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The September 22, 2016, update (version 6.8) for Microsoft Skype for Business App on iOS includes the following new features:

  • New voice settings that provide more flexibility when you use VoIP or a cellular data connection during meetings.

  • Support for iOS 10.

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Issues and improvements that are fixed

This update includes the following issues and improvements:

  • User can switch¬†the RequireWiFi for Voice¬†settings (True or False), but this does not actually set up the true policy.

  • This update adds callback-to-listen for VM of different codecs, or data-protected VMs.

  • The Speakerphone icon is highlighted, but sound goes through the earpiece.

  • The iOS client doesn't allow usage of the dial pad when a PIN is required for long-distance calls.

  • Show push capabilities (status) in the Options view.

  • Tapping +1 for a long time (two seconds) should call voice mail.

  • Images are shifted.

  • Integrated speakers are selected forcibly as audio device on video calls. (build number:

  • Skype for Business for iOS can't join online meeting as guest. (build number:

  • This update includes iOS 10 compatibility.

  • This update deletes UCMP references from UI code.

  • This update includes new voice settings.

  • Audio over Bluetooth on iOS 10 stutters.

  • The conference IM changes to a conference call automatically.

  • You should not able to send IM by only using the Space key.

  • The outgoing call can't return to the chat page when a remote user rejects the call by replying in IM in the desktop client.

  • Skype for Business crashes when the presenter shares the screen.

  • Skype for Business crashes after you sign in.

  • Users can't start Skype for Business in iOS 8.4.

  • The Audio less - Sharing icon should be displayed in the Recent list when you share a screen.

  • The Present option should be displayed when you select the More button in audio less sharing as presenter.

  • Push notification should be displayed if users disable notifications.

  • Skype for Business crashes when you open a voice mail page.

  • This update changes the layout to add join through PSTN. Additionally, this update adds the Placeholder button to select country or city in meeting details.

  • You are taken to the conversation screen instead of starting a PSTN call when you tap a previous telephone number on the dial pad.

  • The iPhone Group List page displays Dismiss instead of dismiss.

  • Skype for Business crashes when you change the voice settings in network connectivity.

  • Skype for Business crashes when you switch between the shares.

  • ime isn't updated for a conversation through cellular callback.

  • Skype for Business crashes when you join a meeting as anonymous for the first time.

  • Skype for Business crashes when you switch an account to sign in to Skype for Business.

  • When you select items in the Timeline view, Skype for Business crashes if a refresh operation is in progress.

Update information

This update is available for download and installation from the following Apple iTunes website:

Download the Skype for Business iOS App update now.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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