The steps in this article are going to show you how to turn off the option that shares your Memoji name and photo information with your contacts. We cover the steps briefly at the start of the article, then provide additional information and pictures below.
- Open the Messages app.
- Tap the button with three dots at the top-right of the screen.
- Choose the Edit Name and Photo option.
- Tap the button to the right of Name and Photo Sharing to turn it off, then tap Done.
iOS 13 includes a feature that lets you create a Memoji avatar. You can customize it in a number of different ways, and it can then be sent to your contacts, and you can use it as your Apple ID picture.
But after you have created your Memoji and started using it, you may decide that you would rather not use it and return to your previous settings. Our tutorial below will show you how to disable your Memoji so that it’s no longer available.
Do you need to give someone else contact information that you have on your iPhone? Our how to send contact as text message tutorial will show you how to do it.
How to Disable Memoji Sharing on an iPhone
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 13.1.2, but will also work on other iPhone models using iOS 13. Note that after you follow these steps to stop sharing your Memoji you will need to re-select a few options next time if you decide to turn your Memoji back on.
Step 1: Open the Messages app.
Step 2: Touch the button with three dots at the top-right of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Edit Name and Photo option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Name and Photo Sharing to turn it off.
Step 5: Touch the Done button at the top-right of the screen to apply the change.
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