Joining Skype for Business Meetings from Mobile Devices

By Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

The Skype for Business app is available for Window, iOS, and Android devices. Once you’ve downloaded, installed, and logged in to the app, the user interface is very similar.

On an Android device, the main screen will display your upcoming meetings and recent contacts. If you want to see the full list of meetings for today and next day, click on the Meeting icon at the top of the screen (see the following figure). On the Meetings information screen, you will see a button to join the meeting.

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Skype for Business home screen on an Android device.

After you’ve joined the meeting, you will be able to interact with the meeting participants, share video, add more participants, and view the presenter’s screen if it’s being shared.

On a Windows phone, viewing a presenter’s screen is impressive (see the following figure) with a high fidelity treatment of the image. Controls can be hidden or displayed to allow you to interact with the participants.

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Viewing a screen sharing session from a Windows smartphone.

On an iPad, the quality of the screen sharing is the same, but the controls are placed differently to conform to the iOS user interface design (see the following figure).

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Call controls on an iPad.

Screen sharing and video sharing from your mobile device will consume cellular data if you aren’t connected to Wi-Fi. You can change the settings in the Skype for Business app for your particular device to allow screen and video sharing only while connected to Wi-Fi.