In iOS 13, Apple added the ability to use Memoji and Animoji for your contact photo, and then share your name and photo with others through iMessage. It is great for contacts who use iMessage but don't get stuck on old pictures or gray monograms. However, with a few simple steps, each contact in your list can have their own memoji, animoji, or colored monogram.
By updating your contact photos with Memoji, all contacts on your iPhone can get a clean, uniform look. Alternatively, you can give your contacts funny pictures with Animoji or use colored monograms to separate your work contacts from your personal contacts. Once you get started, it's hard to stop.
: Using Memoji or Animoji for a contact's photo
Creating a Memoji or Animoji photo for a contact is similar to adding a custom picture with just a few additional elements. Open the Contacts app (or the Contacts tab in the Phone app), select the contact, and tap Edit at the top right of the map. Then tap the photo or monogram at the top or "Add Photo" or "Edit" just below it.
In the editor, select an Animoji or Memoji under Animoji . If you want to create a custom entry for the contact, press the blue plus sign (+) to create a new memoji for the contact. Once you've picked one, "strike your favorite pose," as Apple puts it, i.e. H. Make a face you want the picture to be. When you have the right look and angle, press the white release button below to take the picture.
You can then move and scale the image if you want. When you're satisfied with the picture, tap "Select" in the lower right corner. If not, click Cancel and try again. If selected, the last adjustment is the background color for the photo. So choose the color that works best. To exit and save, tap "Done" in the image selection and "Done" again in the contact editor.
Option 2: Choose a custom monogram color
If you want to use a more professional monogram but if you want to use a color other than gray, you can do it in a few steps. Select the contact in the Contacts app (or on the Contacts tab in the Phone app) and tap Edit at the top right of the map. Then tap the photo or monogram at the top or "Add Photo" or "Edit" at the bottom.
Now tap one of the monograms in the Suggestions category, and then tap the "Edit" sheet to access the color options. Select the desired background color (the letters are always white even in dark mode) and then tap on "Done" in the top right corner. Finally, tap "Done" again to save the contact's monogram.
If you give a contact a custom Animoji, Memoji, photo, or monogram, be careful not to overwrite it if that person shares their own photo using iMessage. If you share your favorite photo, an option will be displayed when you send a message to update the contact picture with the picture you have taken. Just tap the "X" to close this message and keep the custom picture you created. That way, you don't have to throw away all the work you did to create your own custom contact photos.