09-05-2012 04:54 - edited 21-05-2012 18:29
UPDATE: Skype V.4.0.1325 has been released on the iTunes App Storeon Monday May 22nd 2012. Please update your Skype App before reporting any internet or error issues. Thank you.
Temp. Solutions to the Skype Account DB IO ERROR bug that may appear on select iOS devices.
We all know how annoying it is when bugs and errors get in the way of our daily activities, especially when we are trying to Skype our friends and loved ones from a mobile device. Below are some simple solutions to the error mentioned above.
Please not that is NOT a perminant fix for this bug. It may accur again under certain conditions I have yet to determine; however, it does not appear to show up as frequently as others when they are deleting the app and reinstalling.
1.) Skype account DB IO ERROR screenshot: http://db.tt/T1eb8KQO
2.) Force quit any app to resolve issues screenshot: http://db.tt/XBPpEKmV
Tip 1: force quit Skype app
1.) begin by launching the Skype app. Try to sign in to get the error to pop up.
2.) now hold down the power button until the "slide to turn off" screen appears.
3.) letting go of the power button, begin holding down the Home button for at least ten seconds or until you are returned to your home screen.
4.) begin launching the Skype app and try to sign in again. You should have success.
This method is the fastest and the error shows up the least after doing this.
Tip 2: Hard Boot iPad Device
1.) begin by holding down the home and power buttons at the same time for at least ten seconds, ignoring the "slide to turn off" screen.
2.) The iPad will then begin to do its hard boot process. This should take no less then 3-7 minutes.
3.) Begin launching the Skype app and sign in. You should have success.
This method is not the best but it works for any app that is having issues with your current device.
Tip 3: Remove and Re-install Skype App
1.) press and hold down onto the Skype app until they begin to shake.
2.) letting go of the app, click on the plus/cross red button on the upper left of the Skype app to remove the app.
3.) confirm the app removal.
4.) redownload the latest version on Skype from the iTunes app store.
5.) launch the Skype app and then try to sign in with your user ID and Password. You should have success.
This method is the least suggested for anyone as I have seen numerous complaints that the error continues to pop up.
Please use the first method provided as it is the best on available at the time of this posting. Thank you and continue on Skyping with your friends and loved ones!
Caltosy, Skype ID