I appreciate reading everyone's responses about this issue, because I thought it was only me. It's been a number of months of frustration, as my iPod Touch 4th gen no longer can use bluetooth with skype. I have IOS 5.1 and skype vers. 3.7.40. Apparently, despite skype upgrading their app, they have not addressed this problem.
New version 4.0 of skype for iOS and, unbelievably, the bluetooth problem has still not been fixed: just tested it and bluetooth only works the first time after starting up the app. From the second call onwards it's impossible to use bluetooth.
Just don't understand what these people are doing...
Same problem here. I just started a new string about this problem because I find it just as incredible as you that this problem hasn't been addressed.
I think maybe the noise has to be ratcheted up a bit for engineering to pay attention. If you Tweet, start spreading the word. I did so last night, and while I didn't get any RTs, we gotta start somewhere!
Bluetooth on Skype is still broken!!! (iPod Touch 4G, iOS 5.0.1) It used to work fine a few updates back. I use Plantronics M100, which works perfectly using Line2, but not on Skype. This is inexcusible. I guess Skype must have lost their only BT engineer.
Bluetooth is still broken in the newest release (4.0.1303.) Since it's obvious that no one from Skype engineering reads these posts, I've decided to raise the noise level and start tweeting about the problem using the address @Skype and hashtag #Skype. I'm commited to doing one tweet a day until someone at Skype finally focuses on fixing this basic functionality on the iPhone. You can follow me (or Skype) if you'd like @bocaboy.
If everyone here started tweeting this every day, it might be embarrassing enough that someone would actually look at the problem.
02-05-2012 18:36 - edited 02-05-2012 18:49
Good news! I was able to locate Skype version 3.5.117 from my backups and was able to reinstall it on my iPod Touch. BINGO! Bluetooth now works on Skype!!!
No reply from Skype. I've been tweeting every day about this issue to both @Skype and @skypesupport hoping to get some visibility in engineering. I agree it's pathetic that it's the only way to get their attention, but they have at least acknowledged on the hope page of the forums that they're trying to gather some information about Bluetooth problems.
Here's a link to the BT discussion initiated by Skype, not that anything is actually happening.
If you want to keep bugging engineering, please tweet a post, or retweet my daily post to see if we can't keep them focused on fixing this. I'm @bocaboy on Twitter.