How Do I Create A Memoji On My iPhone? Here’s The Truth!

You’ve always wanted an emoji that looks exactly like you. Now, with Memojis, you can make one! In this article, I’ll show you how to create a Memoji on your iPhone!

Update Your iPhone To iOS 12 Or newer

Memojis are an iOS 12 feature, so you’ll have to make sure your iPhone is up to date before you can create one. To update your iPhone, open Settings and tap General. Next, tap Software Update, then tap Download and Install if an update is available.

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Check out our other article if you have any issues updating your iPhone!

How To Create A Memoji On Your iPhone

To create a Memoji on your iPhone, open Messages and tap on a conversation. Then, tap on the Animoji icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, scroll left to right until you see a blue, circular plus button and New Memoji.

tap new memoji

Next, tap Get Started. Now, it’s time for the fun part.

get started memoji

You can choose your skin color, freckle pattern, hairstyle, head shape, eyes, eyebrows, nose and lips, ears, facial hair, eyewear, and headwear. When you’re happy with your Memoji, tap Done in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Your Memoji will appear next to the Animojis!

finish memoji on iphone

How To Send Your Memoji In Messages

Now that you’ve created your Memoji, it’s time to send it to your friends and family. First, open Messages and tap on the conversation with the person you want to send your Memoji to. Then, tap the Animoji button at the bottom of the screen and make sure your face is in view of the iPhone camera.

bring your face into view memoji

Next, tap the record button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. It looks like a red circle. When you tap this button, you will begin recording your Memoji message. Look directly at your iPhone and speak clearly. Once you’ve finished recording your message, tap the circular button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen again.

how to record memoji message

Now, you have the option to either delete the recording and try again or send the recording to your contact. To delete the recording, tap the trash can button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. To send your Memoji recording, tap the circular blue arrow button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen!

send memoji on iphone

Creating Memojis Made Easy

You’ve successfully created your Memoji and now you have an Animoji that looks just like you! After sharing your Memoji, make sure you share this article with your friends and family too. Have any other questions about Memojis or your iPhone? Leave them below in the comments section!

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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