In order to use smiley faces and other emoticons on your iPhone, you have to enable the Emoji keyboard. This keyboard is not enabled by default, so you have to know where to go to find it. Text on it’s own is deduced at the readers discretion, which can often times be misinterpreted. Emoticons help you display emotions in your text messages.

Follow these easy steps to enable the Emoji keyboard on your iPhone:

  1. Click on Settings.
    iPhone Settings
  2. Click on the General tab.
    iPhone Settings General
  3. Click on the Keyboard tab.
    iPhone General Keyboard
  4. Click on the Keyboards tab.
    iPhone General Keyboard Keyboards
  5. Click the Add New Keyboard… tab.
    iPhone Add New Keyboard
  6. In the Add New Keyboard dialog box, click on the Emoji keyboard.

    iPhone Add New Keyboard dialog window
  7. You now have access to the Emoji keyboard. To use the keyboard, click on the home button, Click the Messages icon, and type someone a text. Click on the globe icon to switch to the Emoji keyboard.
    iPhone keyboard icon
  8. You can now text smiley face icons, food, sports, and many more!
    iPhone Emoji Keyboard
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