I've got Nokia Lumia 636 with Windows Phone 8.1. One of these days it stopped to log in to Skype. I tried to log in with Skype name, and with Microsoft account. Both methods fail. Although, I use Gmail's mailbox for the latter, if that matters. I can log in with both credentials on login.live.com. Why is that? Is there a way to make it work on my phone?

  • The solution would be to change phone / OS. I have 1 GB RAM Nokia and made the mistake to upgrade to WIN 10. It had really good user interface, but it was really buggy, restarting apps all the time. Went back to 8.1. Much better - however FB messenger not supported, now Skype... If you are a Nokia fan, there are Android options now. Cheers
    – user29575
    Aug 3 '17 at 15:54

Skype is no longer supported on Windows Phone 8.1 as of July 2017. Your options pretty much boil down to the following:

  • Actually, I've got exactly Nokia Lumia 636 with 1GB of RAM. It's just that I couldn't find the appropriate tag. Although, that doesn't matter much probably.
    – x-yuri
    Jul 19 '17 at 19:16
  • No problem, I've fixed the model name in the question. In the future, you can just leave a note in your post asking someone (a mod or regular user with enough reputation) to create the tag for you, that's preferable to tagging with the wrong model. But the Lumia 636 should actually be eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, per this page. You can download the Upgrade Advisor app from the Store to get started.
    – Indrek
    Jul 20 '17 at 8:10
  • Was trying to resurrect a Lumia 1020 to have as backup phone and was banging my head against the wall for almost an hour trying to get Skype to connect. Thanks for posting the link, as unfortunate as the information is.
    – Jedidja
    Nov 17 '17 at 15:44

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