Use emoji (emoticons) on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

You can find several hundred emoji on the emoji keyboard. After you turn on the emoji keyboard, you can use these images in your messages, emails, and more.

Turn on the emoji keyboard

  1. Tap Settings > General > Keyboard.
  2. Tap Keyboards.
  3. Tap Add New Keyboard.
  4. Tap Emoji.

Use emoji in Messages, Mail, and more

To open the emoji keyboard, tap Smiley face icon, or press and hold Globe key and select Emoji.

Screenshot showing emoji keyboard

Tap the icons at the bottom of the keyboard to switch emoji themes. In each theme, you can swipe left or right to view more. To see emoji you've used recently, tap Clock icon.

Learn more

Find out why emoji might look different or display unexpected characters on non-iOS devices (other mobile phones, computers, or applications).

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