Install Skype for Android on Samsung Galaxy S5

Edited by Grimm, Leomar Umpad, Doug Collins, Eng

Hi you're, watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to install Skype on your Android phone. It doesn't matter what type of Android phone you have - whether it is a Samsung Galaxy or an HTC One, One Mate, Sony Xperia, or any of the following models available.

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Steps

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    What you will be going to do is to go to go to Google Play store
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    If you don't have Google Play store on your Home screen, you can just tap on your Apps button and you can scroll over until you can find the Google Play store.
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    You just tap on the Google Play store
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    That's going to open the Google Play store. What we're going to do is to tap the search button and what we're going to see is monster truck games and Nickelodeon games for my son.
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    Tap on Skype, S-K-Y-P-E, Skype
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    There we have it. It pops up as you see on the list - Skype free I'm and video calls. Let's click on that.
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    This is the official Skype page
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    You can scroll down and see these people. You can see that I'm VisiHow and we may, or we may not, rate the app. Currently, from what I can see, it's got some pretty low ratings. I have previously installed it a few days ago and I still have problems with it. I was not able to connect. I hope they would be able to fix that next time. Nevertheless, this article though is just about the installation.
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    What we are going to do is tap on INSTALL on time
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    It's going to give us a list of things that Skype needs access to
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    You can tap some of these, if you want, and it tells you what it's going to do. Identity, Device and app history - allows the app to view one or more of information about activity on the device, which apps are running, browsing history and bookmarks. There's no way to opt out of these so you have to click ACCEPT or you simply don't install the program.
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    Now you will see that Skype is installing and according to this it's a 20 megabyte application
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    You can see the little blue bar indicating that it's going. I have a notification here - on the top left of my phone as well.
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    I can just slide the notifications panel and it's going to tell me "Skype free I'm & video calls" is 61%, 64% and this gives me a general idea on how long I have to wait for this to come back up or for how long I'll have to finish
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    As soon as this finishes, you will see that it will start installing the application
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    The installation process, usually, takes much less than the download time unless you are on a really fast connection or pulling down speed over the latest 4G, for example. I should get a pop-up that Skype is installing. There we go, it's installing. This should be very fast to install. Once it's installed, this little arrow icon will change.
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    Now, we have "Skype has been successfully installed
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    I can tap it and that will take me back. Now, I have a shortcut for Skype created.
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    Here's our Skype opening, now I simply sign in
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    In order to sign in, I'm going to enter in my account name and my password and tap on Sign In.
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    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you install Skype on your Android phone
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    It does not matter what version of Android you are running and it doesn't matter who the phone manufacturer is - the process is essentially the same. Thank you for using VisiHow. We look forward to helping you with the installation of other applications and programs in future videos. Have a great day!
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Recent edits by: Doug Collins, Leomar Umpad, Grimm

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