Download and Setup Skype on an iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Sid Bedekar, Eng, Jen M and 1 other
Welcome to VisiHow ladies and gentlemen. You are about to learn how you can download and install Skype and get it setup on your iPhone 6.
Let us start off by pressing the lock screen button one time - right hand side of the phone.
Quick press opens up the lock screen.
From there, we are going to give a quick swipe across the phone.
This will open us up to your home screen.
In the event you are already on your phone, you are on one of these many other screens you could possibly have. There is a round button at the bottom center of your phone. This is known as the home button. Give it a quick press. It takes you back to the home screen.
What you are looking for is the blue App Store icon with a white "A" shaped architect's compass type thing in there.
You may not have it on your home screen. It might be on another screen in which case, just simply swipe back and forth across the phone. Give this icon a quick press. It will take you to the App Store.
Once you are in the App Store, you will be exposed to a world of juicy, delicious, wonderful goodness where any type of application you could possibly want is available.
For our purposes though, we are just looking for Skype today. Skype is what we are after. We are going to tap a search button down here at the bottom side of the phone. Quick tap on search.
You can see we have a list of trending searches.
We are not terribly concerned with that. We want to tap this gray search bar at the top.
Then we are going to enter in "Skype".
"S", okay and you see as soon as you enter in "S", the third most popular option is Skype. Quick tap on Skype.
We will be shown a number of different things.
We are looking only for Skype. In order to get Skype, give a quick tap on Skype for iPhone.
And now, you see that we have the full set of features here and this is in fact the original Skype.
I have already downloaded this in the past which is why I have a little cloud option here. You would have an Install option there if you did not have the cloud. Either way, you are going to give this a single tap.
One tap on that is going to start the download process.
You get the little spinning wheel right here then it turns into a box.
Once the spinning wheel has become a lovely little box, you will notice that there is a little tiny thing on the right hand side at the top right in the twelve o' clock - one o' clock position and it will slowly start building up as it fills up the load bar.
Once it is loaded, it will install and we are going to take a quick break.
Let this finish loading and then we will be right back to it. And we are back. You can see now that the application - Skype has installed. There is a little button here to press for open. You will also have an icon somewhere on one of your home screens. Any open space. Not the first screen of your phone but any of the other screens. Second, third, fourth however many screens you may have. The first available empty space is where this icon will appear. Since this is the first time you are going to be in this window, I am going to go ahead and tap on open so that you can open it from here.
When you open it, it is going to let you know that Skype would like to send you notifications.
Okay, that is fine. Fantastic. Thank you Skype, I love it very much.
Let us enter in our Skype name. My Skype name, as you may have guessed is hjbuell. I know it is crazy isn't it? Okay, so let us type that in.
And now, let us enter in my password which - sorry guys - I am going to do that off screen.
Switch over here and in we go. Quick sign in. Just tap the sign in button down here.
Signs you in with that nice little short password there.
Now Skype wants to get setup. So, this tells us that for the best Skype experience, we will need to have access to your microphone and camera. Great, I love it when my microphone and camera get used so let us go ahead and tap the button.
And Skype would like to access the microphone.
It is asking us if I am okay with that. Yes, sure, why not.
Skype would like to ask us the camera.
Am I okay with Skype accessing the camera? Yes. Let us tap okay.
Alright, here we go.
There is Mr. H. J. Buell. A picture of me and my lovely but sometimes crazy wife. And now, I am going to tap on get started. I could also change the picture if I wanted to and some days I do want to but today is not one of them so we are just going to tap "Get Started".
Now, you can see my recent, favorites, recent calls, messages and lot of other good stuff that will appear here.
I do not have any recent calls. I do not have any recent favorites and I do not have any recent messages because I haven't really used Skype that much recently.
So, we have got the key pad which you can tap at the bottom.
Opens up the key pad.
Currently, I am in Georgia, I can change that. You can tap over here on your contacts list to bring up the contacts.
You can tap cancel to cancel that.
You can tap this one "X" here when you want to go back okay?
You can tap on the message button here to message any of the people you might like to message.
You can tap on the "X" button again to go back.
You can tap on the little three dots here in the bottom menu.
You can add people, you can mark all messages as read, you can get help and you can sign out or you can cancel if you do not want to do any of that.
So here, I have my recent.
I can go over to favorites by swiping. I can go over to people by swiping, I can go over to recent by swiping then it takes me right back to favorites.
This has been optimized for the iPhone 6 to allow for the swiping, touching and all the other fun that goes with it.
This is because the iPhone does not have a Back button. Android phones all have a back button so when you press the back button Android, you get the same effect. Back - back - back but on an iPhone, you do not have that. You are much more touch and much more intuitive in my personal opinion. So, this concludes our tutorial on how to download, install and get setup and logged into your Skype account. If you have additional questions or comments, then please let us know in the section below. Thanks and have a great day.
Video: Download and Setup Skype on an iPhone 6
Communications & Education | IPhone
Recent edits by: Jen M, Eng, Sid Bedekar