Skype for iOS Adds Lock Screen and Siri Integration


Skype for iOS has been updated with lock screen and Siri Integration. Now, when you get a Skype call, your iPhone rings just like it would on a normal phone call. Also you can now use Siri to call one of your Skype contacts.

With iOS 10 and SiriKit, calling someone on Skype is as simple as using the same voice commands you’re already using. Let’s say you’re trying to call Lucy Archer on Skype. If you have her Skype contact information saved in your iOS device, simply say “Call Lucy Archer.” Siri may ask for you to confirm it has the right contact—one click later and your Skype call is initiated!


Your Skype contacts are closer than ever now that you can store them right in your iOS device. This means it’s easier to initiate a Skype video call, audio call, or even a Skype IM, without having to go into the app first.


Additionally, because Skype takes advantage of CallKit within iOS 10, incoming Skype calls will now show up just like regular calls. This will make it easy to switch between or answer Skype and regular calls using the built-in iOS functionality you are already used to.