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30 Essential Skype Guides to Troubleshoot and Fix Errors

On WindowsReport we’ve published an amazing amount of information that was meant to provide guidance when using Skype.

Created back in 2003 as a software program to make telephone calls using VOIP, Microsoft’s communication tool has become so much more.

Like any other software tool out there, it’s bound to have errors, bugs , and whatever other issues consumers encounter upon. We try to provide help in the form of our useful guides.

We also explain how to use Skype and all its features, even if you’re a beginner or a more advanced user.

Basic guides to get started

Typing & Messaging

  1. How to turn off autocorrect in Skype -> although apparently a very simple option within Skype, there are countless consumers trying to understand how to use autocorrect inside; we also try to address in the article why Skype autocorrect fails to work
  2. Disable spell check in Skype permanently with these solutions -> also relating to fairly standard use within Skype, the annoying spell check has been driving users crazy; in our article, we explain how you can disable it for good
  3. How to save message drafts -> sometimes you might not be able to finish a message, but you also need to make sure you’re not losing it
  4. How to split and regroup Skype windows -> for the productive folks out there, splitting and regrouping lots of windows within Skype is extremely useful
  5. Having Skype message delay? Here’s how to fix it for good -> if you are faced with the error, there are a few quick solutions to apply
  6. Fix: Skype messages appear in the wrong order -> we’ll show you how all the steps you can take to remedy the wrong order issue


  1. How to Add Contacts, Make Voice and Video Calls -> a pretty basic guide that’s meant to help the newbie Skype user get started
  2. How to get 60 minutes of free Skype calls on landlines -> if you intend to use Skype as it was originally thought of, here’s some free minutes
  3. How to enable Split View for Skype on Windows 10 -> to get more done when using Skype, this mode will prove extremely helpful
  4. How to record Skype calls on Windows 10, 8.1, 7 -> important Skype conversations and calls need to be recorded, and you can also have a look at some dedicated Skype recorder tools for this
  5. How to enable Skype end-to-end encryption on PC -> if you want to make sure that whatever you’re sharing with others stay secure when using Skype, you definitely need to read the guide about encryption
  6. Skype Background Blur helps you avoid embarrassing situations -> it’s your private life and you know what’s going on in the background, so make sure you’re the single one that sees that
  7. How to make someone a presenter in a Skype conference -> when delivering presentations on Skype, it’s highly useful to be able to switch presenters
  8. How to share screen on Skype in just a few simple steps -> if you need to show your interlocutor what exactly you’re trying to point out, make sure to share the screen
  9. Skype calls won’t go through? Here are the best solutions -> if you’re unable to make Skype calls, we’ve got a few easy fixes for you
  10. Best Skype call recording software [2020 Guide] -> a quick look at our top recording software picks will give you the answers that you’re looking for


  1. Here’s why you can’t add contacts on Skype in Windows 10 -> there are times when an annoying issue might prevent you to add people inside Skype
  2. You can now choose what Skype contacts to receive notifications from -> if somebody’s too annoying, you can easily silent that person
  3. How to add multiple contacts at once in Skype for Business -> make sure that adding hundreds of coworkers to your contact list doesn’t turn into a headache


  1. How do I change my Skype account name? -> a basic guide in case you didn’t know so far you can change your name inside Skype
  2. How to uninstall Skype on Windows 10 -> if you got tired of using Skype and you want to say good-bye, read this
  3. Fix: Can’t install Skype in Windows 10 -> if good old Skype won’t let you uninstall it, there must be the reason behind; here’s how to fix it
  4. How to update Skype on Windows 10 -> a new version is around and you didn’t get it? Here’s how to update
  5. How to change Skype themes on Windows 10 -> it’s fun to play around with visual inside Skype, so here’s how to use a new theme
  6. What does that Skype exclamation mark in yellow triangle mean? -> the mysterious sign how has an explanation
  7. Make calls without a Skype account -> funny enough, you don’t even need a Skype account to make calls


  1. How do I change sign-in options on Windows 10? -> it’s extremely easy to enhance the security of your system with fresh sign-in options
  2. Use Skype ID to sign in to other Microsoft services and applications -> you might not be aware of this, by your Skype ID is already enough to login into other Microsoft services
  3. Can’t sign in to your Windows 10 device? Here’s how to fix it [EASY STEPS] -> it’s time to make sure that no sign-in issues are there to stay
  4. Can’t log in to Skype for Business Mac? Follow these steps -> if logging in to Skype for Business on Mac becomes impossible, we’ve got a few quick tips for you
  5. FIX: We didn’t recognize your sign in details Skype error -> take immediate action if getting the Sorry we didn’t recognize your sign in details error message
  6. FIX: The address you typed is not valid Skype error -> while trying to sign in to Skype for Business, you may receive a message that states The address you typed is not valid; getting rid of it isn’t that hard

iPad users

  1. How to make Skype work on iPad -> although Apple & Microsoft might be rivals, there’s not a problem if you want to run Skype on your beloved tablet
  2. How to make Skype work on iPad Mini [ULTIMATE GUIDE] -> if you can’t connect to Skype on my iPad Mini, there are a few nifty tricks you can apply

Tips, Tricks & More

  1. How to disable Skype ads on Home menu and chat windows -> you know all about the annoying Bing ads, and here’s how you can kill them
  2. How to remove ‘React to this message’ alerts on Skype -> for seasoned Skype users it’s pretty annoying to be reminded over and over again of this option
  3. How to stop Skype from opening on startup-> when you have a lot of apps that load on start-up, it can become quite heavy on your system, so here’s to remove Skype from the list
  4. How to prevent Skype from kicking you out of games -> nothing can get more annoying than when you’re playing you’re favorite game and somebody is nagging you with messages
  5. You can now turn off Skype notifications in OneDrive and Outlook -> notifications can become really annoying when you’re focusing on something
  6. How to use Skype in browser -> using Skype in a web browser often comes as a challenge, so learn how to master your way on Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera and not only
  7. 6 best VPN to use with Skype to secure & improve call quality -> VPNs come in handy if you want complete Skype security 

How to use old Skype versions

  1. How to keep using old Skype versions on Windows 10, 8, 7 -> sometimes you just don’t like what’s new, and old works better
  2. How to install Classic Skype on Windows 10 -> the Classic version of Skype can still be revived on Windows 10
  3. This version of Skype will be discontinued soon -> learn what to do if you don’t want to be running a Skype version full of security holes