Block and Unblock People in Skype with Microsoft Lumia 535
Edited by Thor, Rushell, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to block and unblock contacts when using the Skype application on a Microsoft Lumia 535.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the "power" button located on the right-hand side of the phone.
Once the phone is activated, you'll see the lock screen. Swipe the lock screen up, and this will take us to the home screen.
On the home screen, we need to find the Skype tile. There is a blue background, and in the middle there is the Skype logo, which is a white circle with a blue "S" inside. If the Skype tile has not been pinned to the home screen, swipe left and find it in the "Apps" menu.
Once you've located the Skype tile, press down on it to enter the application.
First, we need to find a contact, which we can do by swiping across the screen until we get to the "people" section. At the top it says, "people" in a darker blue text. On this screen are all of the contacts saved on this application.
In order to block a contact, we need to enter the contact's profile, so press down on either the profile photo or the contact name.
Now, we are in that contact's private profile.
We want to press the icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. There are three white dots in a row. This is the ellipsis. Pressing down on that will bring up some options.
Press down on the option at the bottom. It says "block contact" in white text.
It's going to bring up this message, "Block contact. Are you sure you want to block
Directly below that message is the option to "remove contact" as well. However, we don't want to do that in this video. We just want to demonstrate how to block and unblock a contact.
To block the contact, press "OK" on the left side in the darker blue bubble. Now, it's going to block that contact. If a contact is blocked, their profile photo will not be seen. In its place will be a black screen with a white or grayish circle inside with a line through it. The contact will still exist in the application. Their details will still be there, but they will not be able to contact you, and you will not be able to contact them.
To unblock a contact, press down on their icon.
This message will appear at the top of the screen, "
is blocked. Unblock this contact to call and chat?"
To continue, press the "OK" button in the dark blue bubble located just below the message on the left.
Now, the profile can be seen because the contact has been unblocked.
Go back by pressing the white arrow in the bottom left-hand corner.
We can now see the contact has been activated, and the profile photo has returned. There is also a green circle, which indicates they are online and are available to chat.
This concludes our tutorial on how to block and unblock contacts when using the Skype application on a Microsoft Lumia 535. If you have any questions or comments about this video or about the application itself, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
Video: Block and Unblock People in Skype with Microsoft Lumia 535
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Recent edits by: Rushell, Thor