The Skype app requires me to constantly launch it if I want to receive any messages on my iPad. Switch away, and a couple of hours later it goes offline and stops receiving messages/calls. There is of course no indication whatsoever of whether it's still running in the background.
Is there a fix for this? Is this a bug in Skype that can only be fixed by Skype developers, or is there something I can do about this? Like some sort of a setting to allow Skype to stay open in the background.
Took me a lot of time to discover you have an option in iPhone (iPad) Settings app, you scroll down until you find Skype, and there you have the option to go offline automatically. Make sure this is set appropriately (e.g. to Never).
I'm running last version available today, 23rd of may 2012, both IOS and Skype. Solved my problem few weeks ago.