It is said that a picture speaks thousand words. But this adage has now become defunct in the age of emoticons, which have subtly replaced pictures. Now users love to express their emotions with the help of emoticons. After all, who has got time to press those keys to type in long sentences?

Perhaps this was the reason why EmojiWorks introduced a dedicated physical emoji keyboard for Macs and iOS devices. But here, we want to show how you can enable the hidden emoticon keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. It sounds surprising but after doing a few steps on your iPhone, you can explore around hundred emoticons.

How to Enable Hidden Emoticon Keyboard On iPhone and iPad

How to Enable Hidden Emoticon Keyboard On iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone/iPad → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.

Tap on Keyboard in iPhone General Settings

Step #3. Now tap on Keyboards, which is the first option.

Tap on Keyboards in iPhone Keyboard Settings

Step #4. Tap on Add New Keyboard.

Tap on Add New Keyboard in iPhone Settings

Step #5. Add Japanese from the list of iPhone keyboards.

Add Japanese Keyboard to iPhone

You will be asked to select either Kana or Romaji.

Japanese Keyboard Options on iPhone

Step #6. Tap on Kana → Tap on Done.

Select Kana Japanese Keyboard on iPhone

Now open either Messages app or any other app wherein you need to type in messages. When you see keyboard on the screen,

Step #7. Tap on Globe icon.

Tap on Globe Icon in iPhone Keyboard

This will show you a Japanese keyboard.

Select Japanese Keyboard in Any Text App on iPhone

Step #8. Tap on the key next to Microphone icon.

Tap on Emoticon Key in Japanese Keyboard on iPhone

You can see different emoticons right above the Japanese keyboard. On the right side, you can see up arrow icon.

Step #9. Tap on that up arrow icon.

Tap on Up Arrow in Japanese Keyboard on iPhone

Now you will have different emoticons to use in your chat.

Emoticon Keyboard On iPhone and iPad

If you go back to the original keyboard, just follow the same procedure and delete Japanese – Kana from the list of Keyboards.

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