Apple‘s new way to is now available with the . The update now includes more skin colors, new makeup, accessories, piercings and even the ability to customize your teeth. Apple is also letting you use Memoji in brand-new ways. The improved Memoji avatars are already baked into the new .
Memoji are one more way Apple is trying to personalize your device, while also standing out from rivals. While Samsung phones have AR Emoji avatars you can create, the and Samsung barely mentioned the feature when it launched its phones. Google hasn’t come out with its own Memoji competitor, though standalone apps like are still popular for iPhone and Android.
Read on for all the details of what you can do with Memoji.
Where can you use Apple’s Memoji?
Memoji can be used in the Messages, FaceTime, Mail and Notes apps, as well as your other favorite apps.
All the ways you can customize Memoji
With iOS 13, you have more options for skin colors (including green), hairstyles, facial hair and makeup. There are different tabs you can move between to access each category (skin, hairstyle, eyes and so on). From each tab, use the slider to adjust the skin, hair and makeup colors.
You’ll also notice more accessories options, like hats, glasses,, earrings, braces and piercings. Customize your teeth by giving your Memoji a gap, a missing tooth and even braces.
What are Memoji stickers?
Instead of using emoji when you’re messaging your friends, you can use your personalized Memoji stickers. Once you design your Memoji, your iPhone ($999 at Amazon) will automatically create a sticker pack for you to use.
Where to find your Memoji stickers
When you’re in the Messages app, Mail app or other apps, tap the emoji icon. Your Memoji stickers are on the left.
Where do I go to personalize my Memoji?
In your Messages app, tap the Memoji icon, select the three-dots icon and tap New Memoji. If you already have a Memoji, you can edit, duplicate or delete it.
When will I see this new update?
You’ll have to— make sure to .
Is the Memoji update available on all iPhones?
As long as your device has an A9 chip or later, you can use it — this means you must have an, or a fifth-generation iPad.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated to add availability with the iOS 13 update.