iOS 12: How To Get A Memoji, Facetime With Up To 32 People And More
How to get all the new iPhone features with the new beta iOS 12
If you’re like us and don’t particularly like to wait for the latest and greatest then don’t fear. We’re going to show you exactly how to get all of the cool features in Apple's new iOS 12 - Like a personalized Memoji and the ability to Facetime with up to 32 people with your iPhone. If you want to learn about all the awesome features available then click here to read more on Apple's website.
Installing IOS 12
First, you’ll need to head here to register and download the beta version of iOS 12. Once you’ve signed up with your Apple ID and have initiated the download via your iPhone (don’t forget to back up your current phone just in case), head over to your settings, go to software update and then to iOS 12 Public beta 2. Give your phone some time to do its thing and then you’re off to the races.
One of the coolest features about the new iOS update is that you’re now able to make a personalized Animoji based on your face. This feature is similar to Samsung’s AR emoji but since it’s Apple’s version it happens to be that much cooler.
In order to set up your own personalized Memoji, you’ll need to go to a new or existing iMessage conversation, click on the App Drawer and scroll through until you get to the Animoji screen. There you’ll see a new plus button available that wasn’t previously found in iOS 11. Click it to create your first ever Memoji.
You’ll be able to customize your Memoji with a variety of physical features ranging from skin tones, to hair colors, the shape of pretty much all of your facial features and even adjust smaller details like adding freckles to your face.
You can even be your Memoji’s own personal tailor by adding the hottest wardrobe and accessory selections including headpieces, eyewear and even earrings – all of which you can adjust the color of.
Once you are done creating your Memoji, all you have to do is click the “Done” button in the upper right-hand corner. Your Memoji will then be added to the gallery of other Animojis. Another cool feature of iOS 12 is that they added four new Animojis to choose from, including a koala, tiger, ghost, and T. rex.
If you want to edit or have multiple versions of the same Memoji, then you can easily click the button with three dots in the lower left-hand corner of the screen to do so.
Using your new Memoji is just like using any other Animoji but Apple has also increased the length that you can record messages from 10 seconds to half a minute.
You can also add your Memoji into photos you take in iMessage. Easily overlay your Memoji onto your own head before taking the picture with the front-facing camera. This also applies to FaceTime – you can now apply the Memoji to a live video while chatting with friends.
FaceTime With Up 32 People
Also in the new iOS update, Apple has added the ability to hold conference video calls or group FaceTime with multiple people (up to 32). This new version of FaceTime is nearly identical to the old FaceTime so setup is a breeze. First, you’ll add in who it is you want to have in the group before launching the call. Once you and one other person are connected, both of your faces will show up, taking up equal real estate on the screen.
Tap the screen to easily bring up the options, which allows you to make someone’s face larger (you can even make one person take up the entire screen), apply different effects, rotate the camera’s view, toggle the speaker, mute and camera settings on and off and hang up the call.
Adding more people to the call is as easy as clicking the plus icon within the settings. Once more people are added to the call, the screen will start to populate with everyone’s lovely faces. You can also shoot an iMessage to all of the people within the call, while still on the call as well.
And, as noted above – if you’ve set up your Memoji, you can easily toggle it on while FaceTiming with the group. AppleInsider created a great review video of the new FaceTime features in iOS, which can be found below.
We for one can’t wait to start spreading our Memojis around while Facetimeing with so many people at once. Let us know what you think about Apple’s new iOS in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe to The Sitch for new how-to’s and other entertaining reads.