Can’t sign in after last update 1/5
I installed the update earlier this week and haven’t been able to sign in since. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app a few times and everything else I could think to try and Google, but the app still won’t sign in. I was signed in before the update and I’m still signed in on my laptop. I really enjoyed having the app before this all happened. Can anyone help?
iPhone 4s 3/5
Wonderful program EXCEPT, although it shows up to update on my 4s, the Apple Store tells me I can't, yet it still shows up as an update.
App Meetings 1/5
Still frustrated by the Skype app calls when connecting from phone. It is already frustrating enough that the Bluetooth headset through my computer barely works, but the App through my phone won’t let Speakerphone option, Mute, or any other normal feature work.
Seriously, what is the point in having it at all when those are the most basic uses. Nobody can hear me and it would be better if I just don’t join the meeting at all.
Missed messages can’t be seen 2/5
By Kev Scout
Very useful when it works and that tends to be well when I initiate a conversation but when I miss a conversation, I can’t see what the person said when I click on the message. Where did that missed message go? I can see a preview of it in the main dashboard but when I click the contact, there are no messages. Given the high rating of this app overall I have to believe there is an issue in our corporate setup or something along those lines. I’ll submit a ticket on both sides with screenshots. It looks like my company disabled the ability to select the option to “Save IM conversations in my email Conversation History folder”. Not sure if that is an indication of the potential root cause.
Worst App Ever. 1/5
I have to agree with Messthebeast. My company recently switched to this app in lieu of formerly WebEx that was working just fine remotely, switching calls and everything. And along with PC coordination. This app is totally useless. Still I cannot sign in, and even the PC version for meetings is TERRIBLE and unstable as compared to other. Really, really bad. Uninstalling again.
Reading a missed message 3/5
Sometimes I log on to the app and see a missed message. The summary view shows the first few words of the message but when I open it I get a blank screen and no message content.
iPhone X support 5/5
Works great! CallKit is perfect. Looking forward to synchronized chat on all platforms alongside Teams Integration.
Dangerous app 1/5
This app does not respect my iPhone 8+ privacy settings and accessed my contacts despite the not allowing this in the Settings app. I don’t want my employer to get my contacts. After all, this is my personal phone, not theirs. So I won’t use it.
Need sort by status 3/5
Please just mimic the desktop version
Simply terrible 1/5
Every time I open the app I get a drop down notification that states "There is an error in the application. Please restart the application". Same thing happens every time I restart or open the app. The app also does not pull up my meetings even though I'm signed in with my skype for business account. Audio and video have failed on a large number of meetings, when I've been in great cell service or wifi. I have submitted reviews, completed surveys prompted within the app, and reached out to Microsoft. Their response? Silence.
we need your... 1/5
“We need your phone number...”at the start. Can it be more polite and at least explain why do you need it? And who is “we”? And which number? Work number or mobile or registered to this device?
And the rest of it is as confusing as the first question. Microsoft was doing much better work in the past.
Diagnostic Announcement Service error 2/5
I will get Diagnostic Announcement Service error message or “The recipient is currently unavailable or the number is offline”. The numbers I call are valid numbers because I also called using my regular mobile number to check and I was able to get through.
Also if I call a number and dial that number again, I get a that number is not in service error message .
Just a bit more effort 1/5
The reason this app gets one star is because it doesn't sync up with skype on one's computer. This is the simplest most basic piece of functionality a messaging app should do. If I send a message from my phone to a coworker, I should be able to see it on my computer. If I receive a message on my phone from a coworker, read it, then wish to respond via computer, the message USUALLY DOES NOT SHOW UP ON THE COMPUTER. Highly frustrating, Groupme has been doing this for years guys, literally years.
Edit: So I originally stated the syncing issue was my only qualm. I was sorely misguided. This app has continued to disappoint repeatedly. I’m currently traveling internationally and simply unable to connect via WiFi (note groupme connects rapidly). It’s comical how bad this app is and I laud the developers who created it for how little they cared. I desire to someday care so little about what I do and yet still have it published for thousands to use. It will be the greatest practica joke of my life.
I have written maybe 10 reviews total in my tenure as an Apple user. This app holds first place for two reviews under my name.
It's ok but lacks in so many critical spots 2/5
Start off with the good:
The app is perfect for attending calls during a morning or evening commute
- I rarely, if ever, get notifications I have an IM
- When I open the app, say on a Monday, all of the chats I have had with coworkers over the course of the last week open up with no messages inside them. I never even had the convos on my skype app, they were had from my desktop client.
- Deleting all of chats that open up is miserable. There's no option to select which ones you want to delete, you have to do the stupid swipe for each and every one. Annoying.
- If I'm on a call while driving, and i lock my phone, I constantly get notifications that the call has started video conferencing and I have to constantly swipe the alert away.
- If I ever do get a notification, I can see the partial chat of what the other person said, when I open the chat, there's no chat text.
Overall, this is easily THE WORST iOS/Android app for chatting with coworkers.
Why Skype for business? 1/5
First of all, why?? What’s wrong with regular Skype?
Why not use exchange server to login to normal Skype?
I guess people working on Lync needed something to do, to not be laid off, from the “huge success” of Lync...
This is a bad enough app, design, ui, etc.. but wait until you use it concomitently with the Skype for business on your PC.. then the fun begins.. messages not received, or only on 1 device, your reply not recorded to the other device, failing to send mesaages and much more!
No chat history on PC but on the iPhone you have it.. only there’s a separate entry for each chat you had with the same contact!! Really???
And the replies you send from PC are not saved on the iPhone app.. but the response from your contact yes.
Another bug is when you change your exchange server password.. then you get an annoying notification in the app saying it cannot connect to the exchange server, try again later.. although it is connected (with the new password) and working...
Eventually uninstalled this app, don’t need this crap in my phone.. rookie devs at Microsoft, the startup company.
Calls keep getting disconnected 1/5
By Keira Bui
Calls keep getting disconnected. Tried calling multiple times but they all failed.
Update to support 2 step verification 1/5
It’s downright a nuisance having to generate a new app password everytime the internet fails, the password needs resetting or any other random reason I may need to log in again. If all other microsoft products support it, why doesn’t Skype for Business!? Oh and don’t get me started on everything else I want fix. I’ll settle for my first request for now.
Issue with new iPhone X layout 3/5
I like that the app updated for iPhone X, but the text area is first in the unusable area of the bottom of the screen where you slide up to close and it’s near impossible to tap there to start typing.
Why is business Skype so bad? 1/5
I have used Skype for years. Now they roll out Skype for business. It is terrible.
Not reliable. Bad audio on both cell data & WiFi.
IPad 4th Generation Compatibility 2/5
On the recent minor update, why is the iPad 4 compatibility was removed? Previous versions has always been ok to install. Looking at the device compatibility there are a lot of lower capability devices listed than iPad 4.
New functionality significantly impacts the usefulness of the app 2/5
This app did exactly what I needed it to do until a recent update which won’t allow you to lock the screen while continuing a call in the background. As a result, I can no longer pocket my phone while dialed into a meeting. This makes the app unusable for me as that’s how I take most of my meetings on my phone while multitasking.
What happened to Yahoo Messenger??
Discontinued support for older phones 1/5
Fix your app! Apparently Skype for Business is only available now for the latest iPhones. Now I am stuck with a never ending nag screen to update, but the app no longer supports my iPhone 5.
Fix your app so it supports my phone or make it stop nagging me to update.
Was this even tested before release? Where is the quality control?!?
iPhone X Bug 3/5
Please fix the bug where us iPhone X users cant write a response in a chat because the Home Button is on top of the typing textbox. Please look at the Safe Area Guidelines.
Skype for Business 5/5
Always there when I need it!
Dropped Support for iPad 2??? 1/5
By Ken McC
Today's update… won't. iPad 2, OS 9.3.5. Okay, so you added a feature my device won't support... Why not just turn off that feature? Now, I'll forever have 1 update pending. ::slowly shaking my head thinking about shortsighted young app developers::
Decent app 3/5
This is a decent app their some bugs...
like conversations just pop up after you delete them or they never go away
Another is that if you are in a conference with more then two people the conference ends itself on its own.
These two things need to be fixed to make the app better
By Biking Matt
I want Microsoft to be successful but the company is lost. This product has no real world insights. It was made with total disregard to user experience. But why would they care, Microsoft makes back office deals with corporate America and has does not have to perform.
Now if you can fight you way through their insane design you have a 5% chance of it working.
Phone # required? 1/5
I just logged in after using this app for months, and today its asking me for my phone number.
I use Skype because we are moving AWAY from the legacy 20th century. I also don't want my employees to have to enter their personal phone information into a business application!
Where is the SKIP button?! Come on you millennial minded morons, think things through before you publish a final build.
Not compatible with iPad 3/IOS 9.3 even though the specs says it is 1/5
Dropped support for my iPad, app keeps prompting to update. Either add support or stop prompting for an update. I need this app for work and the lack of support is beyond frustrating. It has one star because the App Store doesn't allow zero stars.
OPTIMIZE THE APP FOR IPHONE X 1/5
Is it so hard to make it iphone x compatible?????
Thumbs up 5/5
Honestly works better than I expected. Makes keeping connected while traveling for work super easy.
Finally iphone x support 3/5
Come on Microsoft, please stop half as...ing the update notes and instead provide what has been updated/fixed!!!
Getting compatibility issue on my iPhone 5C. 1/5
By Rahul sharma Genpact
Getting compatibility issue on my iPhone 5C. Everytime i launch app store, SFB updates itself and show the error message.
Constant crashes, notifications don’t pop up, messages don’t send unless I unlock my phone, I can go on. Please if you want to use a messaging app, this is not recommended at all.
App has crashed after update 1/5
I’ve been been able to access my Skype. It has crashed time after time after this last update went through.
Muito prático 3/5
Só necessita de mas funcionalidades.
App is not opening 2/5
After the update, I am getting an message Skype can not login, please install newer version. Still not working contact support. Please fix this. I have installed latest version
Stay away 1/5
Our company has switched to Skype for business, and it’s a nightmare.
Calls dropped all the time. Screen share is with horrible quality.
Once Microsoft bought it they turned it into a total crap.
Have they just moved engineers from Windows department to work on Skype?
Finally update for iOS 11 and iPhone X 5/5
Works great with my work’s MS Exchange acct. Easy to look people up, see their info, and get in touch with them. Generally pretty responsive and fast.
App doesn’t work and when it does it kicks you off randomly (yes I have a strong internet connection). App constantly logs me out and then when I log in, says it can’t recognize my credentials. I’ll enter the same info for 2-3 days and then it finally accepts the info. Complete garbage.
Recent Updates Break App Audio 1/5
This app no longer works with the microphones of any bluetooth headset.
AirPods, Bose, Plantronics, Sennheiser, and Logitech headsets will play audio, but no one on the other side can hear me. The option to mute and I mute does nothing.
These headsets work fully in other apps such as the native phone app on iOS, and I’ve used them in the past with no problems.
I have to use this app for work, and while it was convenient to have it on my phone, it’s now unusable. Reinstalling does nothing and the story is the same on other iOS devices.
I don’t understand how this critical failure made it past Microsoft’s QA.
Iphone X version not yet seems 1/5
Plz release new version looks bad in iphone x
Good mobile app 5/5
By K-Ban ny
The app works well, only issue is it does not sync with desktop. The app works great when out of the office.
iPhone X 1/5
By Iroh 01
Needs iPhone X support and the ability to sync conversations with the desktop app, like the original Skype.
Forced to use it by my company ... 1/5
I hate the fact that you have several conversations for once a person. Finding any history is a nightmare.
I don’t like to receive my Skype conversation by email when I’m not connected.
You guys should look what slack are doing.
User experience around your new meeting is horrible. Your hide the a link into hidden menu while this is one of the top feature as a business.
So practical to have this app on my phone and do all the things I can do from my computer.
Great functionality ! 5/5
Just like having the desktop Skype for Business client on my phone!
Not sure why MS can’t get this right. Every single version of this app has some major issues, this latest one doesn’t work with my microphone, I can hear but not speak regardless of the mute state.
Unfortunately I’m forced to use this app as it’s company policy but I would prefer GoToMeeting or Zoom anytime.
On the way, but 2 way authification missing 1/5
By DJ Buhi
Microsoft is slowly on the way, but it did cost me days to find out it’s not a connection error, it’s the office365 two way authification that is not working. App password is the workaround but not a solution.