UC, Lync 2013, Set Your Status in Lync 2013 for Windows Phone

On this page, you can learn how to set your presence status in Lync 2013 for Windows Phone.


Your presence information includes availability status such as Available or Away, and is also indicated by a color-coded presence indicator such as green, yellow, or red.

When you’re using Lync on a mobile device and others look you up, it will say Mobile next to your name. This means you’re on a mobile device.

Statuses you can set

To change your status, from the my info screen, tap your current status, and then from the Set Your Status screen, select one of the following presence statuses:

  • Available
  • Busy
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Be Right Back
  • Off Work
  • Appear Away
  • Reset Status
  • Sign Out: This will sign you out.

Statuses that are set automatically

The following appear automatically in your status area.

  • Inactive: Your computer hasn’t been used or you haven’t used Lync on your mobile device for 5 minutes or more.
  • Offline.

Once you’re signed in, you remain signed in as long as there is connectivity. If you’re not actively using the app on your mobile device or Lync on your computer, your status shows as Inactive. If you have connectivity but haven’t used the app for 10 days, you’re signed out.

Set a personal note

When you change your Automatic Replies (Out of Office) settings in Microsoft Outlook, the note that you type there also appears in the personal note area in Lync (the box above the picture area and your name). This note stays in Lync until you cancel the note in Microsoft Outlook, or type a new note.

To set a personal note, do this:

  • From the My Info screen, in the note area, type any kind of note you want. The note appears with your contact card.



Keywords:lync, lync 2013, windows phone, mobile, status, presence, available, away, busy, personal note, note, automatic reply, outlook Skype for Business 2015   Doc ID:50147
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-07 17:55 CDTUpdated:2016-01-26 17:53 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, University of Illinois Technology Services, Voice Services
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