HowTo: Enable emoticons for text messages on the iPhone

UPDATE (12-20-2012): This post has been updated since there is no longer the need to download an app to help get the Emoticons to show up.

If you're iPhone is running iOS4.0 or later, Apple has made it much easier to enable emoticons on your phone.  Just follow the steps below and you'll be up and running in no time.

On your iPhone go to:

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

If the Emoticons don't show up try rebooting your phone. When it comes back on you should see the little globe icon next to the space bar.  Select the globe and you will see your iPhone emoticons.



480 comment(s) so far

Thanks this was easy and a big help!


This no longer appears to work. I followed the above steps, but when I got to the japanese keyboards, I did not see the Emoji one. :( Any ideas?


Try to use the numbers:


Then go to Settings, General, Keyboard, International.

Next to JAPANESE there will be an >

click it.

And set EMOJI to ON.

** WARNING ** Only works on iphones that have the emoji emoticon set. On other phones, they receive NOTHING - not even an :-)

Did it today (aug 14, 09) on the new 3GS

Tried it today on my iphone (09/03/09) and emoji doesn't show up...Any other suggestions?

Nevermind. It worked! Stupid me typed the wrong code! Thanks a whole bunch...woot woot!!

Sweet! Thanks.

I made an update to the post. Use code: 91929394.59

Very easy, a great help. Thanks!

Thanks ! Your instructions were easy to follow, now they are installed and I can't wait to send to my friends.

Great tip! Thanks!

Respiration wrote on Friday, January 1, 2010 12:42 AM


Not that there's anything wrong with homosexuals.

Happy new year everyone, by the way.

Love it awsome

How cool is this? Awesome little application...makes texting a little more least for the texter since not all the recipients will be able to receive the smileys!



Very helpful post! Thanks! Emoticons should come standard in any phone... >.<

great help, thanx!

Why am I not getting all of the emoji ones. All I get are a few smileys when I tap the globe?

Works great, Thanks! Do you know if there is a similar remedy for using emoticons in emails on the iphone.

Thanks again

Thanks for that - was lost without my smiley faces!! xx

Thanks for that - was lost without my smiley faces!! xx

Hi I have enabled those smileys in my iphone but when i m sending it to any phone other than iphone they are unable to see these smileys they only getting box... is there any one help me for that?

it only works iphone 2 iphone shan :-(

Very helpful you genius! Thankyou, Suzy

If this works only iPhone to iPhone, does the other person need this spell number Emoji app too??

Regards Guj

iphone dude wrote on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:53 PM

awesome i did the stupid new update and lost it but with this code totally worked out this is like jailbraking your iphone to do things awesome i wonder if their is other codes that will make you iphone do other cool things?????

@Guj - No, the other person does not need to install the app.

Helpful hint: If you are running iOS 4 or later, the following revised steps might help you:

1. You may or may not need to enable the Emoji keyboard, I’m not sure. If you do, follow the instructions above.

2. Make sure your Messages app is closed (press the Home button twice, and hold down on the Messages icon if it is in your recent apps panel down the bottom, until you can tap the – icon in the circle to close it).

3. Go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard… and select the “Emoji” one (not the Japanese Emoji one which doesn’t appear to be there in iOS 4).

Now when you restart the Messages app, the Globe icon will be available to toggle between the English and Emoji modes. Good luck!

I did the same thing but it's not working and I used this 91929394.59

Thx Elijah thx Greg!! U guys rock!!


i followed the above steps and it doesnt work when i poress the web icon it come up as japanese??

i have a 3gs too??

this didnt work for me, it comes up in japanese stuff..

i have a 3Gs

Julie Conner wrote on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:35 PM

Only getting Japanese symbols. Where are the emoticons?

Very easy

tried multiple times but neither one of the two japanese language options show a selection for emoji. i've got access to japanese characters with this enabled but no emoticons.

don't choose japanese as the keyboard language. choose emoji!

I can send the emiticons just fine, but I can't receive them. All I see is letters and symbols. How do I fix this?

i'm running a 16 gig 3gs and I've tried this multiple times and I'm not able to see the globe. suggestions?

i had emoji icons before but my hand itchy and click on "Recents". at the end..all my icons lost, left over few can i get back all my icons?

I like this article. I find it interesting. Thanks for sharing!

I can't get it to work on the iPhone, please!

Thank you this worked fabulously on my iphone4 as well. Easy to follow steps. Also Thanks Greg! your helpful hint helped. Thanks for sharing!!

Worked great once I used the new instructions for IOS 4 & up. Thanks!

On iphone4, I found that turning the phone off and then back on the globe came up.

ok i have the new iphone 4.. followed the step.. emoji comes up but not the little globe? any ideas?

Tusen Tack! Så pedagogiskt och bra du förklarade! Tusen tack! Allt tjafs om japanskt keyboard som inte funkade! Härligt med människor som delar med sig! /Sue

Thank you, your instructions were easy to follow, downloaded and can't wait to use.

Thanks! I Aldo had to restart my iPhone 4 to see the globe

I did it on my phone bit went do the same thing on my wifes phone it didnt work. Weird

its easy to do but you wont find emoji under japnese . It has its own icon !

its pretty easy but you wont fins emoji under japanese because it has its own icon !


Awesome! Thankyou!

Required a reboot in my case. Using iPhoine 3Gs, globe icon appeared before reboot but no icons with in it.

Did it today, had to reboot my iphone 4.. and then it worked!

yope just reboot and woek fine after cool fix

The reboot worked for my OS4. Here's the reboot process:

hold down the sleep/wake button at the top right-hand corner of the iPhone for a few seconds.

This will bring up a screen asking you to run the slider across the screen to turn the phone off.

When you slide the slider to the right, a progress wheel will appear and in a second or two, the iPhone will be off.

To turn it back on again, just hold down the sleep/wake button again until the Apple icon appears on the screen and then wait for the phone to start up.

thanks very much. works !

Thank you so much!!!

It works after a reboot! Great! Thanks!

julie garden wrote on Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:44 AM

am a new iphone user and wanted emoticons - followed Greg's (august 11)(above) and it worked - thanks heaps for your efforts and willingness to share your knowledge to someone a little clueless.

Didn't work. I can pull up all the emoctions on the app

But the globe won't show up when I go to my messaging.

I wasn't having any success with my ios4 3GS iPhone. I followed directions exactly, but never say Emoji show up. Then I revolted as recommended, and voila! Works like a charm. Thanks!

Argh!! Revolted ==> REBOOTED...


Took a few tries to get it but it was soo worth it! :)

The world icon wouldn't appear for me, but I turned the phone off and on and it then appeared.

Works Perfect on Iphone 4 (4.2 OS) ! :D Thanks!!!


I have a 3gs running iOS 4. Wow, it's working thnks Alijah.

Hey guys you must restart the iPhone after write the code: 91929394.59

And then the Emoji will be on the language list!! I mean: settings/General/keyboard/International keyboard/Add new keyboard/Emoji

restarting your iphone after you do this is very helpful :)

there is another app that is so much easier to use it is emoji free! this is such a simpler way to do things!!!!!!!!!!

i lost the globe icon and just rebooted and then went through the process as highlighted above - absolutely spot on. Reboot and you will be fine

Just downloaded app. Followed instructions and it worked 1st time on my iPhone 4

Hi! I got the emoji app instead, it works the same I believe. I use the textnow app since I don't have unlimited, and my cousin can't see my emoticons in his iPhone. What's going on?? I can still see his and he sees it fine on Twitter and such...

had to turn off then back on again, then it worked perfectly! Thanks! But when I sent a text to husband's samsung phone he just got blanks or boxes instead of icons. Is it only compatible with other iphones?

@Michelle - Yes, as far as I know it's only compatible with other iPhones.

I tried it on my iphone 4 and it didnt work. the emoji didnt appear in the settings!

Update ppl I didn't need to put the .59 and then der it was on my list emoji try that, I kept trying with it and got nothing accidentally left it out and it worked .....hope it helps 0.o

Oh and ThAnK U soooo much I luv iT!

Thanks OP! I have this working now for all text messages that I send. However, when I receive emoji texts from others I just get symbols... no pics... and the people who actually receive my message don't always get the pics. I'm sending to my bro on his android phone. Any suggestions or solutions? LInks?

Yay!!! Very easy! Thanx!

Did everything it says...

no emoji comes up at all

I've tried about 5 times now :(

You should shut down the emoji app and settings on the multi task bar.

I have iPhone 4. Had to turn phone on and off once I changed the settings and it worked a treat!!

does not work for new Verizon iPhone. you can send to an AT&T iPhone but they won't see the emoticon.

This looks great for me but getting them is another story...all I get are symbols but apparently, recipients are seeing my emoticons. Does this not work is someone is on Verizon iPhone and someone is on AT&T? Shouldn’t matter, I wouldn’t think.

Had to turn off the the phone, then back on to get emoji to show up in the international keyboards. I'm on att and sent a text with emoticon to another att phone as a test and only the symbol shows up, not an emoticon. If emoji only works iphone to iphone, what's the point?

Thanks heaps iphone 4 perfect

The point is get some friends with iphones

hi everybody!!! apparently this only works for iphone to iphone....(no AT&T or Verizon) ............and if u don't see it then you turn your iPhone off ...and then back on!............BUT.....i have 1 question: does this work for iPod Touch (2nd gen. and up)????

Hi, just downloaded the app and then rebooted phone and it works very well. Been sending emoticons to my girl friend all morning and driving her nuts as she has yet to figure it out. Thanks heaps!

Someone haveinh trouble wrote on Friday, April 8, 2011 8:38 AM

I did EVERY step and I can't find the emoj. Where is it!?!?

Great! Finally i got my emoticons :)

Does this work on iPhone 4. I tried and I can't get it going

it wont let me insert the number in the app. ideas?




What do you mean emoji ha it's own icon? I have the iPhone 3GS and it doesn't work! Please help I followed every instruction!

Nevermind I got it!!

Hornspare wrote on Monday, April 25, 2011 6:24 AM

LOL I am writing this to all ppl dumb as me xD

The code is 91929394.59


Ok so I did this and the globe only shows up in the app that I dowloaded, not in text messaging??? HELP ME OUT!

Moniica wrote on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 4:21 PM

What if I did do the step and it dosent work for my texxting but it dose for my notes??

Don't forget to restart your phone. It will work then!!

yay it worked. do not forget to shut off your iphone and restart it after you did all the steps

Ow great it worked on a Iphone 4 4.3.3 latest update :) Thanks a lot

Wow!!!! Tried it a few times, worked after I rebooted!!!! Thanks!

I was about to give up but when I rebooted it worked! yey!

I totally thought this was a hoax but I'll be damned if it didn't work. I am amazed at how people find this sort of stuff out!

I can use the emoticons everywhere except on text messages. Why don't they work on the texting??

Midnght_J wrote on Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:55 AM

so will this work sending to non iphones or not?

if do what r the steps to do so i have followed all the steps but unless i type the icon out ex :-) it doesnt work just shows a black box to other phones

Does this work for sending to non iphones if so how do i do it?

unless i type the smiley out it only shows a black box

if i typs :-) it works but if i use the emoji just a black box show to the person i sen it to help please!!!

doesnt work.i only see japanese remiji and japanese ten digit


4evaRedd wrote on Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:46 PM

it worked!!! yay!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!! Yeah, my husband said to restart before trying. That did it. thanks!

I did follow all the steps. like olonam, I only see japanese remiji and japanese ten digit. the code is correct (91929394.59) and I closed the app and held down the power button to restart my iPhone. I turned it back on and went to my: Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards...

NO EMOJI!!!??!

It's not working for me

How strange, why do we need to download that app in step 1? I just enabled my Emoji directly without downloading anything.


I have a question I get this weird letters from only one person on my txts and this are the letters I get.


Cool! it worked

hey, i followed your instructions perfectly but the globe icon is not in my text keyboard, any suggestions ?

never mind !! works now, just make sure to restart the phone !!! :) thanks ! great app !!!

This is GREAT I love all the pages of different pics I can put on. Thanks for your help.

It doesn't work! :( I've done everything, but I don't get the emoji. :(

Awesome post, it was super easy

Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add new Keyboard > Emoji

I luv 'd emojis on my apple 3gs- wondering does this work on the verizion Iphone 4 ? seems like I lost my emojies when I switched from a 3gs ATT iphone to a Verizion iphone 4?

charles diavolo wrote on Saturday, July 16, 2011 9:29 PM

reboot. reboot. reboot. Works great.

Patrice Robinson wrote on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:55 PM

I agree you have to reboot to make it work.

Does it work for unlocked iphones? I have an iphone 4...Please help

Oh it works !! Just restart 

it dosent show up wen i go into international keyboards someone tell me why plez

It worked great please revise it so it they know that u have to shut off ur phone b4 u can continue

i love this! thank you so much. took me a while but after scrolling down i saw you have to reset the phone after entering the code before trying to add the keyboard. thank you all in the comments for the instructions!

Hi there, I can't get it.

I have downloaded the app but when I go to general-international-japonese...i don't get the emoji, i only get something called "Romaji" and "Ten Key" but not Emoji.....any suggestions, pleasee??

thanks a lot!

People it not gonna work if u don't TURN OFF your phone after doing all the steps 

Krazierokz wrote on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:43 AM

A Simple Respring is all you need if you have SB settings after you finished the steps provided

Enter the code, turn you phone off, turn it back on, then set the keyboard. Works for iPhone4. Thanks!

Worked brilliantly! Switch your phone on and off to reboot and the world icon will then be there. Ensure uve also downloaded the emoji app!

I tried this a couple times, i downloaded the app then typed in the number, then restarted my phone and it still didn't come up.

if you have the same problem --> hit the home kep twice. apps that are still open will appear on a bottom dock. hold your finger on one until they start to jiggle, then delete Spell Number and Settings. emoji was then under my international keyboard when i reopened settings.

hope this helped!

I use the globe pictures all the time in Facebook but when it refreshes all pictures have gone from my wall posts??

I did it today and it works!

I will re-post Olivia's advice because it helped me:

"I tried this a couple times, i downloaded the app then typed in the number, then restarted my phone and it still didn't come up.

if you have the same problem --> hit the home kep twice. apps that are still open will appear on a bottom dock. hold your finger on one until they start to jiggle, then delete Spell Number and Settings. emoji was then under my international keyboard when i reopened settings."

So I did everything... Even shut it off... And nothing. So I hit the home key twice to close apps... And that doesn't show. So lost! Pls help!!

it worked fine once i restarted the phone. thanks!

I have a Verizon Iphone 4. When I followed the above directions, I found that I could go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add new keyboards and then I found the emoticon one to add. It didn't work for me to go the Settings > General > International route. With the reboot this worked for me. I hope this helps someone else...

I typed in the code and I see the Globe Icon on the keyboard where you type in the code. But after I added the Emoji to the International keyboards it doesnt show up on text messaging.

When i got this app on my iPhone 4 I thought it didn't work because I went to Settings>General>Keyboard>Add new Keyboards> Emoji and then i saw my eyboard had no globe so i closed the app the opened it again and there it was...I didn't have to restart my phone at all :)

i tried everything and nothing works i can click added the keyboard emoji but it doesnt work and doesnt let me click on the globe when i go to text. what else can i do? How do i turn emoji "on"

Have iphone 4 for att and all i had to do to get it to work was restart my phone. Hope this helps!

thanks a lot:) it worked for me

but may i know whether it is true for only Iphones?

it worked for me thanks:)

but may i know whether it will worked for iphone's only?

thanks for sharing! worked for me.

Any way to make this work for mail text?

The directions worked fine once I followed them. (First I went to Japanese under International keyboards. When I went to Emoji it worked fine.

But I would like to get it into mail.

This isn't going to work from iphone to non-iphone, but for iproduct to iproduct, it's great. The emoticons show up pretty much anywhere you can type on your iphone. I tested it on notepad, email, texts, contacts, and evernote. It's not going to show up in anyone's email unless they're checking from an iphone though. They'll just get the little symbols.

I love this, though. Tested on two verizon iphone 4s.

Great instructions. Worked Great. Had to reboot my phone. Wasn't showing up at first.

Awesome. Thank you very much

Hey I can find the emoji ah help :(

Hey I can find the emoji ah help :(

Nvm it works every one with iPhone4 and 3GS phones turn off ur phone then back on them emoji will show yay! My gift to u people who thought of this I  u! My gift is(rose)

for those who downloaded the aplication and nothing appears just turn of ur phone and than turn it on and than go to general >>>keyboard keyboards >>>>add new keyboard and than click on emoji and thats it!

too gud :)

Works well on iPhone 4 under ios5 gm. (jail broken). It required no restart, just install, code and apply settings. Working as I write this!

Didnt have to use the code with the iOS 5 update and no reset required. 😊

Hi, what am i doing wrong?!?! I have an iphone4 that I hate for just this reason. I've followed the instructions line by line and when i go into text messaging, the globe isnt there. What's with the Japanese question, is it not direct to emoji as a new keyboard? Help before I throw this thing down the loo!

Sussed it. Just did it with Emoji and not the Spell Number programme. Yay, it's not me (well all the time anyway!)

if you have updated to ios 5 emoji comes just have to activate it. go to settings>general>keyboard>international keyboards>add new keyboards>tap emoji

and VOILA youve got emoticons!

Thanks a lot .... this really helped!! Very easy to install and use. Great instructions!

Superb! Easy & simple steps. Thank you.

I have an iPhone 4,iOS5 and I also did the steps but I still can't get emoji??

does it still work if you unlocked it?

Working fine. Just downloaded it today! Installed into my iPhone. No problems.

Pretty fantastic since its free!!

thanks for the tips..

thank you...

What do you press after typing the code? please email me

Dear samantha, just exit the app

this app is fraudulent wrote on Monday, November 14, 2011 3:12 PM

This app is suspect. You do not need this app to enable the emoji keyboard. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not download it. If it is telling you to download it to enable something you can enable without the app then what is the app really for???? To prove it, please do everything the instructions say after downloading the app without downloading it.


Above is true! wrote on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:38 PM

Don't download the app just do the following:

Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Emoji

Close Settings and open up Text Messaging

You will now see a globe icon next to the spacebar on the keyboard. Select the globe and you will see emoticons that you can select.

Following the steps given, but when touch on globe icon next to the spacebar on the keyboard. Can't Select or see emoticons that you can select.

This still works on the new iOS5. And despite what many of you are saying, not everyone has access to Emoji without doing this. I didn't; I had to do the above to get access. I'm glad I found this; thank you!

It worked...Close all the text related running apps and after entering the code just click on the "about" button then back and close the speel number app.

Bingo then u will be able to see the Emoji...

I need help it aint workin

Not working.... Please help!

Worked fine on my iPhone 3GS

Thanks x

QuantitativeGirl wrote on Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:16 AM

Worked on my 3GS. Excellent simple, straightforward instructions. Thank you.

didnt work on my Iphone 4. This is crap.

I've updated my iPhone 4 to the new iPhone software iOS 5 I'm sending emoji icons to some people who havnt updated there iphone for some reason they arnt receiving my icons.. Why is that.. But before the update they were able to receive them.

Tried it today with my iphone 4S and it worked!!! YOOHOO!! Thanks alot! It was super easy to follow

The 'download spell number' i believe is just his way to get you to download his app. No numbers needed on iphone 4.

When you type in the number code, how do you "enter" it?

Good one

You dont have to download anything, Got to Settings, International, Keyboards, select Emoji

Thanks Ruff!

Just to clarify a little more tho, on iOS5 go to Settings>General>International>Keyboards

Add New Keyboard... select Emoji and enjoy!

Worked like a charm!!!

Agreed worked like a charm, thanks man!

anyone else having problems? everything works perfectly fine, i have the globe and the emoticons and all, but i was texting my friend and we were using emoticons, and then my phone started to send some of my emoticon messages twice, so the person i was texting got an earlier message of an emoticon again. i was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if they had a solution?

Hey! I follow all the instructions but im not getting the globe icon when i open my messages. :(

Elijah, thanks so much for sharing this info- have hated not having emoticons since switching to iphone. you rock!

excellent! thanks

Thank you - it's nice to have emoticons. But, I'm curious - why did we have to download spell number and then enter that long number into it? How does that make it so that there is a setting in the keyboard menu?

It just seemed kind of strange and I don't understand how it worked.

sounds fishy to me, no reason to download spell number

Just wanted to let everyone know the the emoji keyboard is on the iPhone regardless of whether you download this stupid app or not. Just go to your settings.

For the iPhone 3Gs power it off after u do this and it will work, mine didn't work until I turned my phone off and then on again.

thanks a million. I used 91929394.59 and after a reboot, it emoji appeared in the keyboard. Top stuff!!!

hey how come it doesnt work for like path & facebook

Thank you so much!!!

I can't get it to work, I put in the new updated code and I found it in international keyboards an selected it and when I go into messages I have no globe, I know where the globe is supposed to be but it's not there, please help!!!!

Thank u alot you r awesome😊

Yay!!! I juss had to turn my phone on and off an now I have it, yay!!!!

borrowed from

Above is true! wrote on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:38 PM

Don't download the app just do the following:

Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Emoji

Close Settings and open up Text Messaging

You will now see a globe icon next to the spacebar on the keyboard. Select the globe and you will see emoticons that you can select.

it works perfect on my 3gs without downloadind an app :-)

mckenna newman wrote on Saturday, December 24, 2011 9:32 PM

its so awesome!!!! i just got the new iphone4 and i wanted all the smilie faces.... and it only to me 10 minutes to do!!! (: thanks!!! :)

Awesome just 1 try

Nice👍but what do they all mean❔

I followed every step, and up until the international keyboard I was doing extremely good. But, when I opened up my text messages.... There was not globe!! Does this have anything to do with my IPhone being a Verizon one?

Figured it out jut have to shut off your phone and turn it back on works great now!!!

Saphira2021 wrote on Sunday, January 1, 2012 12:29 PM

Thanks. followed the instructions and it worked for me today 1/1/2012 exactly as described. Thanks!

Linda Holtzclaw wrote on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 8:14 PM

My daughter and I have the exact same iphone 4. Your directions worked perfectly for my phone and we never did get hers enabled. We tried 5 times folllowing your directions exactly. Any ideas on why this happened?

I did it without having to install anything. Thanks ! 💗

I see some people are willing to believe anything they see on the internet... Emoji already comes with the iPhone... No need to install anything. Just toggle it in the International Keyboard section of your settings. Now you have it, no need to install a stupid app.

Please read the above comment. There is me need to download this app.

Thanks mate, it works 

Two words as feedback: boo yah!!! 😃

Followed the tutorial above on new my new i phone 4s and it worked easy peasy! Many thanks

That was esy thanks

Thanks! Worked for me!

Cool. easy to find, good instructions. easy to use.

I dnt understand I'm doin everythin right bt I'd not working :(

Thanks, that was extremely easy - no app required

this worked for me... thanks

Gladys Valencia Kjøsnes wrote on Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:39 PM

Tuuuusen takk! Veldig enkelt å laste smiley.

very nice, like the options and it is free

Thank you it works 😃

Installed per the original instructions on an iPhone 4S running ios 5.0.1 and works great, thanks! Did not have to reboot.

Itu work...thanks

Finally I know how to used these I though only the new iPhone could used these icon since I have the iPhone 3

First of all if Emoji doesn't appear on the international keyboards you do need to reboot and then it will show up after that.

You don't need this app, just go into Settings->General->Keyboard->International Keyboards->Add New Keyboard... Then check "Emoji". Done, no stupid app, no stupid number game. Congrats.

Emoji doesn't appear :-(

Alisssandra wrote on Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:11 PM

Eric's right. You need the app. it's RIGHT THERE!

i no a easyier way and only takes likes 30 sec. instead of doing ur way.. my way is better

You don't need this app, just go into Settings->General->Keyboard->International Keyboards->Add New Keyboard... Then check "Emoji". Done, no stupid app, no stupid number game. Congrats.

Just followed Chi's instructions. Worked like a charm. Thanks Chi.

If you have iOS4 or greater you can use the instructions found here:

Works a treat. Thanks!

it's so awesome! makes texting so much more fun! >.< Didn't work at first but then restarted my iphone 4 then worked like magic!

Even old people can play.....easy....thanks!

😃thank you

Thank yiu

Thanks, first i did'nt work for me! But when i reboot my iphone it works fine..!! After applying dont forget to reboot u r device!

Works. Thank you for the tip.

Thanks!! that was so easy. No reboot needed.

My emoji not appear in someone else non iphone

Mobile. Any advice?

Adlimn, unfortunately the emoticons only work on iPhones.

hi wat up ppl

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just downloaded the app, i must have done something incorrect, no globe icon appeared. Dissappointed. :(

Very good but it was not clear enough


I love this!!!

when i sending these smilies to a blackberry it is showing a black box just not any smiley.

Tariq, unfortunately the emoticons only work on iPhones.

Worked as stated. Thanks!

Superb, thanks!

did this and i can send emojis i just cant see them from my friend, i have the iphone 3 and she has the iphone4

Worked like a charm, thanks

This is way Kool - Thank You

Love it! Thanks for the easy instructions. How fun is this?????

Peggy Powell wrote on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:47 PM

Fabulous! Worked like a charm. Now if my husband's blackberry could just see them and me his.....

Smilings für iPhone

Worked... It's great!!!

Simple Instructions - Thank YOU!!

skiouraki wrote on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:50 AM

καλημερα μηπως μπορειτε να μου πειτε τι εικονιδιο ειναι αυτα τα συμβολα; στο κινητο μου ετσι βγαινουν: ^*+~=V ευχαριστω.

I have emoji but I can't see someone who has an iPhone emote sent to me. It just looks like an alien in a box.

Jasminee wrote on Monday, April 9, 2012 11:53 PM

I like this

This is exactly what I was looking for - thanks so much whoever is responsible for it!! I will recommend it to all my friends with IPhone 4.

Thanks! This was it!

@Helen - You're welcome. :)

anonymousss wrote on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:17 PM

yess it worked :)

love it!! thanks

love it!! thanks

I followed your instructions but still did not see theEmoticon button in my settings... Help me?

I have installed n see the globe nd emotions but when I send dem it days message failure everytime ??!?? Help

Can see the globe but wen I send in message it says message failure everytime , help !!

Worked !!

This was so useful. Thanks

Chi wrote on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 4:23 PM

You don't need this app, just go into Settings->General->Keyboard->International Keyboards->Add New Keyboard... Then check "Emoji". Done, no stupid app, no stupid number game. Congrats.

This WORKS GREAT Thank you Chi!!

Its a Boon... Dint knew that.. great Info.. Thanks A Lot for the info :)

@Lewis - If you read my post, in red it states that this app isn't necessary if you're running iOS 4.0 or later. I also have another blog post that has the instructions you posted.

parimala wrote on Monday, April 30, 2012 4:49 AM

This is awesome..thanks..:-)Apple cute icons

i did as you said but it not working, what should i do?

i have iphone4

Version 4.1(8B117)

model MC603J

yup it's working for me and now some new code also came in the market.

Is there any way to send Smileys to non iPhone users from a iPhone 4s.

Mcsllew wrote on Monday, May 7, 2012 7:50 PM

Just got a 4S! I thought the emotions were already on it. Used your input and bam.... there are tons of pics to choose from! Awesome! Thanks a bunch.

@Ken - No, unfortunately it's iPhone only.

@Gill - You should check out the instructions found here:

Lucinda wrote on Friday, May 11, 2012 5:43 AM

I'm so grateful cos this was easy and fast. How do i get a free watsapp on my iphone 4s because i leave in Ghana and can't pay the $0.99 they asking me to pay.

Lucinda wrote on Friday, May 11, 2012 5:43 AM

I'm so grateful cos this was easy and fast. How do i get a free watsapp on my iphone 4s because i leave in Ghana and can't pay the $0.99 they asking me to pay.

Lucinda wrote on Friday, May 11, 2012 5:46 AM

This was easy and fast.

Thank u its very helpfull

leisha scaling wrote on Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:11 PM

I can send emoticons but I only receive boxes instead of emoticons from other iphones. Some peoples show up most do not???

@leisha - Unfortunately emoticons only work with iPhones. It's a limitation of the phones...

Just used ur instructions to emoticons on my 4S and gotta say, it took about a minute and a half, top drawer Mister! cheers.

I love it!!!!

biker animal wrote on Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:37 AM

Thank you brill love itxxx

Heres an easier way :

1. Go to Settings

2. Go to General

3. Go to Keyboard

4. Tap international keyboards

5. Tap Add New Keyboard...

6. Go Down and you should see Emoji under Dutch

wow..this article is very useful. i like it...thank you

@Sam - If you read my post, in red it states that this app isn't necessary if you're running iOS 4.0 or later. I also have another blog post that has the instructions similar to your comment.

Didnt work and did all the steps right :(

I can send them no problem but everytime my boyfriend sends me them I get blank boxes. I've restarted my phone multiple times. Anyone that cab help please email me. Thanks.

Ps he has iPhone 4 I have I phone 3G

Fantastic!How ever did you discover it??

Thank you so much! :o)

Anonymous wrote on Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:12 PM

There's an easier way to do that I know it works for iPods. Just go to international keyboards and search for emoji

Thanks so much! The whole process took about a minute. :)

M R P Kumar wrote on Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:04 PM

thanks was very easy to understand. Very well explained in detail...

Thanks a lot

It takes max 1 min

U don't need the app for it u can just go straight to general keyboard and the international keyboard and click on emoji it works no need for that number crap

Thanks, that was simple and sorted in a minute!

easy easy thxs mate.. bit crap its only iphone 2 iphone, doesnt apple know not everyone has iphone.. clowns,. sad face followed by angry face

Fab! Really straight forward, thank you!

Tanx a mil man.worked like magic on my iphone 4.big ups.

Brill, couldn't be more simply......

Probably only works on iPad and iPhone not iPod

Michelle wrote on Friday, July 6, 2012 11:43 AM


Thank you soooo much! So easy to do!

Great post!!!

Works just like u said it would

Yaaaay it works. What ever you do, don't write the code in from the picture!

Does it work for iphone 3g?

WOW this was a piece of cake, ty!!

I didn't have to download anything, it was just in my list of keyboards.

Worked like a champ...easy and exactly like the instructions said :)

thanks guys.. its working on me... i do really find cute...

You don't need to install the app. It's already there!!

Couldn't have been any easier! thanks!

so awesome i have always wanted 2 do that!!!!!!

How should I share my emoticons / smileys with non iPhone user

#remember not all of our friends have iPhones

And we real need to share this with them

Any idea/help plzz


@Nyssa - If there's a way to do this I don't know what how... :(

thank you:)

Real easy thank you

These emoticons r ausome

I skipped the app download and went straight to keyboards. The emoji keyboard is there...😄

I did the same as Jordan... Seems like some sort of scam to be honest, to get you to download the app?

@Jordan and @Eversist - I have absolutely no affiliation with that app. Those are the pre-iOS4 instructions. So to call it a scam is flat out wrong.

If you read the instructions you'd have seen (in red) where "if you have iOS4 or greater you don't have to download the app"...

See this post:

It worked!!!! Thanks alot

Thank you!!!

That's this worked perfectly !

This was so easy to install.. Thank you so very much... Unfortunate for non iphone users.. Quite sure if they had the option they would enjoy as well.. Again thank you!!_

****Can't thank you enough!!**** BRILLIANT! and so very easy to install. Your directions were ace. Makes you feel sorry for non iphoners!! Smashing emoticons. Once again, thank you for doing this for all of us XX

thanks for sharing, it works for me. this is great!!

i din find keyboard option in the general seetings.......i hav gt a chinese iphone 4s..........can any1 plz help.........

Thanks!!! I love this!!!!!!

Thank you so much that was easy .

there is an easier way tho

thanks this is a big help

My iPhone dumped everything, and won't sync up. This worked great! Thanks so much.

This is awesome!! thanks so much, really helped a lot!

ohh!! thanks so much!! i real enjoy now and its work in my iphone

Don't download the app

Thanks soo much don't know why you shouldn't download the app it works great.

Omar Little wrote on Monday, October 15, 2012 7:33 PM

Very easy, thanks!

Followed the simple instructions and it worked like a charm on my new iPhone 5. THANK YOU!!

It worked on my 3gs. Thanks for the post!

I went to the App Store and it said no results

I couldn't find the app

U can go to app store => search => emoji, it will show up a lot, u can pick Emoji New Style Free, install n open it in setting=>general=>keyboard=>add new keyboard=> choose Emoji :) when u type in any SMS oe MSG click on global icon to choose Emoji n pick icons that u like :)

Have fun all

It really was so easy!!! If I can do it anyone can. My husband usually does all of this for me.

When I go on AppStore it won't find you're spell number!!!!! Just spell numbers that translate numbers. Very anoying and frustrating..... Please help.

@Lotta - What model iPhone do you have?

Hmmm It works but takes a while

I didn't actually install the number thingy I just got enoji and followed the rest of the steps so if it comes up with no results like me just download enoji and follow the steps. It really works!!

Hey there :)..

I am currently using an iphone 4S with IOS 5.1.1.. i am having trouble with the emoji apps... the problem is i already had emoticons which i enabled emoji thorugh my keyboard but however i wanted to extend by having more emoticons by installing an emoji app... i did this which i payed aswell :(.. and it did not work.. i mean i couldnt see anything new i dont know why.. i switched my phone off and put it back on but no difference at all... i would be very happy if you guys help or give me any ideas of what to do... will b waiting for your reply .

gd 1!

hi there i'm using an iphone 3g and I've got no idea how to get emoticons on it can u help please

thanks a lot!!!you really helped me!

Everythingiphone wrote on Friday, January 11, 2013 10:16 AM

Just go to general , then keyboard , and click add new keyboard ,if you keep scrolling you should find emoji

Hey i hav 3Gs bt when i go in to international keyboards it doesnt ask me if i want to add new keyboard it jst brings all z languages. N there is no emoji there wat do u suggest

Thank you! 😃

Thank u soooooo very helped me...

Hi,i have donwloaded emoji By this way,but now i have problem that i cant setup new emoji by this way((pls help me...

Great. Thanks

Thanks! It worked & was very easy to follow! Thanks again!

It worked great and the steps were very easy and simple! Thank you!!!

That was a fantastic help. Thank you so much.

Very useful☺

It really helped and worked on the iphone 4s....

i didnt even know this feature was on my phone...i thought you have to install some third party app to do that....Thanks....

Thank you so much. I didn't know the icons were on my phone and the apps that I downloaded weren't working. Works great on the iphone5.

Yeah!!!! thank you so much, great help.

Best instructions on the website...spent over an hour trying to figure out other website instructions and yours were simple, precise and worked like a charm...

Thanks so much

ellmoe2000 wrote on Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:19 PM

Thx for your post. My friend just bought the Iphone 4. All her friends use emoticons in their text and she asked me how they did it. You instructions were easy to follow. Than you.

Pat McCrotch wrote on Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:43 PM

I'm gay now too

Thanks very much for this! A friend used emoticons in her text a while ago and I didn't know how she did it. I was very pleased to find this site and even more so that it was so easy to set it up! 😄🎉

Thanks you very much!)

Thank you for all your help have a happy EASTER HOPE GET LOTS OF EASTER EGGS HAVE GREAT ONE ANY WAY

Thank you for all your help have a happy EASTER HOPE GET LOTS OF EASTER EGGS HAVE GREAT ONE ANY WAY

this totally worked for me im an iphone expert and i couldnt figure this out at all so thanks once again

webbon24611 wrote on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:07 PM

Love it...instructions were so simple to follow and use....even use emoji with instagram and streamzoo...thanks again....❤❤❤

God bless you brother,thanks for sharing the knowledge and may you never run out of the goodies of life

Does it cost to send these on your texted messages ?

Thanks so much👍

Works perfect.

Bless you and a million thanks!!!

Very easy! Thanks! :))

Very helpful! Thanks.

Wow easiest thing I've ever done! Thanks! Sorry u r having to deal with all these incompetent people on here.

Thanks a lot! It was of immense help!

Very Nice and easy, i have been looking for ages for this

Thanks. Worked for me! :)

Thank you - you are a great teacher.

i have iphone 4 how to play song on air call

Excellent, worked perfectly, thank you!!

Thanks I been getting all these apps and they didn't work😢but this really helped me 🌹🌷🌸💐😍😜

Simple instructions...Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

fantastic....thanks...its working fine in my phone.

Courtney wrote on Monday, July 22, 2013 8:51 AM

Worked prefect thanks

Thank u it really made it easy for me

HELP!!!!! wrote on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:35 PM

It won't work I've tried rebooting both japenese but I don't know how to do the code please help!!!!!!!

All im able to do emoticons art is copy and paste please help!!!!!!!!!😱

This was a very great help!! Thank you!! I have an IPhone 4 G and it works!!! Can't wait to use it so long without emoticons... Was frustrated ..

Thanks thanks thanks ;)



Thank you bunches!😀

WOW! worked like a charm. you're my hero!

i owned an iphone 3gs for 2 yrs now. And I recently knew this smiley. hahaha stupid me.

Thanks for this!

Thank you very much 😝😊😄😎🙊👍👍👍👍☝💃

Nice work! Thanks for posting!

Thank you

Thankyou very helpful :)

Thank you 😄

Thank so much!! You are awesome!!!

Thank you! Worked perfectly!

I have an iphone 3 and I am not receiving any text messages if an emoticon is on the message.

Could someone please help!!! as people think I am rude for not replying but I am not getting the text at all.

I have tried going through Settings, General, Keyboard, International Keyboard and then the menu only lists all the different languages and no option for anything else.



Thank you so much! Huge help!!

Love it!! ♥ Thank you so much!! ☺

Thanks! Works like a charm. 😄

This was easy and works perfectly, but some of my friends (not using Iphones), tell me my messages to them show full of strange characters and can not read them. Anyone else heard something similar? I had to stop using it.

Thanks heaps

Yvette Tee wrote on Monday, October 21, 2013 10:49 PM

Great!! It helped me today (10/22/13)

You're great - did it today and worked perfectly! Mahalo Nui Loa (thank you very much).

Thank you! :D

great it works on my phone thanks



Worked a treat on 4s. Thanks for the tip! 👍👍👍

Thanks! this was perfect.. my family on LGG2 and Galaxy S4 mini can see them as well.. I am on a 5s

I just tried on my 4s and working! thanks man

This helped me I 💛💙💜💚❤ emojis!!!!!! Thank you so much for your help🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽🐽pig nose 🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄mushrooms ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄snow flakes

Thanks so much!

Thank you Very much. It works :)

So easy - thank you!

Thank you very's very easy, the steps are very helpfull. Now i can start to use my emicons.

Thanks this post is very helpful

Thanks. Made it very simple to follow.

Necesito emoticons

Toni Towers wrote on Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:06 PM

Worked for me thank you

Thanks so much!

Thanks bro, I am looking for this. I follow the step and it's works.

Thanks so much - easy to set up emotions on the iPhone with your instructions!

Good. Thank you help

Good. Thank you helpful

Good. Thank you very much

Good. Thank you very much

Maricelys wrote on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:52 AM

Great help!

Christina wrote on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:47 PM


Thanks. My daughters aren't here to help me, so this was perfect and easy to follow.

Big Momma wrote on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:46 PM

Super easy-thank you!

Easy instructions very helpfull

thanks, super easy with your instructions

Thank U guys

Loretta Redcloud wrote on Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:25 AM

Worked for me! Thank you for posting. 😍

so simple and easy - I did this ages ago but then had done a reset and couldnt remember for the life of me - so simple thank you.

Thank you! Worked great!!

Thank you for your help!!!! 👏

great help my granddaughter will be proud of me thanks

I have an iPhone 6 & I'm getting an alien head inside a box emoticon from a friend of mine who is also using an iPhone 6 but he's not actually sending it. Can anyone offer any help as to how I fix this??

Thanks, it helped.

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