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 or iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone/iPad → Tap on General.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard.
Step #3. Now tap on Keyboards, which is the first option.
Step #4. Tap on Add New Keyboard.
Step #5. Add Japanese from the list of iPhone keyboards.
You will be asked to select either Kana or Romaji.
Step #6. Tap on Kana → Tap on Done.
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.
This will show you a Japanese keyboard.
Step #8. Tap on the key next to Microphone icon.
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.
Now you will have different emoticons to use in your chat.
If you go back to the original keyboard, just follow the same procedure and delete Japanese – Kana from the list of Keyboards.