Skype Will No Longer Support These Devices – Check Them All


You might have heard the news roaming around that Skype will be permanently retiring for some older devices, yes, according to the latest news, Skype will not work on older Android and Windows devices after July 1, 2017. Not only these Android and Windows devices but it is also pulling back its support for Skype for TV, so you will not be able to use Skype for TV as well. Here is the full list of platforms on which Skype will not work after July 1, 2017.

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List of Platforms Not Supported by Skype Anymore

List of Platforms Not Supported by

Android Support

Skype will not work on Android 4.0.2 and older versions and it needs minimum Android 4.0.3 OS or higher to run properly. So to be more clear, your mobile should have Android Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.3 or latest to run the Skype. The Skype development team also added a note that Skype is fully supported for the devices that use ARMv7 processors and partially supports the devices with ARMv6 processors, that means you can’t make video calls on the devices powered by ARMv6 processors.

Windows Support (Desktop and Mobile)

To run the Skype on Windows phone, your phone should have at least Windows 10 mobile anniversary update or higher operating system, Skype has dropped the support for older Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows RT OS as well.

For Windows desktop, Skype needs at least Windows XP service pack 3 or higher versions. If you are using Windows 10, make sure you have updated to Windows 10 Anniversary Update or higher to sign in to Skype.

Mac Support

Your Mac needs to have Mac OS X 10.9 or higher operating system to run the Skype, with the older Mac OS versions you can’t sign in to Skype.

iOS Support

To run Skype on the iOS you need at least iOS 8 or newer OS. And the supported iOS devices are Apple Watch, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad 2, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 5th and 6th generation.

Linux Support

For Linux, you need at least Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 8.0, OpenSUSE 13.3 and Fedora Linux 24 to sign in to Skype.

Check out all the supported devices by Skype here.



Article by Shrinivas Naik

Hi, This is Shrinivas I am a web developer and WordPress enthusiast. I am also a hobby blogger who loves to write about WordPress, web tools, blogging and technology.


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