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Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.12.1

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.12.1. In this release we’ve focused on call quality and accessibility improvements, in addition to incorporating your feedback and adding a new ‘Join Call’ button for group voice calls.

Latest improvements:

✓ Join group voice calls from your iPhone.

✓ Voice and video call quality improvements.

✓ Accessibility and dial pad improvements

✓ Get help by accessing FAQs from the app.

✓ Fixes for iOS 7, Skype Number call notifications, and video calls on iPhone 5S.

Supported Devices & Operating System:

Skype for iPhone version 4.12.1 supports: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Touch (5th generation)

Skype for iPad version 4.12.1 supports: iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini.

iOS 5.0 or later is required on all devices.

We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad applications from the Apple App Store. We’re always looking to improve your experience on Skype and pay close attention to your feedback.  To get the latest news and tips, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or join us in the Skype Community.

Known issues:

Category Description Workaround Device
iOS 7 After the device restarts, Skype doesn’t automatically start until the user has unlocked the device using the passcode User should unlock the device after restart which will automatically launch Skype
Notifications Notifications are not received on iOS device after logging in on a Windows or Mac client Check to see if Windows / Mac presence is set to Do Not Disturb
Credit Balance Credit balance doesn’t update after Skype credit purchase Restart the app and navigate to Profile to update balance
Audio No sound after calling a contact Restart the client
Audio Intermittent audio is played through Bluetooth headset Restart the call
Notifications Chat / call notifications do not always appear (i.e. if you after the call was ended by the remote side while the iOS app was in background) Restart the client

2 thoughts on “Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.12.1

  1. I have Skype on my ipad and have used it before but now it won’t open up can anyone tell me why

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