Every day, Apple users send thousands of different emojis to express their emotions. We may not fully understand all emojis or emoticons provided on our iPhone and iPad—after all, there are nearly 4,000 of them. Though, you can usually get the gist of an emoji’s meaning at a glance.
Apple likes to hide a lot of features inside its products. One such feature is a reader that tells you iPhone emoji meanings.
Follow this simple method and listen to what your iOS device has to say about your favorite emojis.
How to find the meaning of emojis on iPhone and iPad
Here’s how to find emoji definitions on your iDevice:
- Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad → Tap Accessibility.
- Tap Spoken Content under the section VISION.
- Toggle Speak Selection on.
Now, close Settings and open a messaging app to type in some emojis.
- After selecting any emoji you like, press and hold the emoji with your finger.
A menu will appear on the screen with some options including Select All.
- Tap Select All.
This will further lead us to some options like Cut, Copy and more.
- Tap on the arrow on the right side.
This will show you some more options including Speak.
- Tap Speak.
The voice will give a description about the selected emoji.
The top 50 emojis explained
If you’re just looking for a quick list of some of the most popular emojis and their meanings, we have you covered.
|Emoji Symbol||Emoji Name||Emoji Meaning|
|😂||Face With Tears of Joy||Laughter; Cheerfulness|
|😭||Loudly Crying Face||Crying, sadness; Can also mean something is very cute|
|😎||Smiling Face With Sunglasses||Cool; Sunglasses|
|😍||Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes||Love, endearment|
|👍||Thumbs up||OK, understood; Good|
|😊||Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes||Happy; Blushing|
|🥶||Cold Face||Cold, freezing|
|🙏||Hands Pressed Together||Thanks; High five; Prayer|
|🙈||See-No-Evil Monkey||Embarrassed, blushing|
|😘||Face Blowing a Kiss||Blowing a kiss; Love|
|😱||Face Screaming in Fear||Scared; Surprised, shocked|
|😬||Grimacing Face||Unsure; Tense|
|🙌||Hands Raised in Celebration||Appreciation|
|👏||Clapping Hands||Clapping; Celebration|
|🔥||Fire||Approval, appreciation; Hot|
|😁||Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes||Happiness, joy|
|💔||Broken Heart||Sadness; Brokenhearted|
|🤣||Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face||Laughter; Joy|
|👌||OK Hand Sign||Understood; Agreement|
|☹️||Frowning Face||Sadness; Disappointment|
|😡||Red Angry Face||Anger, madness|
|🥰||Smiling Face With Hearts||Love; Appreciation|
|💯||Hundred Points Symbol||Excellent; Understood|
|👀||Eyes||Surprised, shocked; Shifty|
|😞||Disappointed Face||Upset, disappointed|
|🤬||Face With Symbols Over Mouth||Angry, distraught|
|🤒||Face With Thermometer||Sick|
|🥺||Pleading Face||Cute, adorable; Admiration|
|🤯||Exploding Head||Mind blown; Shock|
|👋||Waving Hand||Greetings, goodbye|
|🤷♂️🤷♀️||Man/Woman Shrugging||Uncertainty; Indifference|
|🎉||Party Popper||Celebration, excitement|
|🍀||Four Leaf Clover||Lucky|
|✅||Check Mark Symbol||Approval, understanding|
|🤔||Thinking Face||Deep in thought|
|😐||Neutral Face||Indifference; Unsure; Awkward|
|😉||Winking Face||Wink; Joking; Cheeky|
|😇||Smiling Face With Halo||Innocent|
|😮||Surprised Face With Open Mouth||Shock, surprise|
|🤢||Nauseated Face||Sick, nausea|
Now you can explore hundreds of emojis and their meanings on your iPhone and iPad. Get to know the meaning of all emojis! Have any other Apple-related questions? Ask away in the comments below.
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