- For the best Mac client experiences and an always up-to-date infrastructure, we recommend all customers migrate to Office 365. Skype for Business Server 2015 customers should at a minimum download and install the Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update version 9319.272 or higher.
- Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013 for iOS, extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface. Key Features: Initiate a group IM or video conv.
- And then there is a Skype for Business for each year, e.g., Skype for Business 2015, Skype for Business 2016, etc. In addition to all the versions I’ve listed above, there are Office 365 versions which are the “online” versions of Skype and supposedly map to some versions of Office, but it’s not always clear as to which version.
To date, Skype is a vital channel of communication for families, friends, and businesses. The app goes back a while and still maintains its users despite the problems it’s been having. Issues on login, on startup, on call or video — Skype has had them all. Sometimes the application gets stuttery after a few seconds into the call, which, ultimately, leads to a force close with a crash code. On other occasions, you might find yourself in the situation where your microphone is not working or app not connecting at all. Dealing with these sorts of problems is never an easy job, especially considering that usually you need an urgent fix. Therefore, this guide will help deal with Skype’s most common issues related to “my Skype is not working” question.
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Naturally, whenever you double-click an application icon, you expect the app to launch. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with Skype which leaves most user scratching their heads wondering “Why is my Skype not launching?”. This can happen for a number of reasons which depend on macOS version, Skype app version, your Mac’s specs, apps launched, etc.
- To quickly fix the issue you will have to open Activity Monitor app located in Applications -> Utilities. Don’t worry, the app comes preinstalled on every Mac.
- Start the application and find all Skype-related processes using the Search bar in the upper right corner.
- Select and force quit all of Skype's running processes and relaunch the application.
If any of Skype’s processes have failed and became unresponsive, closing them and relaunching can fix the problem.
Another way you can resolve the issue is by completely reinstalling Skype on your Mac.
- Completely remove Skype using MacFly Pro or any other app that features a complete uninstaller.
- Download the latest version of Skype and install the app.
Reportedly, users have had problems launching Skype. On various forums, you will constantly find discussions such as “Skype is not available”, “Why is Skype not loading?” or “My Skype application not responding”. In most of the cases, the reason this issue keeps happening is a corrupted file in the Skype folder. To fix the problem, it is recommended you perform a clean reinstall of Skype. Note, clean installation won’t be possible unless you fully delete Skype from your Mac first.
- Go to Finder -> Applications and move Skype app to Trash.
- Hold Shift-Command-D in Finder for 'Go to folder' pop-up.
- Navigate to the ~/Library/Application Support directory and delete all folders that contain Skype in the name.
- Go to ~/Library/Preferences and remove com.skype.skype.plist.
- Use Search to look for all remaining Skype files and delete those too.
- Empty your Trash and install the latest version of Skype.
Besides logging into the app itself, Skype users encounter other frustrating issues related to camera, microphone and video/sound in general. Cases, when external hardware won’t work with Skype, are nothing new for anyone who’ve used Skype more than 3-4 times. Neither is the problem with sound and video. Yet finding the right solution to these problems isn’t always easy.
The process of setting up a camera for Skype is often unreasonably unwieldy and takes more time than it ever should have. Moreover, users often end up with their camera not working when attempting a scheduled call. As a rule, frustration kicks in when you are in a hurry and can’t find the right solution on the web for the dreaded ‘Why won’t my camera work?’ question that’s continuously running through the back of your mind. Begin by checking up on your Skype settings.
- Open Skype.
- Click on Skype menu in the menu bar.
- Select Audio & Video Settings.
- Scroll down to Video section and ensure the camera you want to use is selected.
This should get you right on track quickly, especially if you are using an external camera.
Unfortunately, troubleshooting the camera question does not necessarily fix the absence of video in a call. When in a call, check the camera button to ensure your webcam is switched on. It is quite common for users to forget about this button which ultimately becomes an easy “how to fix” solution to video problems and when your interlocutor can’t see you. Lastly, if none of the mentioned methods cover the topic of “Why won’t my camera work?” or “How come it’s not letting me see?” you will need to reinstall Skype, reboot your Mac and reconnect the camera. And don’t forget to check whether you have a sticker on your laptop camera.
Audio problems with Skype on Mac are less common than other issues. Upon encountering any audio issues, head over to Skype menu in menu bar and choose Audio & Video settings. In the Speakers section, you can adjust the volume, set correct output device as well as run an audio test. Selecting the right output and adjusting the volume should fix the problem.
Troubleshooting Skype microphone problem can get a little tricky if you choose to use an external mic. This has everything to do with Apple’s choice of the headphone jack, which, in brief, simply means you should opt for USB powered microphones to avoid issues. In order to figure out how to fix your microphone, open Skype menu in the menu bar and choose Audio & Video settings. Under Microphone section, choose your mic as desired input device make a free test call to check if everything works.
Once your preferences are set, pay attention to the microphone mute button during the call as it can be the reason you are not being heard.-->
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Read this topic to learn about hardware, software, and infrastructure requirements for running Skype for Business on a Mac.
The Skype for Business on Mac Client is available for download.
Hardware and software requirements for Skype for Business on Mac
The Skype for Business on Mac client requires Mac OS X El Capitan and higher, and uses at least 100MB of disk space. We support the use of all built-in audio and video devices. External devices must be in the Skype for Business Solutions Catalog.
This list is preliminary and some devices may be qualified for Lync, but not supported on Skype for Business on the Mac.Refer to the System requirements for the minimum hardware required.
Legacy Mac clients
Skype for Business Server 2015 also supports the following legacy clients on computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems (Mac OS 10.9 operating system is not currently supported). For details about supported features, see Desktop client feature comparison for Skype for Business.
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 (see Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide)
Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 (see Communicator for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide)
These clients are not supported by Skype for Business Server 2019.
Infrastructure requirements for Skype for Business on Mac
The Skype for Business on Mac client leverages both the Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) as well as the Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) that our mobility clients use.
The client has the same requirements as our mobility clients in that you must have an Access Edge Server and Reverse Proxy deployed in a supported configuration.
The Skype for Business on Mac client supports Cert-based authentication, Microsoft Modern Authentication, and Multi-Factor Authentication when deployed and enabled.
Due to a current limitation, the user's Exchange credentials must be the same as their Skype for Business credentials.
Certificates in use on the Access Edge, Reverse Proxy and Front End servers must not use the SHA-512 hash algorithm.
The HTTP Certificate Revocation List must be defined and accessible by the client. For example, we don't support an LDAP entry in the certificate as your Certificate Revocation List.
Mobility must be properly deployed for the Skype for Business on the Mac client to function properly. A common failure scenario is to have both of the following DNS entries resolvable on the internal network:
For more information, refer to: Deploying Mobility in Lync Server 2013, and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide.