How to use Memoji on your iPhone or iPad Pro

Create a Memoji to match your personality and mood, then make as many alter egos as you want in Messages and FaceTime.

Memoji

 

Create your Memoji

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon, then swipe right and tap New Memoji add new memoji.
  3. Customize the features of your memoji — like skintone, hairstyle, eyes, and more.
  4. Tap Done.

With iOS 13 and iPadOS, your Memoji become sticker packs that live in your keyboard. From there, you can use them to bring personality to Messages, Mail, and other apps. Learn more about using stickers.

You can create a Memoji sticker on any device with iOS 13 or iPadOS, but you need an iPhone X or later, or an iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) to create and use an animated Memoji.

Use your Memoji

Now it's time to put your animated Memoji to use in Messages or FaceTime.

Messages

To send an animated Memoji or a Memoji sticker:

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon, then swipe left to pick your Memoji.
  3. Tap record icon to record and stop recording to stop. You can record for 30 seconds. To choose a different Memoji with the same recording, tap another Memoji that you created. To create a Memoji sticker, touch and hold the Memoji and drag it to the message thread. To delete a Memoji, tap delete icon.
  4. Tap send icon to send.

To use an animated Animoji and Memoji, you need a compatible iPhone or iPad Pro.

FaceTime

  1. Open FaceTime and make a call. 
  2. When the call starts, tap effects icon.
  3. Tap the memoji that you want to use.
  4. Continue your FaceTime call with your customized Memoji or tap x icon to continue without a Memoji or go back to the FaceTime menu.

To change your Animoji or Memoji, or to remove it during a FaceTime call, repeat steps 2-4.

To use an animated Animoji and Memoji, you need a compatible iPhone or iPad Pro.

Use Camera Effects with your Memoji

With iOS 12 and later, and iPadOS, you can use Camera Effects to liven up your conversations even more. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Memoji:

  1. Open Messages and tap write message to create a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap camera icon, then take a photo or video.
  3. Tap effects icon, tap animoji icon , then pick the Memoji that you want to use. You can add more effects to your photo or video.
  4. After you pick your Memoji, tap x icon in the bottom-right corner, then tap gray circle icon.
  5. Tap blue send icon to send or tap Done to add a personal message before you send your photo. If you don't want to send the photo, tap x icon in the upper-right corner of the photo.

To use an animated Animoji and Memoji, you need a compatible iPhone or iPad Pro.

Manage your Memojis

Want to change a Memoji you already created? You can edit the features or duplicate an existing Memoji with new features, or delete a Memoji.

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon, swipe right until you find the Memoji you want, then tap more icon.
  3. Choose Edit, Duplicate, or Delete. 

If you want your Memoji on all of your compatible devicesyou need two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID, and you need to be signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID on all the devices. You also need to have iCloud Drive turned on. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Drive.

To use an animated Animoji and Memoji, you need a compatible iPhone or iPad Pro.

Do more with your messages

To use an animated Animoji and Memoji, you need a compatible iPhone or iPad Pro.

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