04 October 2019
Skype has undergone quite a number of changes and additions in the recent past. Not too long ago, the app was updated with background blur support for video calls. In addition to this, it also gained HD video calling. Did you know that Skype is going to allow 50 people in group video calls? While all this is amazing, unfortunately, there’s trouble in paradise. Skype for Android is suffering from a nasty bug which automatically answers incoming calls.
The bug isn’t exactly a recent one as a few users have expressed their grievances about the issue in January on the Microsoft support forum. It seems like the only ones who can confirm when the bug cropped up is Microsoft. Unluckily, the bug is now widespread and is affecting more and more users as is evident from the increasing number of posts on the Microsoft support forum.
Sadly, as of now, there’s no fix for this. There’s not even a workaround. Even keeping the “Answer incoming calls automatically” option toggled off will stop not stop Skype from answering the incoming calls. So, if you want to ignore Skype calls, the only way to do is by uninstalling the app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
However, there is a silver lining, Microsoft has identified the issue and is currently working on a patch to fix the problem. There is a beta version of the app available without the bug. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make use of it before the final stable and patched one releases.
Skype Beta | Android | Play Store, Free