Create Skype Account on HTC One M8
Thor, Rushell, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to create a Skype account on an HTC One M8.
To begin, we should press down on the Power button located on the top of the phone
Then swipe the lock screen up to get to the home screen
At the bottom there are several icons, and it is one of these icons that we need to access in order to open up the "Applications" folder.
To do that, we can use the icon located at the bottom of the home screen and in the middle
It is a grid made up of white dots.
Press down on this icon, and that will open up the "Apps" folder
We now need to find the "Skype" icon
It is a white "S" on a blue bubble. It says "Skype" underneath.
Press down on the "Skype" icon, and it will open the "Skype" application
Once the application is loaded, we will see a bar at the bottom that says "Create account"
Press down on that section.
At the bottom of the screen is an option with a check box on the left
This says, "Tell me about new Skype offers and features." If we don't want to receive these offers and features, press down on the box until the check disappears. If we do want to receive them, leave the check.
Now, we'll press down on the word "Continue" in the darker blue bar
This will bring up a form for us to fill out
Press down on a section, and a keyboard will appear
We'll type in our name on the top line
The second line is "Skype Name"
Press down on that.
Now, let's type in our Skype name
Press down on the "Password" line to enter a password
Use a finger to scroll down on the screen to get to the section where it says "Repeat password"
Then we'll type the same password in again
Make sure it's exactly the same.
The last line is the email address we'll want to include
Type in an email address.
Once the form is complete, press down on the blue circle with the arrow inside
If the form does not submit, there might be a problem, such as this one with our passcode
There is a small dark blue circle with an exclamation mark. That means there's a problem with the password.
If we press down on the exclamation mark, and we can see it says, "Password must contain at least 1 letter and 1 number"
We'll add a number "9" to our password
Be sure to do that on the Repeat Password line as well
Then we can press down on the blue circle with the white arrow at the bottom of the form
It says, "Creating account"
A "Skype Name" screen appears
It says "Hmm...The Skype name you've entered is already taken. Select a suggestion below or go back to enter a new one."
We can go back using the white arrow at the top left-hand corner of the screen to choose a completely different Skype name
Alternatively, we can choose one of the suggested names, which is the original name we had, followed by some numbers
We're going to choose the second option
Press down on the name to select it, and it will change the name for us
We can also change it manually by pressing down on the name until the keyboard appears
Then we can edit it if we want.
If we're happy, we can press down again on the blue circle icon with a white arrow at the bottom
Now, it's going to create the account for us
Next, the screen says, "Checking your account..." It may take a couple of seconds for it to load
Now, it's going to ask us to "Add your friends to Skype"
"We can check your address book for people you know on Skype. You'll be able to call and chat with them for free on Skype. Learn more."
To add someone, press down on "Add friends" in the blue bar at the bottom
We can add our phone number, and then it will verify our number, as it says
Press down on the section where it says, "Add phone number"
That will allow the keypad to appear.
Type in the phone number, and make sure it is correct
Once we've done that, we can press down on the blue circle with the white arrow to proceed
It says, "Verifying your number..."
Then a screen appears that states, "We sent you a code via SMS
Just enter it below."
Swipe down from the top of the screen to bring down the Notification panel
This will show us the SMS message with the verification code from Skype
That code has also been entered already on the line in Skype
We can check to be sure it is the same number by looking at the SMS message. It is the same number, and it has been entered for us.
Therefore, we can press down on the blue circle with the white arrow again
Now, we can see a big high-five emoticon, and it says "Verified"
Now, it is going to search Skype
If it finds anyone we know, it is going to add them to our contacts list.
We are now in the Skype application, and we have successfully created a Skype account
This concludes our tutorial on how to create a Skype account on an HTC One M8
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