I’m not going to waste my time writing a lengthy review for this app when you can read all of the other negative reviews that hit the nail on the head. Use it if you have to, don’t bother if you can avoid it.
Skype App is totally unusable 1/5
By nc stoney
I’ve been an iPhone user for about 5yrs now and this has been the worst app I’ve ever installed.
I try to use this for remotely connecting to my Outlook Skype Meetings for work while on the road. It constantly disconnects the calls whether connected to cellular and WiFi, just on cellular, or just WiFi.
Even when stationary with a strong cellular and WiFi connection in my home office it cannot stay connected longer then ~10mins.
My iOS is latest and greatest and updating the app doesn’t help either.
Don’t waste your time with this app.
Works reasonably well 4/5
Overall good experience, but there have been times when call quality is really really bad, even with good wifi bandwidth or full 4G Signal.
Also background noise from some callers can really interfere with the experience. Algorithmic noise filtering would be a nice plus.
Sometime the App crashes, but recently this has been less and less
Buggy on basic features after all these years 1/5
By Uninstall now
1. All my missed chats show time stamp of when I open Skype not the time of when people actually sent me the message. What is the Skype Product Manager thinking?!
2. Mobile app only show partial message, if the message is a little longer. Why do I need this app then?
3. If I have skype mobile n desktop both open, my messages were always undelivered. Go figure whatever MSFT is going with this crap app.
So far, it’s a piece of junk to me.
Can’t log in 1/5
The new update does not allow me log in anymore, keeps saying check credentials and try again.
Not sure if it works 2/5
Doesn’t really seem to work properly. If I receive a message at my computer sometimes the message doesn’t show up on the mobile app until hours later.
Disconnects frequently 1/5
I’ve been using this on several iPhones for years and it’s still plagued by the same issues:
It frequently disconnects in my WiFi and elsewhere with a strong connection that works flawlessly for everything else, including competing conferencing tools and video games.
It also often greys out the mute button, with no way of muting or un-muting yourself.
Lastly, once it disconnects, I usually have to close and re open the app or it will not allow me to join conferences.
Fix it or Kill it 1/5
Overall Poor product that too when user base is enterprise level...so many issues.
Useless if you ever lock your phone 1/5
Every time I unlock my phone, this garbage app has to reconnect, making it useless 99% of the time.
Issue with login 1/5
By Suresh Bosukonda
After recent update, my login is always pointing to my previous company email. Before this update, am actually used to login my new company credentials but somehow the app was messed up now. I deleted the app and reinstalled but no use. Any help?.
Messages not synchronized in App and Desktop 2/5
Skype for Business is not reliable, when i have both desktop and App open at the same time and receive messages, I get some on the Desktop and others on the App, I hate this. Regular Skype works as expected, I get messages in both places, immediately, but Skype for business is a lot more unreliable. THIS NEEDS TO GET FIXED!!
Haven’t been able to log in since last update 1/5
No ability to change anything and no explanation of what’s going wrong. Useless.
Recent Update Fail 1/5
Most recent update will not allow me to login! Has been down for entire week and no support!
By Onsite Doc
I am quite surprised by all of the negative reviews I’ve read. I have had no issues using this app and a Microsoft surface pro, Dell tablet, iPhone, or android device. The app syncs between my iPhone and my PC, With both incoming and out going messages. I have come to rely on this communication application for iamb, web meetings, and video. I highly recommend it. I lead a team of 50 people in a large business, and I require each of them to enable their Skype account daily. The seamless integration with Microsoft outlook email and calendar is a definite timesaver. The calendar plug-in performs flawlessly.
Total junk now 1/5
Bring back the older version. Msft you changed the login process to where creds are not remembered or use crap from email server.
Only authenticates on wifi 1/5
When on tmobile USA ipv6 LTE, i cannot authenticate. When on wifi it works fine. This is an app bug that needs to be fixed.
Latest updates broke business login 1/5
The latest two updates broken business login.
Getting better the more we use it 4/5
Skype for business is fantastic when it works. You can easily share presentations and hear people clearly. When it works, it is very good and our preferred program. It took a while to get used to it though. In some cases, it was unstable and the participant would lose audio and the program would constantly reconnect. It appears to be dependent on the strength of your wireless signal and if it is a bit low, you can lose connection. It also depends a bit on the device. The best device I have used is my iPad. My iPhone and computer are somewhat less reliable but now work most of the time. The iPad has worked every time. The most confusing part is that for some of my colleagues, Skype works but Business Skype acts buggy. Huh? That makes no sense but it is real as the original Skype appears to be more stable. We will continue to work with the program as the bugs continue to go away but be prepared for some frustration at the beginning.
Piece of junk 1/5
By Amith Salian
I use this pathetic app for my work ourposes, I don't have a choice since my company endorses it, but I have never been able to log in, just makes my life a real sorrow.
Life saver 5/5
My computer was slow this morning for a call. I logged into my Skype for business via my phone and it work just like I was on my laptop!!!
Login issues 1/5
Keeps saying contacting server...infinitely...
Sign in error 1/5
I keep seeing this error while signing in : "We can't sign you in. Please check your account details, advanced options and try again"
Infinite Sign-On Loop 1/5
Awful. Sign in using my firm’s information and it just sits there and forces me to push the sign-on infinitely. No errors come back, no troubleshooting tips to speak of, and I have to kill the app to re-enter the username/password. Deleting immediately.
Not good 1/5
No multitasking is embarrassing. Audio constantly cuts out. Hoped for better from Microsoft.
Some times it works/some times it doesn’t 1/5
By great travel companion
Some times it works/some times it doesn’t. Annoying that it’s not dependable.
No chat histories makes this useless 1/5
How can this app not have the basic functionality to track all activity with a given contact and show the prior chat history with them?
This is worthless compared to regular Skype and I can’t believe it’s allowed to bear the name. How does this have a 4-star average for all reviews??
Worst App 1/5
By Dheeru Narla
I hate the performance of it. Always slow & hangs.
Often gets logged out 1/5
The app is very buggy and often gets logged out from my office account. I guess this happens whenever the network signal is weak.
Out of date
Poor quality calls
If was not forced in s by the firm we’d dropped it already
MCSFT where good ideas die
Never use Skype on iPhone 1/5
Joined a meeting from my iPhone XR and Skype for Business dropped me from the meeting with a “system failure” error message, then later drops me again when I got a calendar reminder pop up. Apparently this is the norm as everyone else on the call said never to use Skype on iPhone.
Won’t log in after update 1/5
App will not login after the update. It recognizes the correct password but it just stays on the login screen. This needs to be fixed and it’s sad they would push out an update that breaks it right from the start.
Fonts too small and Msg disappearing. 1/5
Please give us an option to increase and decrease overall font size for the app.
Also, a dark theme option similar to Microsoft Tram app. Also, message isn’t being stored. If someone send an IM message while phone is locked, I tap the notification banner and app opens but I don’t see the message that was sent to me. Help!
A lot of bugs with this app 2/5
By Jeffrey C 123
One of the biggest bugs is that while I’m on a call and then exit the app the screens I’ll suddenly go black. I need to readjust my phone as if I’m waking it up for the screen to come back up. In a few seconds it’ll go black again. Also the audio is sometimes messed up and there are issues connecting. Calls have unexpectedly dropped many times. Please fix
It works 3/5
I’m primarily using to access conference calls while on the road when I have WiFi access. And it works.
I can think of many things I don’t do with it, but since I don’t, I can’t complain like so many others who have posted on this page.
Ok but regular Skype is Better 3/5
Skype for Business is something that my company uses but we have issue namely that it does not seamlessly work between platforms. You can’t start a conversation on your desktop and pick it up on you Phone. This is an issue in an active environment where you are always on the move. My team and I still rely on Skype (Regular) and largely do not use Skype for Business
Who tests these updates? Are they incompetent? 1/5
What sort of shams sit on the QA/development team and test these app updates before pushing them out to users? You can't even log on after the recent update. What infuriating nonsense.
Decent app bug has bugs 3/5
I use this app for work, having issue getting notifications sounds and banners to work I’ve tried installing/uninstalling app multiple time with no success. If they could fix this it’ll be 5 stars for me
Please get multitasking support 1/5
The app works well enough, however for being a business app I am disappointed that I am unable to multitask with it. Would love to see split-view, slide over, and even picture in picture for video calls. There is no reason for S4B to take up the entire screen.
Not Stable 1/5
Constantly crashing with different Skype meeting requests. Rebooting phone and reinstalling doesn’t help
6.24.0 does not even log in 1/5
Deleting due to not even being able to login after upgrade from 6.23.2. How about actually testing your code before release instead of making end users your testors. Pathetic.
Muy buena aplicación para comunicarse entre equipos 5/5
By Andres Lemoine
La aplicación funciona muy bien y es muy útil. Para que este sea el resultado se requiere una buena señal, imposible utilizar en lugares con mala señal.
Can’t connect to server... 1/5
Since the last iPhone update, I haven’t been able to sign in.
“We can’t connect to the server. Check your network connection, advanced options and try again”.
My connection is fine, and all other settings. Haven’t been able to find a fix or workaround yet.
Works fine on my Windows PC, but no Apple devices.
Any ETA on an update?
Prefer over my laptop 5/5
I usually prefer using Skype for business on my iPad when away from my office rather than my laptop. The quality is better, easier to startup and run.
The only thing missing is a way to get to my apps and files on my laptop.
Audio issues on ios 5/5
Audio issues on ios
Doesn’t sync between devices 2/5
Can start a conversation on iPhone but nothing comes up on pc .
Absolutely terrible 1/5
By Goose the Brewer
Reliability and stability is just unacceptable. Even if I’m not in transit and using home or work based solid WiFi networking it will typically crash every couple of minutes. This is a hard crash. I know it is supposed to try to reconnect dropped calls - and it has tried to exactly once - the app crashes so hard it completely relaunches and you have to find and rejoin your meeting. I can’t believe this is used by major corporations for business purposes. My calls are constant exclamations of “sorry, Skype issues, can you repeat?”
The developers should be ashamed.
Since I have to use this pile of garbage to do my job, I hope every time that i see an update that someone actually fixed something. I don’t know why, maybe I’m just a masochist.
Doesn’t work well for iPhone 1/5
Presenter powerpoints do not display on iPhone or iPad. Chat also does not work on iPhone or iPad. Very disappointing
Please fix popup: “Saving phone number disabled due to the server policy” 1/5
Popup message on iOS 12.2 (and previous): “Saving phone number disabled due to the server policy” this popup is very annoying and is not in response to user input/action. I have never tried to save a phone number while using this app, but receive this popup at least half a dozen times when I use the app.
Please make this message go away.
Doesn't work anymore 1/5
I even tried unistalling and reinstalling.
Update causing the issue maybe?