Enable This Built-In Keyboard On iOS For Tons Of New Emoticons

Enable This Built-In Keyboard On iOS For Tons Of New Emoticons

iOS: At this point, everyone knows how to get to the emoji keyboard on iOS. But if you prefer a fancy unicode emoticon instead, you’ll need to dig in and enable a different keyboard. Head into Settings > General > Keyboard. Tap “Add New Keyboard” then scroll down and select Japanese > Romaji. With that keyboard enabled, head back to an app with a keyboard. Tap and hold the world icon, then select the Romaji keyboard. Tap the “123” button, then the “^_^” icon. Now you can scroll through a ton of new unicode emoticons.

How To Enable The Hidden Emoticon Keyboard On Your iPhone Or iPad [Redmond Pie]


  • Because there aren’t enough indecipherable, meaningless and useless emojis already.
    You need more.

  • I just want to be able to disable the standard keyboard and just use swiftkey without it constantly reverting 🙁

    • I gave up on swiftkey and other 3rd party keyboards, swiftkey kept locking up and id have to fiddle around or reboot to get text entry back.

      • I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks straight with no issues. Turned off my phone once after first setting up everything and that’s it. I can’t deal with apples hidden punctuation and lack of swype typing.

Show more comments

Comments are closed.

Log in to comment on this story!