Skype for Business on smartphones

Skype for Business/Lync application is supported on iPhone, Android and Windows Phones.

The application provides instant messaging, presence, address book. Possibility to make phone calls using your CERN landline number is available when a CERN number is migrated to Lync Phone system (more information here).

It's very convenient and cost saving especially when travelling. Find a Wifi hotspot, start Lync application on your mobile and do phone calls using your CERN landline number as you were in your office.

 

Installation:

Go to a market store that is provided by the vendor of your smartphone

  • App Store on iPhone
  • Google Play on Android
  • Store on Windows Phone

Search and install Skype for Business application

Login using your CERN primary e-mail address (usually first.last@cern.ch)

You might be asked to provide a GSM phone number of your smartphone. The information is used for simultaneous ring and other features.

 

We advise to use only Wifi network to make phone calls from Lync.

  • Click icon of your account - left upper corner
  • Choose Settings
  • Activate: "Require Wi-Fi for Voice"

 

On Android smartphone it might be useful to acitvate an option to run application in the background:

  • Click icon of your account - left upper corner
  • Choose Settings
  • Activate: "Run in the background"