How to Use Emoji on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Give your conversation a touch of Emoji. Learn here how to get a dedicated Emoji keyboard on your iPhone while using WhatsApp, iMessage, Notes, and more...

I guess most of you would have figured it out by now but for those who don’t know, here’s a way to spice up your iMessages or even add some funny emojis to your notes and reminders and emails.

The iPhone comes with a set of emoji icons that you can access right from your keyboard. And that means you can send those funny, fascinating and beautifully-crafted Emoji icons to your friends via iMessage or email or Whatsapp or whatever service you use.

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In Android, Whatsapp made use of this new emojis and made them quite popular (well, if these were popular even before that, I am to be forgiven for the lapse).

So, if your friend is bugging you on Whatsapp with these emojis and you’re still trying to figure out how to get them on your keypad.

How to Add Emoji Keyboard to iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Go to Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard → Now tap on Keyboards.

Tap on Keyboards then Keyboard on iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Tap on Add New Keyboard → Scroll down and choose Emoji.

Add Emoji Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

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How to Use Emoji on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open an App like Message, Notes, etc. Tap the globe icon when you see the keypad and Tap on Emoji.

Use Emoji in Conversation on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Once done with Emoji, just tap on the ABC to return to the text keypad.

Switch Emoji to Text Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

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While the whole thing works just like that, you can’t tweak stuff here to add more emoticons to the emoji keyboard. Make sure you check the whole thing: you can swipe to scroll through a list of emojis, and you can tap on the tabs for different collections of emojis.

You can use emojis almost everywhere. I mean, wherever there’s going to be the keypad and typing, you can switch to the emoji keyboard.

That’s all!

Signing off…

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Emoji have become a part of our online conversations, and their importance is visible, as Apple and Android regularly roll out new Emojis to keep their users entertained. They not only add the spark, but they also help express our emotions compared to dead words. With that said, I’ll take your leave and see you again with a new post.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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