How to Enable Emojis on iPhone

Earlier we used the alpha-numeric keyboard to add emoticons to emails and text messages. Although occasionally some of us still rely on keyboard smilies that includes a colon or semi-colon with a closed parenthesis :) for a smile or wink, millennial generations of sophisticated font-based emojis have become a lot more playful, meaningful and appealing.

Let’s find out how to use your iPhone’s emoji keyboard

Apple’s Emojis

Apple’s Emojis

In the past few years, Emojis have evolved as a crucial part of remote conversations, often displaying the intent of language, especially when you may not know each other or when you are from different cultures. Emojis are a fun way to make sure a discussion is going in the right direction as a smiling face is universal.

Apple’s emojis are highly refined works of digital art and are used within the Apple Color Emoji font. Apple keep adding new emojis to its collection and also revise and update the earlier ones. With the release of iOS 12.1, now the iPhone and iPad users could use a number of new emoji types like Smiling Face with Three Hearts, Partying Face and Woozy Face, Hot Face and Cold Face, and Pleading Face.

How to Activate Emoji Keyboard on an iPhone

How to Activate Emoji Keyboard on an iPhone

If you’re trying to find ways to start using emojis on your iPhone, it’s easy to get started. All you have to do is to make the emoji font enabled. You’ll see if you have done this as your keyboard will clearly showcase the familiar smiley face at the bottom row of your keyboard. If it is not there, here’s how to enable it.

Go to the Settings icon on your iPhone and tap it to go to the General category. You can find this as you scroll down the list. Once you find it, find the Keyboard category, and then Keyboards get to the Add New Keyboard command. Now, swipe down until you find Emoji among the list of foreign language and various other keyboards and tap it.

That’s all, friends! You have successfully activated the Emoji font in your iPhone and you can now see it listed as one of your keyboards. You can see it’s there by finding the smiley icon at the bottom of your keyboard in any of your Apple apps.

Now you can get started using it instantly. For using it, tap the smiley icon and you’ll see the entire list of symbols included in the font. You can tap any of the emoji fonts with native iPhone apps like Mail, Notes, and Messages or any other app you have that supports Apple’s Color Emoji font.


Emojis are nowadays very popular and any conversion isn’t complete without it. So having your emojis with you is important to express youself impressively in this electronic era.