Many of you Android devotees must have upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus already.This gorgeous smartphone packs a lot of cool features like AR Stickers.It’s only a slight modification of ‘animoji,’ a feature found on iPhone X, but it can be a lot of fun.
While Google Pixel phones come with built-in AR Stickers, you guys must want to get ‘em on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, don’t you?
Well, this article will cover all of that.
You cannot use Google Pixel AR Stickers on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus via the preloaded camera app.Instead, we will be making use of a Google Camera app.If downloading a third-party app does not bother you in the least, I’d say you are in luck today!
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But first, let’s begin with a bit of understanding as to what is an AR Emoji or AR Stickers.
What is an AR Emoji?
It is an augmented virtual version of yourself that is entirely customizable and shareable.
Doing so is easy. Just take a picture of yourself in a well-lit environment, take off your glasses, keep your lips sealed and boom!
Like Apple’s Animoji, an AR emoji can also capture and reflect your facial expressions. The result is what you see in an AR sticker.
There are a ton of customization options that you can play around with and that’s the fun part of AR Stickers.
You will find them in the Downloads folder of your device.
If you prefer to download on a PC before moving them to Android, you can place them in any folder of you choosing.
How to install APK files on Android?
Installing APK files on Android requires enabling ‘Unknown Sources’ from the Settings. Here’s how.
- Open Settings.
- Tap Security.
- Check the box to the right of Unknown Sources.
- Tap OK to confirm changes.
How to get AR stickers on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus?
- Open a file manager app on your device.
- Then, open the folder containing the recently downloaded APK files.
- Tap each APK file individually to install them.
- Once installed, go back to the home screen and open the app drawer.
- You will find the newly installed Google Camera application, fire it open.
- Get started with creating as many AR stickers as you want using the Google Camera app.
A word of caution
While AR Stickers are created for entertainment and laughter, these are not to be taken literally.
While Samsung has only introduced this feature to combat Apple iPhone X’s Animoji feature, it isn’t all that perfect or accurate at recognizing people.
If you come with high expectations, you would most possibly feel disappointed.
Since ‘Augmented Reality’ is still in its nascent stage, perhaps in the next year we will see a lot of improvement in this aspect.
But for now, it’s all about making you look like a cartoon and sharing it with your friends.