How can I make Skype’s Windows Mobile app receive calls even when it is running in background?

DrSunil Vaswani May 14, 2013
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Even though Skype on Windows Mobile is signed in it does not receive calls unless it is switched on and put in the foreground. There are no settings for this from what I have seen, so is it possible to enable the Skype Windows Mobile app to receive calls even when it is not running in the foreground?

  1. ha14
    May 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

    you have to open it in order to receive calls
    Can someone call you on Skype on iPad when app is not open?
    http://www.webanswers.com/technology-computers/internet/can-someone-call-you-on-skype-on-ipad-when-app-is-not-open-00ef89

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

      He has already mentioned that the open is not open in the foreground, so it is open and running in the background. That is how exactly it happens in Sndroid and I can receive pms and call, which shows up in notification to take necessary action.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 15, 2013 at 4:22 am

      It received call even when in background but directly audio answer. How to answer in video as option for video answer not shown

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 15, 2013 at 4:23 am

      In Nokia Lumia 720 settings - sweep - Applications menu it shows apps which can run in background and cannot be stopped. Skype was inclusive in the said list

    • ha14
      May 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

      you do not get any option like Answer with video or audio only

      Calling someone who's on Skype (Windows Phone 8)
      https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12181/making-a-video-call-windows-phone-8?frompage=search&q=reply+video+skype&fromSearchFirstPage=false
      When you receive a call, you’ll see an incoming call notification screen. Simply tap answer. To reject the call, tap ignore.

      Making a video call (Windows Phone 8)
      https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12181/making-a-video-call-windows-phone-8

      How do I turn off Skype toast notifications on Windows Phone 8?
      https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12207/how-do-i-turn-off-skype-toast-notifications-on-windows-phone-8

    • Tim Brookes
      May 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      The original text didn't mention video, and also was referring to Windows Mobile - please be aware that Windows Phone and Windows Mobile are two very different platforms with years between them.

      I suggest you answer the call with audio and then switch to a video call if possible. If it's not possible it's because Skype hasn't been updated to support that side of things yet. Seeing as Microsoft now own Skype I'm sure there will be an update or two on the horizon.

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 14, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Never used a Windows Phone, using Android. In Android, Skype do receive pm and calls if running on background. So I would not be too useful here, maybe a Windows Phone user can help you.

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