The following features in the AR effect application will no longer be available from November 2022.
- Showing downloadable AR effect themes in Theme list screen
- Downloading additional costumes in Miniatures theme
You can continue to enjoy AR effect themes and additional costumes in Miniatures theme that have already been downloaded.

Add fun AR (Augmented Reality) effects to your pictures and videos! Take pictures and videos with virtual scenes and characters with the AR effect application.
With pre-loaded themes you can create pictures with growling dinosaurs, have fairies walk on your desk, attach masks to your friends’ faces and much more.

Discover amazing augmented reality scenes in the real world with your viewfinder. Sony's FACE RECOGNITION Technology and SmartAR* engine automatically detect faces and 3D environments and decorate them with fun AR items. The Palm recognition** engine detects palms and offers even more fun decorations.

You can enjoy Miniatures theme and 3D sticker from 3D Creator app*** only on 3D Creator-supported devices.
Please use 3D sticker from 3D Creator app.

How to open the downloaded theme:
1. Open the AR Effect app
2. Select the icon of the downloaded theme on the screen

Interaction with AR items:
1. Drag animations to change their position
2. Tap on an object and some objects will change (color/variation/action depends on theme content)

*SmartAR is the registered trademark or trademark of Sony Corporation in Japan and other countries, for the augmented reality technology developed by Sony Corporation.
**Palm recognition uses the technology which is powered by Sony Deep Learning Solution. Palm recognition is supported on Android 5.0 or above devices that has QualcommR processor.
***3D Creator v1.0.A.2.8 or higher is required to use this application.

From version Sony AR effect 4.10.9:

- Bug fixes

All versions
Sony AR effect 4.10.9
July 12, 2022


Uploaded:July 12, 2022 at 12:28AM UTC

File size:88.72 MB


Sony AR effect 4.10.81
September 23, 2020


Uploaded:September 23, 2020 at 9:25PM UTC

File size:88.72 MB


Sony AR effect 4.10.7
July 10, 2020


Uploaded:July 10, 2020 at 4:55PM UTC

File size:88.64 MB


Sony AR effect 4.5.20
June 23, 2020


Uploaded:June 23, 2020 at 8:07AM UTC

File size:43.4 MB


Sony AR effect 4.10.6
January 10, 2020


Uploaded:January 10, 2020 at 4:37PM UTC

File size:86.79 MB


Sony AR effect 4.6.15
November 9, 2019


Uploaded:November 9, 2019 at 4:26PM UTC

File size:83.09 MB


Sony AR effect 4.5.18
August 15, 2019


Uploaded:August 15, 2019 at 2:55AM UTC

File size:42.46 MB


Sony AR effect 4.10.2
August 14, 2019


Uploaded:August 14, 2019 at 4:57AM UTC

File size:86.66 MB


Sony AR effect 4.10.1
August 13, 2019


Uploaded:August 13, 2019 at 6:43AM UTC

File size:86.66 MB


Sony AR effect 4.9.19
May 9, 2019


Uploaded:May 9, 2019 at 11:10PM UTC

File size:78.51 MB