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Skype Keep Auto-Closing After a Few Minutes of Inactivity

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Novel Adventurer


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (Android 4.0.4)


Skype app (version


Skype keeps closing after few minutes of inactivity or even quicker if I switch to another app or the home screen.

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The random sign out issue was fixed with the latest update to Skype 2.9:

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Novel Tourist
I'm having the same problem !
Device : LG Optimus One P500

Skype version

Novel Adventurer

my mobile phone is a sony xperia arc this problem only stared 2 days ago i have to reboot every hour or so annoying someone please help

Casual Adventurer

I've been having the same problem for about a week now. Skype auto-closes and when I restart it, it asks me either for the password or for both user name and password (both of which should be remembered automatically). The device is a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), Android 2.3.3.

Novel Adventurer

Yes, I have the same model as you, Samsung Galaxy II and Skype has been switching itself off about every 30-45 minutes. Its been doing it for about 4 days now. Its really frustrating.

Novel Adventurer
Same here in the last few days. Nexus S, android 4.0.4
Novel Tourist

I have the same problem, mine usually closes after an hour  


Device: LG Optimus S


Skype app version:

Novel Adventurer

Same here, no update or anything changed, just started happening on It's own.


Tried re-installing, re-booting etc but to no avail.

Novel Adventurer

Same problem, closes process when app is closed, requires restart app  and login again, can't receive calls unless actively using skype app


Droid X

Skype Version

System Version 4.5.621

Android Version 2.3.4

Novel Adventurer

I am also having the same problem on my HTC EVO 3D. It started doing it about 2 days ago. Every time, it closes after a while of inactivity and when I go to restart it I have to put my password back in.