Today I am going to share about how to enable Hidden Emoticon Keyboard on iPhone.
It’s a feature that has always been available on your iPhone or iPad but most of the iOS users don’t know about it!
The best thing about this hidden keyboard is that anyone can have them on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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These Emoticons are very expressive and are made out of various signs and symbols available on any regular keyboard. You only have to activate the setting.
So In this post I will show you how you can enable and use the hidden emoticon keyboard on your iOS device.
Generally, iPhone users regularly enjoy the Emoji keyboard with all the fun icons,sign, faces, and little pictures, but before Emoji came around there were Emoticons, which are basically little text drawings of faces and actions using different characters on a keyboard.
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Emoticons are a bit more complex to type out than hitting a simple Emoji key, but if you want to use Emoticons there is a great hidden Emoticon keyboard on the iPhone and iPad waiting to be enabled, with a huge array of complete emoticon faces and strings waiting for use.
How to Enable the Hidden Emoticon Keyboard in iPhone or iPad
1. Open setting app and tap on General and browse for Keyboard.
2. Tap on Add New Keyboard.
3. Search for Japanese Keyboard and tap on it.
4. Now select “Romaji” from the Japanese keyboard list.
5. Now open any app like Notes and tap on the little earth icon to access the optional keyboards menu.
6. Select the Japanese character text, this switches to the Emoticon keyboard that is called Romaji.
7. Tap on an Emoticon to type it out from the predictive menu, or tap on the Arrow icon to access the huge Emoticon array of completed Emoticon character strings
Here you can check full Emoticon keyboard as seen in iOS on iPhone:
That’s all there is to it.
Remember to hit the earth icon again and switch back to English or whatever your default keyboard is, otherwise you will have the Emoticon keyboard as your new default, similar to if you just used the Emoji keyboard it stays the default until switched again.
You can switch this or any other keyboard anytime by hitting the Globe icon again and selecting the keyboard set you prefer.
Longtime iOS users may recall that on much earlier versions of iOS, you had to access the Emoji keyboard through the Japanese keyboard options as well.
So perhaps future releases of iOS will add the Emoticon keyboard as a broad keyboard similar to the Emoji keys are a simple to access optional set as well.
I hope you are enjoying this hidden emoticon keyboard feature on you iPhone or iPad.
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