Make skype compatible with ios 9
My grandmother has an old Ipad 3 with ios 9.3.5 installed on it. She used to use this app a lot to call our relatives. Now it isn't woking because it wants ios 10 installed witch cant be installed on old devices. Please, give users possibility to download an older version. We need skype for ipad on ios 9.3.5
It's evil to have the device automatically try to upgrade to a version that it doesn't support, then have it fail and then have it refuse to install the older version of the software it just broke. My advice to everyone for an older IOS device is to always answer NO to a software upgrade. Although, there is no guarantee that it won't just do it and trash your device anyway.
I know how to fix this everyone!! Just make sure you have another iPhone that runs at least iOS 10 which associated with the same Apple ID with the iPad 2 and go to "purchased" and then tap "iPhone apps" there, although is for iPhone only you can still download the iPhone version. The downside is that the screen will act like a big iPhone which could be a bit irritating but just fine. I had this problem today and I fixed it . You will get a notification saying "Download older version of this app?" and tap download. If it says "Skype for iPhone is only for iPhone" something is wrong.
Declaring my perfectly functioning iPad 3 obsolete makes Microsoft's software irrelevant.
I had the same problem with my mom's iPad 2 with IOs 9.3.5 and I simply installed Messenger on it, which still works for this old IOs and has the same features that Skype, if not better ones. Too bad for Skype, but two users less.
C'est honteux de supprimer des versions compatibles avec des appareils encore fonctionnels et de forcer les mises à jour et les obsolescences forcées.
I can only agree that removing Skype usage from older iPads which are in perfect working order is unfeeling and typically commercially taken I used Skype to talk to my Daughter who lives in Canada and at 80 plus years and a pensioner
Stephen Fuller commented
I have an iPad 3 (using IOS 9.3.5). I have been told I cannot use Skype because it requires IOS 10. Why? Skype used to work on IOS 9.3.5. So the technology is available. Someone has taken the conscious decision to stop the service for people using older devices. This is scandalous. It is disgraceful that Microsoft is apparently completely indifferent to the plight of millions of people who own older, but perfectly functioning hardware. I hope this intransigence causes the company to loses customers to other, more flexible, services.
Please make Skype compatible for ipad 2 with ios 9.3.5
Have to agree. Just wiped an old, but FUNCTIONING iPad, for an older person who needs Skype to communicate with relative in another country. And now I cannot download Skype?!! This is ridiculous! I'm not buying an new device, which would be used only for calling. Will look for another service.
This sucks Skype/Microsoft! Total disrespect for users who have older hardware that cannot be updated, but work perfectly otherwise. I truly hate you for this. Thanks, I am now extra motivated to start pirating any product from you just because I can.
I Need this possibility for IOS 9.3.5 too!,
I after a lot of (wasted) effort i came to the conclusion that Microsoft does not care about all the user's complaints. Instead of refunding my skype credit they told me to buy a newer device.
What did I do?
I HAVE STARTED USING TELEGRAM and FaceTime for my voice calls, they are free and they work just fine on old devices and on any platform.
Problem solved, thank you Microsoft. SPREAD THE WORD PEOPLE!
Think about the carbon foot print of the devices renders obsolete
Microsoft and Apple say that old is rubbish, and must be thrown away.
But Microsoft and Apple soon will notice they are very old too... ;)
Carmen Gentgen in Germany commented
I Need this possibility for IOS 9.3.5 too!,
Little Hux commented
Agreed! Forced obsolescence is ridiculous. My old iPad functions perfectly well and there's no reason to toss it. There is literally no good reason whatsoever for Skype not to be allowed to continue to work on an older device. If this continues, I will certainly be switching platforms for all my business needs, and telling everyone else to do the same. What an utterly worthless program.
So I checked ..Value against a new machine just to allow skype is : Thanks for confirming. You’ve got £36 in trade in value.
Why not put it towards a new iPad? COUGH >> WHAT!!!!
Well now let me think ..??? would I buy another ipad??? is there any justification why should I trade it in and by another one .. ??
That’s a win for the planet, too.
Your trade-in gets to be someone else’s new iPad — and that’s the best outcome for any device.
It becomes someones new iPad pardon ? You must be kidding ... !
This all seems little incentive to go and purchase any new ipad that will soon become obsolete when compulsory OS upgrades and develops think we need one!!!!
Especially when the support service of books a call and it is not fulfilled waiting for a booked support phone call that never comes is very frustrating and a waste of my life ........
I welcome the further comments of Microsoft Skype and Apple.
absolute rubbish that the app still requires iOS10...
I was using Skype just because my granny got used to it and for nothing else, her iPad is still running iOS9 and for a 92 year old women who touches her device twice a week i'm not going to buy a new iPad just so we can use Skype, I'm simply going to teach her how to use another program, to her and to her one and only friend she could only speak to through Skype. you lost a total of 3 customers today, well done cutting the tree below you! idiots
Microsoft and Apple strikes again. Just want to force new products on us.