Skype Updated to 2.1, Runs in Background

SkypeIt’s taken a little over 4 years and 4 iPhone but it is finally here! Skype on your iPhone just like a phone call. You can sign in and then close the app and when a call comes in, it rings! You can also close the app while you’re on a call and stay connected! These are features we’ve all been waiting for! Now I know Skype has been out for the iPhone before, but this is the way it always should have worked.

Now I don’t use Skype that much so this is kinda kewl. I only really use it to talk to a friend in Brazil every couple months. I sure some of you use it on a daily basis. So, let’s find out!

About how often do you use Skype from your iPhone?

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– Run Skype in the background with multitasking in iOS4.
– Receive Skype calls and IM while other apps are running or when your iPhone is locked.
– You can also continue your call while you switch to another application.
– Multitasking is available only with iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.



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  1. Skype for the iPhone is still missing 1 important thing though. It is not capable of using the front facing camera on the iPhone 4 for video chatting. The app also reduces battery life significantly when running in the background.

    • I agree on FaceTime! I have not had problems with battery life…

    • Install it, use it once, then close it normally. Then, use your phone as you would regularly. You’ll notice the difference… well, at least myself and a few others I know have. It is otherwise a very good app, also considering calls over 3G will remain free. (Skype dropped the decision to charge for calls skype-to-skype over 3G and WiFi)

  2. It looks it doesn’t work in background for unlocked iphones.

  3. I tested it and worked via
    WI-FI but when I turned WI-FI off if forwarded calls to my Iphone Number.