How to enable emoticons on the iPhone 5

Follow the steps below and you'll be up and running in no time.

On your iPhone 5 go to:

  1. Settings
  2. General
  3. Keyboard
  4. International Keyboards
  5. Add New Keyboard
  6. Select "Emoji"

Now reboot your iPhone 5 and when it comes back you should see the little globe icon next to the space bar.  Select the globe and you will see your emoticons.



34 comment(s) so far

Awesome thanks!!!

Worked like a charm! Thanks!

I didn't even need to reboot it. Once I added emoji I went straight to texting with emoticons. Awesome!

Nice one matey

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thank you


Worked perfectly!



Worked perfectly - thank you


They are very small πŸ˜’

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Thanks. Awesome

Thanks!!! worked with out reboot.

Fabulous, worked like a charm! Thanks loads!!!!!

thank you!

It works but when you txt a bb it just comes up as a square with no picture???

@Antonio - That's correct. Unfortunately they only work on iPhones.

cool!!! worked like a charm!😁

Thank you!

Yay! πŸŽ‰

I have an iPhone 5 and I was able to use the Emoji and I could see the symbols, but the person I was texting just got a blank. The emoticons did not show up on the receiving end. Do they have to have the Emoji keyboard for it to work?

I sent an emoticon to another iPhone and it still didn't show up.

asian chick wrote on Friday, November 8, 2013 2:36 PM

youre the best!thank you!

Now my IPhone will not send any text messages

WOW! Great tutorial....especially for a senior who loves living in the cyber world!!

Thank u sooo much!!!!!!

Very good!

thank you!awesome!πŸ˜„

cheers great help

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