Install and test Skype for Business for iOS

Summary: How to install and test the Skype for Business for iOS app.

The Skype for Business for iOS app brings Skype for Business presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice and video calling to iOS devices. Users with Lync 2013 will either get the updated app automatically or be prompted to update it manually, depending on their user settings. New users can download it from the Apple App Store. The Skype for Business for iOS app is only available on iOS versions 8.0 and later.

Installing Skype for Business for iOS

  1. From your iOS device, tap App Store, and search for Skype for Business for iOS.

  2. Tap Download > Open.

  3. Sign in to the app.

Verifying mobile client installation

After you sign in successfully, use the following tests to verify that your Skype for Business installation is working correctly on your iOS device.

Search for a contact in the corporate directory

  1. In the Contacts list, tap inside the search bar at the top, and begin typing the name of a contact that exists only in the global address list (GAL).

  2. Verify that the contact name appears in the search results.

Test instant messaging and presence

  1. In the Contacts list, tap a contact.

  2. Verify that an instant messaging (IM) window appears and that you can type and send an IM.

Test dial-out conferencing

  1. In Outlook, schedule a Skype for Business meeting.

  2. On the mobile device, open the meeting invitation.

  3. Click the Join Meeting button.

  4. Answer the call from the conference service and verify that you are connected to the meeting audio.

Test push notifications

  1. On user A's mobile device, sign in to Skype for Business with user A's account.

  2. Open another application on the mobile device.

  3. On a different client, sign in to Skype for Business with user B's account.

  4. Send an IM from user B to user A.

  5. Verify that the IM notification appears on user A's mobile device.