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How to Uninstall Skype on Android

Skype was the go-to application or service for video calls back in the day, but now, its popularity has gone downhill with time. New apps with new exciting features have overshadowed it. We can understand if you have come to the point of uninstalling Skype because you switched to some other application. You might no longer use the app, so why keep it? Let’s see what happens when you uninstall Skype and how to do so on Android phones.

How to uninstall skype on android

How to Uninstall Skype on Android

Whatever the reason, getting rid of unused apps, including Skype, will free up your phone’s memory and less the usage of device resources. There can be two different methods of uninstalling Skype on Android devices.

Note: Below mentioned steps were performed on Realme Narzo 10 for illustration only.

Method 1: From Apps Drawer

On Android phones, you can easily uninstall an app directly from the app drawer

1. Open the app drawer on your Android device.

2. From the app drawer locate the Skype app.

3. Tap and hold the Skype app until options appear at the top of it.

Tap and hold the Skype app until options appear at the top of it

4. Now, tap on the Uninstall option.

 Tap on the Uninstall option from the options that appeared

5. Confirm the prompt by tapping on Uninstall again.

Tap on the Uninstall button from the appeared menu at the bottom to uninstall Skype

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Method 2: From Android Settings

You can follow these simple steps to uninstall Skype from the settings.

1. On your Android device open Settings.

On your Android device open Settings

2. From Settings scroll down and tap on the App management option.

From Settings scroll down and tap on the App management option

3. Tap on the App list from the app management section.

Tap on the App list from the app management section

4. Scroll down in the app list until you find Skype and tap on it.

Scroll down in the app list until you find Skype and tap on it

5. From the Skype app info, tap on the Uninstall option.

From the Skype app info, tap on the Uninstall option

6. A dialog box will appear on the screen, from there tap on OK to uninstall the app from your device.

tap on OK to uninstall the app from your device

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Can I Safely Uninstall Skype?

Yes, you can safely uninstall the Skype app as it will not harm your device or cause any data loss, as long as you have synced your chat history and other important data to your Skype account or another backup location.

Q. What Happens If I Uninstall Skype?

When you uninstall Skype on your device, here is what happens:

  • You will no longer be able to use Skype service on your device and will be logged out of your Skype account immediately.
  • All the Skype data that was saved on your device is deleted.
  • It will remove only the application from your device but your Skype account will remain as it is.

To use Skype service again on your device you just need to download it from the Play Store or from the official Skype website.

Q. What Happens If I Delete Skype App?

If you delete the Skype app from your device,

  • You will not be able to use the app to make calls, send messages, or participate in video conferences.
  • Any chat history, call logs, and other data associated with your account that is stored locally on the device will be removed.
  • However, your Skype account will still exist, and you can still access it using the Skype website or another device with the Skype app installed. You will not lose any contacts or messages associated with your account.

If you decide to reinstall the Skype app on the same device later, you will need to log in to your account again.

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We hope that this article has helped you in knowing how to uninstall Skype on Android. Please share your valuable experience reading this article. In case of any queries or suggestions feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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