Skype for iPhone and iPad pick up iOS 9 support with quick replies, Spotlight search, and more

Microsoft has updated Skype on both the iPhone and iPad, adding a number of enhancements for iOS 9. Notably, both apps support quick replies from notifications, as well as Spotlight search, from which you can also start conversations with your Skype contacts.

Here's what you'll find in Skype for iPhone 6.3:

  • Full iOS9 compatibility.
  • Reply to Skype notifications without needing to open Skype.
  • Start chats with Skype contacts directly from Spotlight search.

These changes are also present in Skype for iPad 6.3, though that app has two additional updates as well. First is support for Split View and Slide Over multitasking. Second, Microsoft has made improvements for the app's low call volume issue.

You can grab both apps for free from the App Store right now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.