- BT device does not work at all because Handsfree (HFP) profile is not supported by both
The BT and iOS devices must BOTH support Handsfree profile to be able to feed mic input to Skype (or any other iOS app). Whether your Apple device can do this is listed here: iOS: Supported Bluetooth profiles and about the handset, see its technical specification. (Non-technically: You have a bluetooth device that works for normal calls via cell phone and you are trying to make Skype calls using iPad 1st gen, or older iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd gen).)
- BT device only works for audio output (you hear them, but mic does not work)
Case when both your BT and Apple device support A2DP profile
- Both devices support Bluetooth Handsfree profile and only first call works. That's the case we are all ranting about. In this case, the BT device can be used to make cell calls and works flawlessly with many other applications, but due to bug in Skype (presumably) it only works with Skype for the first call. And this is on for like seven months, tens of people are reporting and Skype does not pay any attention.
When using the bluetooth apple keyboard with an iPad or iPhone, pressing the "enter" key does not send the instant message.
i recently upgraded skype on my iphone 5 from version 4.1 to 4.2 and i found out my logitech h800 bluetooth headset is not working.i paired it properly and it says connected but when i try to call the ringing and sound comes out of the phone and i only hear sound from the headset when i hang up the call.Moreover the button where you can select voice device from phone-speaker and wireless is disabled.
From a "cold" start, the Plantronics headset will connect successfully with Skype in order to make a call. After that, it will not. Bluetooth shows in the audio options list when touching the icon, but it can't be chosen.
There are two workarounds. The first—and most successful—is to force quit Skype and relaunch it. The second, which works most but not all of the time is to choose Speakerphone from the audio sources, then try and switch back to Bluetooth.
It should be noted that my Bluetooth headset works perfectly, every time, when I use AT&T for a call. I'm a Skype subscriber, and use the service to control my AT&T usage when I know I'll be on a long call. My Bluetooth headset is essential to me in order to allow me the freedom to continue working or moving about during the call.
This feature was working at one time, but has been broken for the last three releases. It needs to be fixed with the next release of iOS.
I'm using an iPhone 4 running iOS v5.1.1 and Skype 4.0.1325. My headset is a Plantronics Pro +.
I'm having trouble with bluetooth headphones ans skype. I upgraded to the latest version of skype in a 4gn ipod touch (iOS 5.1.1 (9B206)).
I tried with two BT headphones: one is an original Motorola S9 and the other one is a "unoficial" dealextreme S9 headset. Both have the same problem.
I can use both normally to hear music, and all the buttons works normally. So they are paired and in use normally.
When I start a call in skype (echo service, for example) it shows both options (internal speakerphone and BT headset), but it always sets to the internal speaker. It changes the middle icon to the internal speaker, no matter how much I click to change to the BT headset.
I works well with the internal speaker, but I want to use with the headset!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
I have used several different BT headsets with Skype, Jabra, others. They all paired. I could hear/speak. The quality of the speak is 100% dependent on the bandwidth on my Wi-Fi. That 2 BIGGEST issues I have are:
1) The BT connection is not consistent, meaning, sometimes I can use it, sometimes I can't. Even though Skype lists my BT as an option to choose from, as well as the handset, many times I cannot get Skype to switch to the BT device.
2) If an AT&T call comes in, Skype is interrupted and the caller is put on hold. I realize that this is not a BT specific issue. That said, it makes my using my iPhone with Skype virtually impossible.
Hope this information is helpful!
When I first start the Skype app on iPad 2nd gen, IOS 5.1.1 and make a call to say echo123 sometimes the first call starts with speaker then after a 1-2 seconds switches to bluetooth for rest of call and I can alternate between Bluetooth/speaker using icon. Subsequent calls the bluetooth doesn't work
This is really annoying. I'm using Samsung WEP 490 and works for everything else on ipad just fine (except skype)
I have the same problem with iphone 2, IOS 5.1.1. same WEP 490. First call, ok, then BT doesn't work. Everything else with BT works fine, including calls using AT&T. It is very annoying not to be able to use skype hands free and I think the company is not paying attention to this issue.
Disappointing, especially since I'm a paying customer
When Skype for iPhone 3.5 was released last fall, I reported on a successfull Skype for iPhone call (between Canada and England) using the Bluetooth connection between my iPhone 4 and a Volvo audio system. It was totally hands-free (required to be legal in Ontario) and the voice quality was excellent.
FWIW, in terms of a success example.
The post was on Voice On The Web; this editor, while having a hyperlink icon, does not appear to allow hyperlinks. Search under voiceontheweb.biz/tag/skype-for-iphone for the post about Skype for iPhone 3.5.
Just purchased a Native Union Curve Bt after seeing that you sell the corded version direct from the Skype Shop.
I can report that while it pairs ok, the pick up to answer call doesn't work, the call answer button doesn't work and their is no audio sent or received.
Basically Skype doesn't recognise it at all and I am just about to return it. Pity, the iPad with a BT handset was going to replace my landline phone.
I recently upgraded skype on my Ipad to version 4.2.2601 and i found out my Motorola bluetooth headset is not working. It used to work perfectly with the previous version of Skype. I paired it properly and it says connected but when i try to call the ringing and sound comes out of the Ipad and i only hear sound from the headset when i hang up the call. I do can use my headset with bluetooth for other applications in my Ipad (music) and They also operate well with bluetooth when I make a test call to the skype test robot (echo123) to test sound and voice reception. but not when I am having a regular conference call
I tried to used skype with a Bluetooth Wideband Hands-free system. It works but actually not in wideband quality... I am using an Iphone4S with last IOS version, and last Skype version.
The Hands-free system is wideband compatible (Wideband speech quality with Facetime). When using skype, the Iphone seems to send speech by Wideband speech Bluetooth codec, but without any content in the [4000Hz 8000Hz] frequencies... It's as if Skype says to the Iphone: Ok I am wideband so open a Wideband Bluetooth connection so the Iphone does it, and finally Skype sends speech sampled at 16kHz but without any content in the [4000Hz 8000Hz] frequencies...
Hi, I have been getting quite annoyed with skype because I have been getting constant calls from "skype test system" which isn't actually a test system. So my solution is there needs to be an update where you can't contact people who haven't accepted your request.
Another update is that on the ipad app I can't read a full status whereas on the iphone app you can. Can you please make an ipad skype update for these issues?
I paired a bluetooth device (Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR) with my new iPad (third generation) and then I opened my skype account on the new iPad. While I make calls from my Ipad the bluetooth headset works perfectly (I can hear and speak and be heard and listened to the other person through the bluetooth headset). The issue is when a call is coming because the bluetooth does not ring as expected, the Ipad rings instead. So what I am wondering is if Skype App for iPad supports ringing option over bluetooth. If the answer is positive please let me know which Bluetooth headset works.
Thank You Very Much For Your Help.