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Emoji is a Japanese word or term for "photo", and usually refers to picture characters used when texting and chatting on your cell phone or computer. These are emoticons that you can use to simply express what you are feeling by using pictures instead of typing in a long sentence. These are used in countless wireless messages and on various Web pages and social media.

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Instructions

iOS is designed to make using Emoji easy, but you have to enable them. To activate your Emoji keyboard, follow these directions:

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    Open your home screen and tap "Settings".
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    Go to the "General" option, then tap "International" to open the next page.
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    Tap the keyboards option and select on "Add New Keyboard" and then look for Emoji on the list
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    Tap "Emoji", and the keyboard will also be accessible the next time you use your regular keyboard.
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Things You Should Know

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    Multiple Keyboards
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    Multiple keyboards can be enabled on every iOS device. Adding the Emoji keyboard will not make it your default keyboard, unless you change the priority in your keyboard settings.
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    Input Text
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    Once you have enabled the Emoji keyboard on your device, you can proceed to an application that allows you to input text. You will see that the onscreen keyboard has new characters available for you to use. At the bottom of the keyboard, you will see a button with a picture of a globe on it, and by tapping that you can access the Emoji menu.
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    Emoji Categories
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    You will also notice that there are tabs present on the bottom of the screen. Each of these tabs represents a category of Emoji icons. The Emoji icons are not limited to facial expressions or smiley faces, but also include animals, flowers, moons, and several other kinds of pictures.
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    To return to the default keyboard, simply tap the world icon to return to the original keyboard and vice versa.
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Troubleshooting Emoji Problems

Sometimes problems or errors can't be avoided when using Emoji in text messages or emails, and other programs.

Common Emoji Problems

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    Emoji may not display as expected, or the icon in the menu may not match the sent Emoji icons.
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    Symbols may appear as equal signs, question marks or squares instead of an Emoji icon.
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    Lines or breaks may appear after the Emoji.
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    You may be unable to reply to an email message that has Emoji or unexpected characters
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    In this case, you would have to remove these icons before you can reply to the email.
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Reasons for Issues

If any of the aforementioned issues occur, the reason may be explained below.

Emoji does not appear correctly or properly on the receiving device. Certain Emoji icons may not appear correctly on your iOS device or OS X, or to a non-iOS device. Those Emoji may appear as equal signs, question marks or squares instead of an Emoji icon. See possible reasons below:

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    The iOS product you are sending to may be from another network provider.
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    You are sending to a non-iOS device on your network provider or another network provider.
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    You are using email that is not OS X Version 10.7 or later
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    (Earlier versions of OS X will not support Emoji.)
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More Problems

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    You get a long message when sending text messages or SMS from other phone or other network providers.
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    You receive an SMS or text message that contains additional/unexpected characters.
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    Text messages may appear as upside-down question marks.
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Resolutions

Follow these steps to avoid inter-carrier network issues.

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    If the recipient of your text message says it does not appear properly, try sending a simple text message like "Hi", "Hello" or "Test" to verify that you can send and receive a standard text message.
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    Try to limit the use of non-ASCII characters or icons, including
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    1. Russian language, Greek language, Chinese language and Arabic language.
    2. Limit the usage of letters with accents, like å, é, ö, and others.
    3. Limit the usage of a Non-ASCII symbols, like ●, ¢, ¼, and others.
    4. Limit the usage of Emoji.
    5. Limit the character count per SMS or text message to the standard length supported by your carrier. You may enable the display character counts by going to "Settings", then "Message", and then "Character information".
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Is there a way that I can remove the Emoji on my iPhone completely?

That depends. If you have an iPhone 4 with firmware version of 2.2 (I know that your iOS has been updated), you can simply delete the app on your phone to remove it completely. Way back in 2008, Apple added support for Emoji with iPhones with firmware version of 2.2 that is only available in Japan.

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The Emoji app was completely removed from the app store since in 2011. There is a big but there, Apple decided that the Emoji would become native on the iPhones with iOS 5. (It came in the package in the firmware update.) Instead of removing the Emoji keyboard, you can disable it instead.

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Here's how to disable Emoji:

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    On your phone's home screen, tap the "Settings" application.
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    Tap the "General" option in the settings menu.
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    Then tap "Keyboards" from the list of items.
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    Now hit "International keyboards".
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    Then click on edit and disable the Emoji keyboard.
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After performing those steps you will no longer see the Emoji keyboard when you text or compose an email. You are good to go.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Eng, Charmed, Lynn

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