UC, Lync 2013, Need help signing in to Lync 2013 for Android?

On this page, you can find the answers to some frequently asked questions about signing into Lync 2013 for Android.

What is the Lync app?

The Lync 2013 App for Android is communication software that you can use for IM, voice & video calls, real-time collaboration, and more. If you’re not part of an organization that uses Lync, however, you won’t be able to use the Lync 2013 app.

How do I sign-in for the first time?

Use these settings to configure your device when you sign into Lync for the first time:

  • Email address: yournetid@illinois.edu (or yournetid@uillinois.edu for AITS employees)
  • User Name: UOFI\yournetid
  • Password: your AD password
  • Check "save password" (so that you won't need to re-authenticate whenever you change networks)

Do I need to enter proxy settings?

If you’re behind an authenticated proxy, you’ll need to provide proxy authentication information, as follows:

  • From the Sign-in screen, tap Show Advanced Option, the icon on the bottom left
  • Tap HTTP Proxy to enter your proxy settings.

When do I need to manually specify an auto-discovery server?

If you can’t sign in, you may need to manually specify the auto-discovery server.

I’m trying to sign in to Lync Server 2010 but I have the Lync 2013 app installed

If you’ve installed the Lync 2013 app on your mobile device but are trying to sign in to Lync Server 2010, uninstall the Lync 2013 app and install the Lync 2010 app. From your mobile, search for Microsoft Lync 2010 for Android at the Google Play Store.

How long do I stay signed in on Lync app for Android?

Once you’re signed in you’ll remain signed in while as long as there is connectivity. If connectivity is lost for 30 or more minutes, you’ll be signed out. If you have connectivity but haven’t used the application for 10 days, you’ll be signed out.

Can I install both Lync 2010 for Android and Lync 2013 for Android on the same device?

This is not recommended. If you install both apps, you’ll receive double alerts for incoming calls and IMs. If you’re on February 2013 Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2013 or later, and you’re able to sign in to Lync 2013 for Android, you need to uninstall Lync 2010 for Android app.

Keywords:Lync, Lync 2013, sign in, log in, configure, configuration, mobile, device, settings, wifi, proxy, http, server, Lync 2010, android Skype for Business 2015   Doc ID:49967
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-03 11:29 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 17:12 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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