but I like getting text notifications. The spammy sound that comes by default is most certainly annoying, and there doesn't seem to be any ...
2
votes
0answers
290 views

Skype does not use the proximity sensor

Skype does not use the proximity sensor, i.e. when I hold the phone to my ear the screen stays on and most annoyingly still responds to touch input. What may be the cause? The sensor works fine for ...
2
votes
0answers
421 views

Adding Contacts From Skype [closed]

Here is what I want to do: In skype I have contacts: A,B,C In android I use phone memory populated with google contacts: C,D,E My goal is to display in my contact list users C,D,E with option to call ...
2
votes
3answers
491 views

How can I close Skype so that it stops running?

I installed Skype on my wife's phone (HTC Desire), played a bit with it and then exited using the back button as suggested in other question. I can still see her account saying she is logged-in ...
4
votes
2answers
14k views

Can I record a Skype call (audio and voice) using a Samsung Galaxy S3?

I've tried using various call recording apps, and standard voice recording, but none do the job. I need to record both sides of a Skype call made on my Android phone. Unfortunately time is short and ...
7
votes
1answer
395 views

How to make “poor man's roaming” by proxying cell calls to SIP or Skype?

What applications should I use to make the Android device to forward calls from cell network to SIP or Skype and back? One device ("Home") is expected to be left at home, serving as proxy; other ...
1
vote
2answers
672 views

Skype randomly crashes on Android 2.1update1

After upgrading to Skype 2.8.0.920... it randomly crashes (I mean just Skype... I just suddenly hear that Skype is logging out..randomly, AFAIK it crashes..)... BUT WHY?? I can revert to an older ...
3
votes
0answers
588 views

Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

Call from Skype with front speaker

My phone has two speakers, one in front that is used during normal call, and one in the back (the "loudspeaker") that is used to play music and in hands-free mode. When I'm using Skype for Android, it ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it possible to have Skype for Android automatically answer calls?

I have this working well for the Skype client on Ubuntu Linux, but I don't see any option to do this in the Android client. I would like to configure the Skype client for Android to automatically ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

need to install gtalk on my HCL X1 tab and also Skype

My tab uses 2.3.3 android version and I need to install Gtalk and Skype. As I read thro threads only after 2.3.4 gtalk is available. But any methods available for Gtalk on 2.3.3? also on skype Please ...
1
vote
0answers
235 views

Synchronizing skype contacts with android

I installed skype on my android 2.3 samsung galaxy and all skype contacts were added to pnone contacts. Later in PC while using skype I renamed some of skype contacts and removed few of them. After ...
2
votes
1answer
683 views

How can I install Skype on my Acme tablet?

I have Acme 7" tablet. How can I install Skype on it? When I go to the Skype for Android site it seems to allow installation for mobiles only. Also, when I go to the Android Market and sign in with ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

Will I be able to make video calls over Skype with ACME Tablet TB01?

I want to buy ACME Tablet TB01 and I want to know if it will allow to speak over Skype using both front or back camera. Can I make video calls?