iOS 10 has come with a lot of new features and APIs built into it. Most of them add new utility or improve existing functionality. However some APIs, though useful, may cause unintentional actions that may not be suitable to all users. For instance the API called CallKit is a part of iOS 10 and this enables VoIP calls including Skype calls to show up as regular voice calls with regular accept and decline buttons in place of the previous notification styles.
Now, some users wish to differentiate between their regular network based voice calls and VoIP calls like Skype ones. Fortunately, there is a way to hide Skype calls from appearing in iOS 10 Phone app thereby making it easier for you to recognize usual phone calls. This will also prevent the Skype calls from being displayed in the ‘Recents’ tab of the Phone app.
How To Turn Off Integrated Calling For Skype Calls In iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad
Using the following simple steps you can disable Skype calls from appearing up in your iOS 10 phone app and also clean up your ‘Recents’ tab.
Step 1: First open the Skype app
Step 2: Now tap on ‘My info’ tab
Step 2: Tap on ‘Settings’
Step 3: Finally, Toggle off Integrated Calling option and that’s it. Here on, Skype calls won’t show up in your Phone app any further like regular calls.
So, you have completed the major part and the next part involves deleting already existing Skype call entries from the ‘Recents’ tab of the Phone app. There is no magical option for this as you have to do it manually. You can swipe left on each Skype call entry in the ‘Recents’ menu and then choose the ‘Delete’ option.
Once you have disabled CallKit integration, you will get your Skype calls appear on the lock screen as notifications and you will not be able to make Skype calls right away from yours contacts app or list any further.