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How do I answer calls

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Novel Adventurer


I receive calls from skype, but I've yet to work out how to answer them.

I can hear the skype ringing tone which goes on for about 60 seconds, then it stops.

I've been to every page in the skype application & also the phone app,

but I can't find the option to answer a call.

Does anyone have any ideas where this is?



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Novel Adventurer
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Novel Tourist

have the sam issue. I do not know how to answer calls.



Novel Adventurer

I installed skype on my HTC windows mobile 6.5

works great!

recommend ditch your android & find an old windows phone!

Novel Adventurer

I also have this same problem. I feel like an idiot -- how hard can it be to figure out how to answer a call?  But ever since I got a new computer with Windows 8, I can't use Skype -- at least no one can call me.  I can call out. Thank god I don't rely on Skype for anything important!

Novel Adventurer

That response (" I installed skype on my HTC windows mobile 6.5  works great!recommend ditch your android & find an old windows phone!" )    has absolutely nothing to do with this question thread.  Sounds like someone from the Skype marketing department who is completely clueless.  How about getting some real help?  A little thing they used to call "customer service" -- ?

Casual Tourist
สมัครskype แล้วและลงทะเบียนแล้วแต่ใช้งานไม่ได้อ่ะ โทรออกก้อไม่ได้ค้นหาเพื่อนก้อไม่เจอเพิ่มเพื่อนก้อไม่ได้มันเป็นอะไรหรอค่ะ
Casual Tourist

I am haveing the same problem here in Toronto Canada when anyone calls me I can not hear any rining or any noice at all I am just lucky if I see that they are there.  There for I miss a lot of overseas calls.  What can I do???

Honorary Adventurer


Hi Talonvan1,


I had a problem similar to yours with Skype 4.5.  Reverting to this more reliable older Skype version, resolved the problem for many of us with smart-phones.  Others, usually with tablets, reported that Skype, better suited their needs.  If you have a smart-phone, tap the link of the former Skype, or the latter if you have a tablet.  If your first choice does not meet your needs, the other would be worth trying. 


Before tapping the downloaded apk file to install the selected Skype, uninstall the current Skype, disable the Play Store “Auto-update apps” option, and enable the Android Settings (from) “Unknown sources” option.  Once installed, disable the “Unknown sources” option.  Be sure to try any future Skype release, indicated by a change of release date on the Google Play Store Skype “UPDATE” page.  If the new Skype is unsatisfactory, revert to the older Skype using the saved apk file. 


You can choose an even earlier Skype version if you feel that this would be beneficial.  To date. I have not experienced any security problems with any of the above web links.  Please be sure to post another reply to let me know how you go with the installation.  I should be able to help you if you encounter difficulties. 


If you have not already done so, you should create a good Android issue report here to help Skype improve future versions.  I am sure that a Private Message to Claudius, letting him know where your report is, would be a nice surprise, and really make his day :-) 


Regards, BGW.514


Novel Adventurer

This is my situation--I'm using Windows 8 on my computer, not a smart phone.  I can hear the ring, I see the options to answer plus a couple others, I click on answer and absolutely nothing happens--phone continues ringing.   I was able to call out--just can't answer when someone calls me.  Help!

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