How do I set up and sign in to Skype on my Lumia phone?

First set up a WLAN connection or check that you are in coverage of a 3G or 4G network.

Download and install Skype application from the Store. Sign in using your Microsoft account and link it with your existing Skype account.

  1. Start Skype app.
  2. Tap Sign in. You will be directed to sign in with your Microsoft account.
  3. Enter your Microsoft account email address and password and tap Sign in.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions by tapping Continue.
  5. The application will ask if you already have a Skype account, tap Yes to link your Microsoft account with an existing Skype account.

If you decide to unlink your Skype and Microsoft account, do the following:

  1. Browse to and sign in with your Microsoft account email address.
  2. In the Account details section, tap Account settings.
  3. Tap Unlink next to the Microsoft account. Read the information and, if you agree, select Close account.