Staying online in Skype.

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  1. akaDan

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    Hi all.

    I'm a novice when it comes to iPads so I was wondering if you could help me out. I'm trying to set an iPad up for my parents so that they can stay in touch with family overseas. The problem is that when the iPad goes into sleep mode/locked mode it puts them as offline on Skype. Apparently this is because the wi-fi connection is turned off when the iPad goes into sleep mode?

    Basically I'm trying to keep it so that the Skype app is constantly open and they are always shown as online as they do not know when they will next be able to get in contact with our family overseas so it is important that they are always shown as available.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks, Dan.
     
  2. akaDan

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  3. oberkc

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    Does not the iPad, under settings, allow one to disable the sleep function? Of course, you may want to keep it plugged in while not using else the battery may not last as long as you have come to expect while in sleep mode.
     
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    Preventing iPad from sleeping

    On the iPad2, you do settings, general, auto lock, never.
     
  5. Kaykaykay

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    I don't know about wi-fi, but my 3G iPads and iPhone stay logged onto Skype and I hear Skype calls ringing through even when the devices are in sleep mode. Depends on your needs and budget, but 3G might be an option.
     
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    You're looking at an article that's dated, which is why you're not seeing the option. If you have the iPad Skype app loaded on an iPad now, you'll see an option that says "Go offline," and you can choose "never," which will keep you logged on indefinitely.

    The option comes with the Skype app. It's under Settings. (Then click on the Skype app icon to find the option.)
     
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    Can anyone tell me what to expect for data usage when using Skype on 3G? At Verizon they told me it would use a lot, but couldn't tell me how much
     
  8. iPad 2 is cool

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    In the UK I have an iPad sim from 3 (a mobile operator), they allow free unlimited skype forever, it does not eat into your data allowance. Do you not have something similar stateside ?

    Sent from my beloved iPad 2 using iPF...... All For One And One For All.
     
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    Sorry, can't help with this. I buy unlimited data, so I don't have to track.
     
  10. K1W1

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    Same here. I've had Skype calls on my iPad at 5.30 in the morning when it's been in sleep mode for at least 6 hours or so previously (on wifi).
     

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