How to Setup Skype on iPad

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to setup Skype on an iPad which can be a great way to make affordable calls from the device.


Step # 1 – Getting the App

Before you start with the app on the device you are going to need to install it from the App Store. You can easily find it in the store by searching for Skype, the app you are interested in is called “Skype for iPad”. Install this just as you would any other app. As you can see here it is already installed, so we just need to touch the “Open” button.

The application you need in the App Store


Step # 2 – Creating an Account

Assuming this will be the first time you have opened the app you will be prompter to log in. If you have Skype credentials already you will need to log in with these, but if you do not you will need to touch the “New to Skype?” option at the bottom. Touch “I agree” on the next page. You will then be able to enter details of the account that you are creating, go through these and when you are done touch “Create Account”.

The create account option in the Skype app


Step # 3 – Logging in and Making a Call

After a moment of loading the account will be created and you will sign in. A popup might appear informing you about Skype and how it can be used to make free calls, simply touch “Done”. You will now be in Skype and you are able to add contacts to talk to by touching the “plus” button at the top right of the program. For now, let’s make a quick test call to make sure that it works. Touch “Skype Test Call” and a window will appear, click “Voice Call” and the number will be dialed, touch the red button when you are done with the call and you now know how to setup Skype on an iPad.

Making a call to make sure it works