9 Handy Miitomo Tips For First Time Users Of The Avatar App

A new app is sweeping the internet by storm, and if you haven't already tried it out, Miitomo is going to change your life. It closely resembles the classic game Sims, in the sense that you create a character that interacts with others, but if you haven't experienced it before, you might benefit from some tips for using Miitomo. It will be well worth your while to get your very own avatar that can switch outfits and interact with your friends online, like a tiny digital version of yourself.

Aside from the aesthetics, you can earn points within the app by answering questions and going on missions that the app assigns you. Those points can be used inside of the app to buy clothes and accessories. Since I designed a character that looked exactly like me, I ended up dressing her like me as well. No mohawks for this Russian chicka!

So what can you do as a first time Miitomo user? And what are some of the tips and tricks to this fantastically engrossing app? Just kick back and relax, because I'm going to break it all down for you. In the end, you might come out with an eerily accurate avatar like I did!

Turn On Power Saving On The App

I spent so much time designing my Mii that I wasn't paying attention to my battery life. Turns out that this app sucks your phone battery dry, so to avoid it shutting off you can switch to power-saving mode. It will make a small difference, but when it's your phone battery, even small things add up!

Make Lots Of Friends On The App

In order to make the most of this app, you will want to connect with other people. The more friends you have, the better your chances of earning coins. Coins, like in real life, allow you the opportunity to express yourself and your individuality.

Be Aware Of Your Answers

The game allows you to answer questions and earn game tickets and coins. While most of them will be about your favorite food, some can get personal. Since they will be shared with a lot of people, you might want to make sure you aren't giving away your top secrets! (Like your secret mac and cheese special ingredient, for instance.)

Link To Your Social Media

Unless you only want to be friends with strangers, it could be a good idea to link your social media accounts with your app to see which of your preexisting friends are using it, too.

Create A Nintendo Account

You can earn 10 game tickets just by creating a Nintendo account and syncing your Miitomo profile with it. Not only will it save your progress in case you accidentally delete your app (like I did), but it will help you in the future. Nintendo plans on creating an entire world based off of this app, kind of like Neopets. So get ahead of the game.

Cursing Is Fun

Because you have to be at least 13 in order to sign up for the app, you are not limited to making all clean jokes. Cursing is fun, and doing it on the app is realllllllllly fun.

Check Your Gift Box

Check in on your gift box to see if you have any amazing prizes waiting for you. Some will expire, so make sure to check in often.

Give Yourself A Personality

Customize your greetings on the app to give yourself a more personal feel. I'm sure your friends and stranger would love to check out your personality and this is a fun and easy way to accomplish this.

Log In Every Day

You'll be doing this anyway because this game is addictive, but it goes without saying — log in every day. You will earn more coins and points this way. The app rewards, the app provides.

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