Although Apple strives to make its mobile devices usable, it is known to combine a crazy series to increase interest in the latest operating system. In recent years, the Animoji and Memoji functions have fueled that trend. Animoji uses animal and other object icons (such as poop) as primary motifs. Memoji – derived from the word me – has extended Animoji functions to avatars that you can make to look very much like you or someone you know, a bit like Bitmoji. With Animoji and Memoji you determine what your friends and contacts see when they connect to you.
This whole madness of Animoji started with the iPhone X and the debut of the Animoji feature in iOS 1
With iOS 13, Memoji are available on older iPhones that do not have advanced cameras & # 39; s by automatically generating Memoji Sticker packages that anyone can use in Messages, Mail and third-party apps. Memoji stickers also work with Animoji & # 39; s, so all Memoji and Animoji get sticker packages in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Although these Memoji & # 39; s are static, there are 24 variants in the package that allow you to adjust the emotion that you want to express with your avatar. The Memoji feature enhancements in iOS 13 offer new options for skin color, facial hair, makeup, hairstyles and accessories. With skin and hair control sliders you can create unique color combinations for your Memoji. New accessories such as earrings, piercings, eye wear, headwear and even Apple AirPods complete your distinctive look.
How to make a Memoji
Creating your own Memoji is easy and fun. You can create a Memoji that looks exactly like you or what you want to look like. You can make your friends' Memoji & # 39; s. Here's how to get started.
- Open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap the icon New message at the top right of the screen.
- If you do not see, tap the App Store icon in the app drawer below the message bar to display the app box.
- Select the three-headed Memoji icon.
- You see several Animoji to choose from, but tap the Plus icon on the left to get a blank Memoji canvas.
- Start on the first panel with attributes such as Skin Tone Freckles Cheeks and Beauty Spot details. Just choose what you want. You don't have to use everything.
- As you continue to sweep, choose from a range of hairstyles, eyebrow styles, eye shapes and colors, head shapes and age, nose, mouth, jewelry and more.
- Once you're in the Headgear section, you can rock those AirPods.
Editing a Memoji
A Memoji is not in pixel stone. So don't worry if you really want to change your complexion to blue or your hair to purple with gray highlights. You can easily update the Memoji that you already have.
- Start the Messages app.
- Tap the icon New message in the upper right corner.
- If the app drawer is hidden, tap the App Store icon.
- Scroll sideways to the right and select your Memoji icon.
- Tap the icon Three-Dot to display a menu that allows you to update your existing Memoji or create a new one.  Tap Edit and browse through the different options to change your persona to whatever you want to be.
Using your Memoji on an iPhone with a TrueDepth camera
To use your Memoji, open the App drawer in the iMessage window, select the Animoji icon and swipe to find your Memoji. Because your Memoji reflects your muscle movements, you want to make sure that your face is in view of the camera. When you are finished, tap the record button in the lower left corner. You can record up to 30 seconds.
When you are finished, you can tap the record button again to end the recording – but it only appears if you have not used the full 30 seconds. You can then view it once and choose to view it again by tapping Replay above your Memoji. If you are not satisfied, you can tap the trash can icon to delete it and try again. To send it, simply tap the blue arrow – the recipient can then play it from his iMessage window once it's delivered, but you can choose to play it again by tapping it in the message window.
You can also record your Memoji in photos that you take with the camera in iMessage. Once the front camera is open, you can place your Memoji on your own head, take the photo and send it. The same goes for FaceTime – during video chat with someone else you can apply the Memoji to live video.
Using your Memoji without the TrueDepth camera
Now that you have created your Memoji, you can use it wherever emoji's are accepted and even if your photo is in Contacts. Your customized Memoji stickers can be used in various apps, including Messages, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Mail, Notes and Reminders.
- Set up your message or email or note.
- Swipe right to reveal commonly used Memoji & # 39; s.
- Or tap the icon Three-Dot to reveal your Memoji stickers collection and choose the new one you want to use.
Everyone can see your Memoji, even your friends on Android.