Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Update Skype to the Latest Version Doing a Skype update is straightforward for most devices By Simon Chandler Writer Simon Chandler is a former Lifewire writer who covered cryptocurrency, social media, AI and other topics. His work has appeared in Wired, TechCrunch, and The Verge. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Simon Chandler Updated March 11, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email It's important to update Skype regularly so you have access to the latest features and security upgrades. Here are some tips on updating Skype for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android. Instructions in this article applies to Skype version 18.104.22.168. How to Update Skype on Mac Updating Skype on your Mac computer is easy. Here's how to perform a Skype update on the most recent versions of macOS. Launch the Skype app. Select Skype from the Mac menu bar. Select Check For Updates. The software will alert you if an update is available. Select Download to begin the updating process. If no update is available, you'll see a message that says You're on the latest version of Skype. How to Update Skype on Windows The process is virtually identical with Skype for Windows, save for a difference in the exact menu bar and button used. Here's how you do it: Launch the Skype app. At the top left, next to your profile picture, select the 3 vertical dots (More). Select Help and Feedback. The software will alert you if an update is available. Select Download to begin the updating process. If no update is available, you'll see a message that says You're on the latest version of Skype. How to Update Skype on iPhone You can update Skype for iPhone by opening the App Store and tapping the Updates tab. To update Skype on your iPhone, you have to do the following: Open the Apple App Store app. Tap Updates (in the bottom-left corner of the screen). Scroll down to check whether an update for Skype is available. If an update is available, tap UPDATE. You can also check if you have the latest version of Skype by opening the app. Launch the Skype app. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen. Scroll down and tap About to see which version of Skype you have. How to Update Skype on Android The process for performing a Skype update on Android is similar to iPhone. Open the Google Play Store app. Select More (hamburger) on the left-hand side of the screen. Select My apps & games. Updates should be selected. If Skype has an update, you should see it in this list. If not either scroll down until you find Skype, or select Installed to see all apps installed on your Android device. Select Update. If you don't see an Update option it means you already have the latest version of Skype. How to Turn on Automatic Updates in Skype for macOS Skype will automatically update your software unless you change to manual updates in its settings. Here's how to turn automatic Skype updates for Mac off or on: Launch System Preferences. Open App Store settings. Uncheck the Install app updates option. Check this again to switch auto-updates back on. Doing this deactivates automatic updates for all the apps on your Mac, so it's not really a good idea unless, for whatever reason, you really dislike Skype being updated automatically. How to Turn on Automatic Updates in Skype for Windows 10 Windows 10 has a couple of ways to disable automatic updates. This process disables automatic updates from running, which includes security patches. Use this option with discretion.