Emojis are cute! Emojis bless us with a unique way to express everything, from mood swings to monotonous symbols. Interestingly, Apple offers a stunning collection of nearly 3,700 emojis for iPhone and iPad users. While using emoticons is easy, understanding their meanings can be challenging for some.
For instance, you must have seen people insert the wrong emojis in messages and give a different meaning to the text. However, iPhone allows you to find the meaning associated with a particular emoji. Want to know how? Use these easy-to-follow steps to decode the language of emojis.
How to find out what emojis mean on iPhone or iPad
First, you need to enable Speak Selection and then make the iPhone read the expression out on an emoji-supported app. Follow these simple steps, and you’d be good to go!
Turn on Speak Selection on iPhone
- Launch the Settings app → Tap Accessibility.
- Choose Spoken Content.
- Toggle on Speak Selection.
Make your iPhone tell you the meaning of emojis
Now, after making the changes in the Settings app, let’s try this feature on an iOS app that supports emojis. We have taken the Notes app as an example here.
- Open the Notes app → Open a new note or an existing one.
- On your keyboard, tap the emoji icon on the bottom left.
If you have multiple keyboards installed, you’ll find the emoji icon next to the space bar.
- Insert the emojis of your choice.
- Press and hold the emojis until a pop-up menu appears → Choose Select All.
If you have entered just one emoji, tap Select.
- Tap the arrow appearing on the second pop-up menu that appears.
- Keep swiping left until you find and tap Speak.
- Now, your iPhone will read aloud the meaning of the emoji you selected.
Top 50 emoji meanings on iPhone and iPad
We have highlighted the most common yet popular iPhone emoji meanings list below. Do check them out.
|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|
|🧐||Face with monocle||Suspicious look|
|||Heart hands||Depicts love|
|||Face with open eyes and hand over mouth||Giggling|
|💯||Hundred points symbol||Shows perfection|
Emojis unlock a new way to interact and connect with others. With no words in the play, they give an interesting look to your message. After reading this article, you don’t have to worry about messing up with emojis on iPhone or iPad. Also, you got a list of the best emoji meanings iPhone and iPad have in their ecosystem. So, switch to emoji texting now!
Don’t forget to share your favorite emoji in the comments section.
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Srishti is an avid writer who loves exploring new things and letting the world know about them through her words. With a curious mind, she will let you move through the nooks and corners of the Apple ecosystem. When not writing, you can find her gushing over BTS like a true BTS Army would.
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