Why Is Skype Not Working on My Mac?
Skype allows the world to communicate. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to:
- make video and voice calls,
- send instant messages and
- share files with other people.
This great tool is ever so valuable in times when people work remotely, like the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Skype is available on all major platforms, including macOS. It’s a great app, when it works. But when it’s wonky and your calls drop or the video stream freezes – it’s going to be an issue!
There is an easy enough fix for connectivity-related Skype issues on your Mac. Read below and we will shed more light on the causes and how to fix this.
Reasons Why Skype Disconnects on Mac
Skype video (and even audio) calls are extremely bandwidth-hungry and demand a lot from your Internet connection to work properly. So, when determining why Skype is disconnecting on Mac, you should first look at your Internet connection. It might be that your Internet connection is too slow and doesn’t have enough bandwidth for a VoIP HD video call. Or the connection is flaky and you’re experiencing a lot of “packets loss.” Both of these issues are amplified when you are on the move, since MacBooks can not easily transition between different Wi-Fi networks or cell towers without interrupting apps and dropping Internet VoIP calls, such as the ones on Skype.
Whatever the case, by default Mac computers are designed to only use one Internet connection at a time. They are often connected to more than one Internet source – Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, mobile data – but they don’t use all simultaneously. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could be able to do that, for speed and reliability?
Forget About Troubleshooting Skype Issues on Mac. Get Speedify to Fix Disconnect Issues.
Speedify is a fast bonding VPN that changes the way your Mac connects to the Internet. Instead of just using one connection, Speedify allows your computer to connect to the Internet over multiple connections simultaneously. This instantly increases your connection bandwidth and reliability and provides a better and “disconnect-free” Skype experience. You will always have the best video quality on calls and don’t ever drop any calls.
Speedify also monitors the quality of your Internet connections. When it detects that you’re on a bad Wi-Fi network, it will automatically and seamlessly reroute the data through other available connections, such as wired Ethernet and/or cellular data. Best of all, when the Wi-Fi is back online and reliable, it begins using it again – automatically and in the background. Say goodbye to Skype disconnecting on Mac!
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Speedify can bond any combination of 2 or more Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic between them for optimal performance.
In the majority of cases, Speedify will automatically detect and start using any Internet connections available to your device - but if you need help we have quick start guides available for most common set ups.
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Speedify Gets You Both Speed and Security on Your Mac
In addition to delivering a faster Internet experience to your macOS computer, Speedify uses advanced technology to encrypt all the data sent to and from your device. Speedify keeps you safe from compromised Wi-Fi networks, snooping ISPs, and other threats. It was also designed to have zero impact on your devices battery life.
Speedify is also smart enough to try and send as much data as possible through Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet instead of over more expensive mobile data connections – saving you from potential overage fees from your carrier! Plus – you’ll have the peace of mind that your company’s sensitive data will not get into the wrong hands when delivering presentations.
Using Skype can be tricky, to say the least, when you’re on the move or don’t have the “brightest” Internet connection. But Speedify has your back covered when it comes to Skype disconnecting on Mac! Get it now!