Ever wonder about the emoji you received in a text that almost looked like the person sending it? This month I will give you the steps on for a Galaxy phone – next month, the iPhone.
Important: On some phones, you can only adjust your emoji’s fine details before you save your emoji. You cannot change those details after you’ve saved the final version.
When you’re ready to see the cartoon version of yourself, open the Camera app and tap MORE.
Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera or AR Emoji Studio. On some phones, you’ll need to tap MORE, and then tap AR EMOJI.
If needed, tap Allow. Then, tap the Plus icon to turn yourself into an emoji. On some phones, you’ll need to choose Make from selfie or Make from pic.
Follow the on-screen instructions, and when you’re ready, tap Capture.
Tap your desired body type, and then tap Next. Meet your very own emoji.
You can edit some of the finer details before you save your emoji. Tap the Face, Makeup, Clothes, or Accessories icons at the bottom to change your emoji’s features as needed. When you are done, tap Next, and then tap All done to save your emoji.
Tip of the month
If you haven’t done so already, please install the security update for any Apple device that you own. A major security flaw was discovered and the iOS 14.8 will protect you. At the recent Apple Event, the iPhone 13 was showcased along with the Apple Watch Series 7 and new iPad models. You can read about all the yearly event here.
As expected, iOS 15, available now, will be offering new features. Here are a few:
FaceTime will also start to look more like Zoom, allowing you to see all participants in a grid view, schedule calls and share links to calls that can be accessed via browser on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices.
ID card support for the Wallet will be available, allowing you to carry digital versions of government issued identifications cards like your driver’s license.
iMessage will add some sharing features for images, playlists and new articles.