Not too long ago, Apple changed their App Store policy to stop selling emoji apps.  These were some of the most downloaded apps in the store, as they enabled users to easily copy and paste little smiley faces and pictures into text messages and emails.  However, just because they aren’t available in the App Store anymore doesn’t mean you have to go without.  Actually, Apple has built in an emoji keyboard into iOS.  You don’t have to download anything to make it work!  Here’s all you need to do to turn it on:

How to Enable Emoji Icons on iOS

  1. Tap on the Settings app to open it, and then tap on General.
  2. In the General options, tap on Keyboard.
  3. In the Keyboard options, tap on Keyboard, and then tap on “Add New Keyboard”.
  4. You can add any of the available keyboards, but for our purposes, tap on Emoji.

That’s all there is to it!  No complicated setup or downloading at all.  Simply go into your typing app, and when you want to insert an Emoji character, just tap on the globe icon that is in the bottom row to the left of the space bar.  Then you can tap to select an Emoji, or swipe left and right to view different screens of available character choices.  Have fun!


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