UC, Lync 2013, Get Started with Lync 2013 for Android

On this page, you can learn how get starting using Lync 2013 on your Android device.


The Microsoft® Lync® 2013 for Android app brings Lync presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice and video to your mobile device. With Lync 2013 for Android, you’ve got several ways to communicate, including IM, calling, or a video call using either Wi-Fi only or your cellular data connection when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.

What do you want to do?

Installation requirements

You’ll need an Android 4.0 or a later phone-oriented operating system to install Lync 2013 for Android.

Install Lync app

Install the Lync app on your mobile phone with a couple of steps.

  1. From your phone, go to the Google Play Store app, and search for Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android.
  2. Tap the Install button. As soon as the app is installed, it appears on your phone.

Remove Lync app

To remove the Lync app, do this:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Application manager.
  2. Tap Lync 2013. On the Lync 2013 screen, tap Uninstall.
  3. As soon as the app disappears, it’s removed from your phone.

Sign in to Lync app

If you have a cellular data plan, or your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, signing in is quick. Just start the Lync app, and on the sign-in screen, enter your credentials, and tap Sign In. To sign in, enter yournetid@illinois.edu (or, if you are an AITS employee, use yournetid@uillinois.edu) and your AD password.

For more information, see Help Signing In?

In some cases a user name should be provided in the Advanced Options. If you haven’t used Lync on your desktop computer and this is the first time you’re using Lync, you need to have a Lync account created and a sign-in address. If you don’t know this information, contact the Technology Services Help Desk. You can’t create a new Lync account from the Lync 2013 for Android app.

Sign out of Lync app

To sign out of Lync, tap the My Info icon, first icon from the left. Then under your name, tap your current status and on the Set my status screen, tap Sign Out. You can also tap the Menu button on your phone, and then tap Sign out.

Use Lync app for the first time

The first time you sign in, you’ll need to decide whether you want to make Lync audio and video calls by using Wi-Fi only, or by using your cellular data connection when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.

  1. When you first sign in, tap Next.

  2. On the MANAGE DATA USE screen, on the Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls section, select one of the following options:
  • Tap ON to use Wi-Fi or the mobile voice network to make Lync calls.
  • Tap OFF to use Wi-Fi to make Lync calls. When you’re not connected to Wi-Fi, you can use your cellular data connection or mobile minutes instead.
  1. On the Require Wi-Fi for video calls select one of the following options:
  • Tap ON to use only Wi-Fi to make Lync video calls.
  • Tap OFF to use your cellular data connection to make Lync video calls when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.
  1. When you’ve made your selections, tap Next.

  2. Enter your Android’s mobile number with country / region codes. When Lync cannot use the Wi-Fi or cellular data connection to make an audio or video call, you’ll be called back at this number to connect you to the audio portion of the Lync call.

  3. When you’ve finished entering your number, tap Next.

  4. Next, the Change Call Forwarding Setting screen is shown, confirm your call forwarding settings by tapping Yes or No.

  5. Tap Next to sync your Lync contacts on your device phonebook. If you don’t want to sync your Lync contact, uncheck the Sync contacts box.

  6. Tap Done to start using Lync.

 NOTE:    To change call options, from the Lync screen, tap your phone’s Menu button, tap Options, and then tap Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls or Require Wi-Fi for video calls.

Here’s what happens when you make your selection:

Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls: OFF

  • Lync might use your cellular data connection to make and receive audio calls when you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, Lync tries to use the Wi-Fi network for audio calls instead.
  • If you’re not connected to Wi-Fi and your cellular data connection is low, when you make an audio or video call, Lync calls you back at the number you specify. For these calls, you’re connected to the audio portion of the Lync call only. Video isn’t available for that call. This might result in usage of your mobile voice plan minutes.

Require Wi-Fi for VoIP calls: ON

  • Lync won’t use your cellular data connection to make or receive calls.
  • If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, Lync tries to use Wi-Fi for calls.
  • If you’re not connected to Wi-Fi when you make an audio or video call, Lync calls you back at the number you specify. For these calls, you’re connected to the audio portion of the Lync call only. Video isn’t available for that call. This might result in usage of your mobile voice plan minutes.

Require Wi-Fi for video calls: OFF

  • Lync might use your cellular data connection to send and receive video when you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, Lync tries to use the Wi-Fi network for video instead.
  • Video isn’t available for calls connected via your mobile number over the cellular voice network.

Require Wi-Fi for video calls: ON

  • Lync won’t use your cellular data connection to send or receive video.
  • If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, Lync tries to use Wi-Fi for video.
  • If you’re not connected to Wi-Fi when you make an audio or video call, Lync calls you back at the number you specify. For these calls you’ll be connected to the audio portion of the Lync call only. Video won’t be available for that call. This might result in usage of your mobile voice plan minutes.



Keywords:Lync, Lync 2013, Android, installation, wifi, google play, cellular, data, voip Skype for Business 2015   Doc ID:49960
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-02 17:56 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 17:12 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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