Apple recently released iOS13, and with it comes a ton of improvements for the iPhone, including the ability to set an iMessage profile picture and name that shows up when you send texts. Setting up this new feature is really rather easy. Then hit Edit Name and Photo to access the new settings. From this menu you can choose the first and second name you want to share, as well as selecting your profile image. To set your name, just fill in the entries. This is the name your contacts will see when you message them, so make sure to select something most people will be familiar with.
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Beginning with iOS 13, you can automatically beam your preferred name and photo or Memoji to other iOS users when they chat with you in the Messages app—although they can choose whether to use them or not. Not only does this option let your friends and contacts see you as you want them to see you, but it also eradicates some of the more tedious steps of adding new people to your Contacts app. You can set this up straight through the Messages app, which is super convenient when you want to swap photos on the fly.
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You can use Messages to send texts, photos, videos, and audio messages. You can even personalize your messages with animated effects, iMessage apps, and more — all within the Messages app. On iPhone SE 2nd generation , you'll need to swipe left on the notification, then tap View to reply to a message from the Lock screen. Learn how to manage Messages notifications from the Lock screen. Change your name and photo With iOS 13 and iPadOS, you can share your name and photo when you start or respond to a new message. You can use an Animoji , Memoji , or a custom image for your photo. Here's how to update your Messages profile:. Your name and photo can be shared with anyone using iMessage, but you'll be asked to confirm that you want to share with someone when sending or replying to a new message. You can also turn sharing on and off. Just complete steps , and turn Name and Photo Sharing on or off.
You can use a memoji or animoji, your initials with a custom color, or any picture on your iPhone. Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. Tap Edit Name and Photo in the pop-up. Swipe left or right to choose an option. The last on the right is More Options , and will let you select a photograph from your Photos or iCloud. You'll be asked if you want to use the same photo and name in your Apple ID , and the My Card in contacts your entry for yourself in your Contacts app roledex.