Skype automatically answers calls on Android due to a bug, but a fix is in the works

Skype automatically answers calls on Android due to a bug, but a fix is in the works
If you're using Skype for your day to day communication with friends, co-workers or business partners, there's a high chance that you've been affected by a nasty bug that makes the app automatically answer all calls on Android devices.

Microsoft is probably the only one that can tell for sure when exactly the issue started to manifest for the first time, but reports go back as far as January, probably soon after the developers updated the app. Sadly, it appears that the issue now affects even more users, as we're seeing lots of recent reports posted on Microsoft's support forum.

For the time being, there's no workaround to prevent Skype from answering calls that you want to ignore, so the only way to avoid the issue is to uninstall the app until Microsoft fixes it. Not even having the “Answer incoming calls automatically” option disabled will not stop Skype from doing just that, AndroidPolice reports.

The good news is Microsoft has already identified the issue and managed to patch it, but only in the latest Skype preview app. If you want to continue to use the app without being affected by the bug, you can download the beta until the final version gets updated later this month.

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9 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Isn’t this is exactly what happened to facetime on iOS? Let’s see how long android users are going to be exposed before they get their updates?

2. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You make it sound like they can't uninstall the app and get an alternative...

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Well you could uninstall facetime just as easy and get an alternative.

7. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The thing is that it's built into the phone and it's a staple people in the Apple Ecosystem prefer to use and they think others are inferior. That's y'all's mentality and why it affected more people than people whonuse Skype on Android. There are better alternatives than Skype available for us.

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

But but but...... skype ain’t preloaded on Android Phones and it isn’t the default video calling app.

4. dumpster666

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

skype is not Google's app moron.

6. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I’m comparing the similarity of the problem.

8. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

All and all, your efforts are pretty much futile.

9. sirohunter

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Efforts? It's the same problem bruh, who cares if the app is preloaded or not? It can be uninstalled... duh

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