What Is AR Zone and How to Use It? 

What Is AR Zone

Smartphone giant Samsung is known for infusing its mobile devices with all the fascinating elements it can, and AR Zone is one of the latest. Based on Augmented Reality, it empowers your otherwise dull camera experience with endless creativity and interactive fun. But what is AR Zone? How to use it?

I’ve been exploring this AR Zone feature on my Galaxy Note20 (and other flagship models) for some time now, and it completely transforms how you click photos or record videos by bringing playful stickers, captivating filters, and beautiful effects to your fingertips. If you’ve tried Snapchat’s AR Lenses, you can relate with me. 

In this guide, I’ve covered everything about this amazing feature, and its key must-try features. So, let’s get started. 

What Is AR Zone? 

Incoming Call on Samsung Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 With AR Zone Emoji

A FREE native app or service from Samsung, AR Zone is a unique way to bring the thrilling realm of Augmented Reality (AR) to your mobile device, to your palms.

This app serves all the latest AR features and effects on your table, including funky stickers, cool filters, and other interactive elements, which are too long to mention here. You can access AR Zone from your phone’s Camera app or App Drawer to apply any of these to your photos, videos, GIFs, etc. 

Read on to know which Samsung devices have this AR Zone app built-in and other details. 

What Devices Are Compatible With AR Zone?

The AR Zone app is compatible with these Samsung devices: 

  • Galaxy S20 series
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy S23 series
  • Galaxy Note20 series
  • Galaxy Note21 series
  • Galaxy Z Flip series
  • Galaxy Z Fold series
  • Galaxy Tab S6 series
  • Galaxy Tab S7 series
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series

Important: Not all AR Zone features may be available on the above-listed devices, as the same varies with your phone’s model and OS version. Plus, the company may add or remove some models from the above list. 

How to Use the AR Zone App? 

To use the AR Zone app, you’ve got the following two options: 

  • Open your phone’s app drawer and tap the AR Zone app – a blue circle with a white Augmented Reality (AR) symbol inside it. 
Swipe UP the App Drawer
  • Launch the Camera, swipe to the MORE camera option on the bottom right, and tap AR Zone

What Can You Do in the AR Zone?

The capabilities of Samsung’s AR Zone app are endless. To start with, I just love how it lets me create my own unique AR emojis that suit my style, draw crazy doodles on any background in the real world, add stickers, stamps, and frames to my chats, etc.  

My mom also loved its Quick Measure option that lets you measure real-world objects by rotating your phone. 

Tip: If you often struggle while recording videos, AR Zone’s  Super Steady feature won’t disappoint you.  

Watch the video below to learn how you can create exquisite emojis with AR Zone! 

Moreover, kids can also have a blast with AR Zone, as they can learn about different animals, and objects, and explore the world around them in a more meaningful yet funny way.

Benefits of Using the AR Zone App

The AR Zone app has several benefits, for example: 

  • It gives wings to your creative side, making it possible to create and share attractive AR content like emojis, stickers, doodles, photos, videos, and more. 
  • It keeps kids occupied in a more fun and meaningful way. 
  • The app is an excellent way to make your content more engaging, especially if you plan to share it on social media. 
  • I love how the AR Zone app lets everyone convey their emotions and expressions better during chats.
  • Finally, engaging in fun AR Zone activities together creates memorable bonding moments for families. 

AR Zone App: Key Features and Functions

AR Zone: Key Features and Functions

I know you must be pretty excited to use this amazing AR Zone app, so here’s the list of its key features you should start with:

Disclaimer: The available features may vary depending on your device model and version.

AR Doodle

The AR Doodle feature is one of my favorites on this list. It’s like a great stress buster, letting me record fun videos with virtual handwriting or drawings on any background. For example, on people’s or pets’ (cats and dogs) faces or anywhere else.

To use AR Doodle, follow these steps: 

  • Open the Camera app. 
Open the Camera
  • Tap More
Tap More
  • Tap AR Zone
Tap AR Zone
  • Next, select AR Doodle
Tap AR Doodle
  • Select the front or rear camera as you like to create your AR Doodle video. 
  • Choose a pen or art tool from the available options on the screen, and select your favorite color. You can also use your fingers or the S Pen stylus to draw on the selected area. 
Select a Pen or Art Tool
  • When you’re done drawing, add some Text if you want. 
Add Text If You Want
  • Tap the Record icon to record a video of this AR drawing. You can also doodle when you record! 
Tap the Record Button
  • Once you’ve recorded your video, tap the Done/All Done Option. 

This video will now appear in your phone’s Gallery app. View and share it from there. 

Pro Tip: Switch to the rear camera to write or draw outside the recognition area.  

Dedo Pic

How about creating and sharing your OWN animated stickers with family and friends? Sounds cool, isn’t it? This is what the Dedo Pic feature is capable of. 

To use the feature, follow these steps: 

  • Open the Camera app. 
  • Tap More
  • Tap AR Zone
  • Next, select AR Dedo Pic.
  • Select a character
  • Unleash your creativity and customize your character with different hairstyles, facial features, accessories, etc. 
  • Tap Done
  • Tap the Save or Share buttons to save or share your animated sticker, respectively. 

What are you waiting for? Share your Dedo Pic stickers in chats, messages, and social media posts. 

AR Emoji Camera

Besides animated stickers using AR Dedo Pic, you can also design your personalized emojis using the AR Emoji Camera feature. It works on all Samsung devices with the DepthVision camera. 

Follow these steps to use AR Emoji Camera:

  • Launch the AR Zone app and select AR Emoji Camera.
  • Tap the + icon to create a new emoji or select an existing one.
  • Take a good shot of your face in the center of the screen to align with a new emoji or tap Make from pic to select a picture. 
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to create your emoji. 

Voilà, your AR-generated emoji is now ready to be shared! 

AR Emoji Studio

If you want to customize the AR emoji you just created above with different hairstyles, sunglasses, dresses, and even shoes, your next stop is AR Emoji Studio.  

Upon landing in the AR Emoji Studio on the AR Zone app, select your emoji, and tap different accessories to see how they will look. Once done, save the changes. 

Your customized emoji is ready for use. 

Quick Measure

The Quick Measure feature is your go-to partner to measure the distance, length, area, or even volume of objects in the real world. The best part? Using Augmented Reality here ensures the highest accuracy possible. 

Note: Quick Measure is available on select Samsung Galaxy devices with the DepthVision camera. 

Go to the Quick Measure option on the AR Zone app and follow the on-screen instructions to use the feature.  

Home Décor

As the name suggests, the AR Zone app also includes another cool feature called Home Décor. I found it immensely useful as it helps you visualize different furniture and other home décor items before you buy them. 

As a result, you can see how different things, like sofas, couches, chairs, and tables, will look in your space and ensure you buy the right size and style. 

To use this feature, go to the Home Décor option on the AR Zone app and follow the on-screen instructions. 

3D Scanner

Only available to Samsung Note10 and S20 users, the AR Zone’s 3D Scanner feature lets you scan an object and use this scanned object as a character in your videos.

What Is AR Zone and How to Use it? FAQs 

Q: Can I Delete the AR Zone App?

A: Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to delete the AR Zone app from your mobile device. This is because it’s a system app that comes pre-installed on all new Samsung smartphones. 

However, you can hide it from your app screen. To do so, go to the AR Zone app, tap the gear icon in the top right-hand corner to open its settings, and toggle off the Add AR Zone to Apps screen option.

Q: How Do I Turn Off the AR Zone?

A: You can’t turn OFF the AR Zone app. It’s a system app and, thus, can only be hidden from your app screen. I once tried using Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands to remove the app from my phone, only to get the other apps in trouble. 

So, I won’t recommend you to do the same. 

Q: Is AR Zone Free?

A: Yes, the AR Zone is an entirely FREE service from Samsung to its users. 

Q: How Can You Uninstall the AR Zone App?

A: There’s no way you can uninstall the AR Zone app. 

Q: How Do I Access the AR Zone App on My Samsung Device?

A: The following are the two ways to access the AR Zone app on your Samsung device: 

  • Open your phone’s app drawer and tap the AR Zone app
  • Launch the Camera, swipe across to the MORE camera option, and tap AR Zone

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Here you go, peeps. I hope this article clears your doubts regarding Samsung’s AR Zone. 

A digital playground for your camera, it’s undoubtedly the best way to enhance the way you capture and share your moments. Plus, using AR Zone is as simple as opening the app and exploring the wide range of options to romanticize with Augmented Reality. Unlike virtual reality, AR just adds to your vision while giving you control of the real world and just enhancing it.

So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity with AR Zone, and amaze your family and friends. 


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