AR Zone provides you AR related features. Choose a feature and capture fun pictures or videos.

Introduction: AR Zone is a unique feature on Samsung Galaxy phones. It is a collection of AR features and functions for Galaxy S23. This page only briefly shows you the available features. You may check our Galaxy S23 How-to guides to follow the detailed steps to use these features.

Launching AR Zone

Use the following methods to launch AR Zone:

  • Open the AR Zone app.
  • Open the Camera app and tap MORE → AR ZONE.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners: Some features may not be available depending on the carrier or model.

AR Emoji Studio

Create emojis any way you want and have fun using them in various features.

Creating an AR Emoji

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Studio.
  2. You can pick a pre-made emoji. Swipe to the left or right, select an emoji, and then tapUntitled.

If you want to make your own emoji, take a selfie or select an image.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an emoji.
AR emoji studio

Selecting an AR emoji to use

Open the AR Zone app, tap AR Emoji Studio → emoji , and then select an emoji you want.

Deleting AR emojis

Open the AR Zone app, tap AR Emoji Studio →     emoji     →     Delete   , tick emojis to delete, and then tap Delete.

Creating an AR emoji short video and decorating your device with it

You can create a short video with an emoji and use it as a wallpaper or call background image.

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Studio.
  2. Select Create video, Call screen, or Lock screen.
  3. Select a template you want.

To change the background image, tap change background →  change background .

  1. Tap Save to save the video.

You can check the saved videos in Gallery.

  1. To use the video directly, select an option at the bottom of the screen.

Creating your contact profile with an AR emoji

Use an emoji as your profile picture for your Samsung account and in the Contacts app. You can choose from various poses or create your own expressions.

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Studio.
  2. Tap Profile and select an emoji.
  3. Tap Untitled to capture your expression or select a pose you want.
  4. Tap Done → Save.
Creating your contact profile with an AR emoji

AR Emoji Camera

Create fun pictures or videos with emojis using various shooting modes.

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Camera.
  2. Select the emoji and the mode you want to use. The available modes may vary depending on the emoji you select.
    • SCENE: The emoji mimics your expressions. You can also change the background image.
    • MASK: The emoji’s face appears over your face so it looks like you are wearing a mask.
    • MIRROR: The emoji mimics your body movements.
    • PLAY: The emoji moves on a real background.
AR emoji camera
  1. Tap the emoji icon to take a picture, or touch and hold the icon to record a video.

You can check and share the pictures and videos that you have captured in Gallery.

AR Emoji Stickers

When you create AR emojis, stickers with emoji expressions and actions will be created automatically. You can also create your own stickers by changing the expression or background. You can use your emoji stickers when sending messages or on a social network.

Creating your own stickers

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Stickers.
  2. Tap Untitled at the top of the stickers list.
  3. Edit stickers how you want and tap Save.

You can access the stickers you have created at the top of the stickers list.

Deleting AR emoji stickers

Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Stickers → menu iconEdit. Select the emoji stickers to delete and tap Delete.

Using your AR emoji stickers in chats

You can use your emoji stickers during a conversation through messages or on a social network. The following actions are an example of using your emoji stickers in the Messages app.

  1. While composing a message in the Messages app, tap Untitled on the Samsung keyboard.
  2. Tap the emoji icon.
  3. Select one of your emoji stickers.

The emoji sticker will be inserted.

Using your AR emoji stickers in chats

AR Doodle

(Record videos with the AR feature)

Record fun videos with virtual handwriting or drawings on people or pets’ (cat and dogs) faces or anywhere else. When the camera recognises a face or space, the doodles on the face will follow the face as it moves, and the doodles in the space will be fixed in the same place even if the camera moves.

  1. Open the AR Zone app and tap AR Doodle.

When the camera recognises the subject, the recognition area will appear on the screen.

  1. Write or draw in the recognition area.

If you switch to the rear camera, you can also write or draw outside the recognition area.

AR doodle
  • Recognition area.
  • Text.
  • GIF.
  • Pen tool
  • 3D scan.
  • Delete doodle.
  • Undo.
  • Redo.
  • Turn the sound effect on or off.
  1. Tap Untitled to record a video.
  2. Tap Untitled to stop recording the video.

You can check and share the video in Gallery.

The available features on the preview screen may vary depending on which camera is being used.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

  • Galaxy S23 new features guides. Galaxy S23 new features guides explain the new features of Galaxy S23 and show you how to use them.
  • Galaxy S23 how-to guides. Galaxy S23 how-to guides show you how to use and customize Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra to meet your needs.
  • Galaxy S23 camera guides. Galaxy S23 camera guides show you how to use Galaxy S23 camera features to shoot the best photos and videos with the top-notch camera system in Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy S23 accessories guides. Galaxy S23 accessories guides explore useful Galaxy S23 accessories and show you how to use them to protect your phone or increase your productivity (or fun).

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual.

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