Use Emoji on Samsung Galaxy S5 Access Emoji on Samsung Galaxy S5 (Marshmallow) vs (Lollipop) vs (Jelly Bean/Kitkat)

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If you like to use emoji while texting or posting your status on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? This article will show you how to easily access emoji on your Samsung Galaxy S5. Using emoji is the most efficient way to express how you feel to the person you're conversing with. Thanks to the latest update from Google Android, you can now send emoji from your Android phone to friends who are using iPhones. Although their appearance will slightly differ, the meaning remains the same.

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Method 1: Access Emoji on Samsung Galaxy S5 (Marshmallow)

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    Tap the SMS app.
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    Tap an ongoing conversation or begin a new one.
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    Once your keyboard is open, tap the smiley icon to the left of the text box.
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    An emoji keyboard will open and you can choose from a variety of icons to use anywhere you write text
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    To go back to your standard keyboard, tap the same smiley icon next to the text box area.
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    With the SMS keyboard still open, tap the smiley icon in the lower left corner
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    This opens a second emoji keyboard.
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    Tap the "Sym" key to switch back to your regular keyboard.
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    To add emoji characters to your messages, simply load the keyboard and place them within your text.
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Method 2: Access Emoji on Samsung Galaxy S5 (Lollipop)

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    Tap the SMS icon.
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    Select a conversation or create a new one.
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    Open up the keyboard and tap the smiley icon in the lower left corner.
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    Here you can access a nice variety of emoji characters.
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    To switch back to your basic keyboard at any time, tap the "Sym" key in the lower left corner.
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    Place emoji characters within your messages to add something extra to your conversations.
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Method 3: Access Emoji on Samsung Galaxy S5 (Jelly Bean/Kitkat)

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    Open any application where you can write or compose messages.
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    Tap the text field to open your keyboard.
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    On your keyboard, locate the microphone icon (it is to the left of the space bar).
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    Press and hold the microphone icon, which will open a sub menu.
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    Tap the smiley face on the sub-menu as shown in the screen shot below, and you will see the list of Emoji
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    Select any emoji you would like to enter, and send your message.
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    Congratulations, you're now able to use your emoji.
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  • Using an application

    If you have a phone with an Android operating system below 4.4.2, you can try these apps to get emoji on your phone.

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      Go to the Play Store and download these three add-on applications
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      1. GO SMS PRO
      2. GO Keyboard
      3. GO SMS PRO Emoji Plugin
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      Once you have those installed on your phone, you can use emoji upon texting, but you must use GO SMS PRO as your messaging application.
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    Questions and Answers

    How to use emoticons on Facebook with S5?

    What do I need to do to use Emoji on my Facebook?

    You need to be using the latest online version of Facebook. This may vary depending on your phone and the version of Facebook, as well as whether you are accessing it through mobile, or with the online application. In either case, there are differences in the actual Facebook software which cause these problems. Unfortunately some versions will accept Emoji from Android phones, and some will not.

    Why can't I receive Emoji on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

    I can send Emoji to both iPhones, and Android phones and the other people will get them just fine. When someone with an iPhone or Android sends any to me, I can't see them. They show up as ?=? and the words are spaced out. Can you please help me?

    This is due to one of three problems.

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      You may have a virus on your phone
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      In this case, you will not be able to see Emoji or other texts. To correct this, you will either need to install a virus program or perform a factory data reset.
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      You may be running an older version of the Android operating system
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      This seems unlikely, as you're using the Galaxy S5, and able to send Emoji. Still, you can upgrade to the latest version if you are not running it, which will correct this problem and let you receive Emoji on your phone.
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      The people you are exchanging messages with may be using Handcent
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      In this case, you may not be able to see their Emoji on your phone, because you do not have the software installed yourself. This is unlikely though because you specifically mentioned iPhone users. They do not need Handcent to send Emoji.
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    If you elect to try and use Handcent, you can visit this article on using Emojis on the Samsung Galaxy S4, which has steps for installing Handcent, and a full list of Emoji characters at the bottom of the article.

    What to do to receive emoticons?

    I can send them and iPhone and Android phone users get them. I receive things like 0=DL

    The updated Emoji keyboard works for all devices. If you're seeing things like 0=DL, that is indicative of an unsupported Emoji type, meaning you'll need to have another program or app installed to see those Emoji. Is this happening for all users, or just some users? It's possible that some people in your contacts list are using programs that your device doesn't support. You can also use the updated Google Hangouts to send Emoji, and see if this works for you.

    When I press the microphone it shows only 4 selections. No smiley face. I have a Galaxy 5 and use Easy mode?

    The question is how to get Emoji on my Galaxy 5

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    I'm trying to get the smiley face icon and the paperclip logo to disappear when I am trying to send a text. Makes the text screen cluttered?

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    What can I do to view the Emoji sent to me correctly?

    I can't see the received Emoji correctly on my Samsung Galaxy S5. It is only displaying question marks.

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    To regain all your emoji on the key board. Go to Settings / Applications / Applications manager/ All / Messages then clear Cache and clear Data. Exit out. Prior to restarting your phone be sure to go into the messaging application and go into settings (the 3 vertical dots) . Reestablish your preferences and be sure to disable the "Delete old Messages". Once this is completed restart your device. You will not lose your messages. (just your settings, priorities, and sounds settings that can all be set back.

    What does the emoticon that has two guys holding hands mean?

    What does the emoticon that has two guys holding hands mean?

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    My S5 updated to the 4.4.4 version and now when I try to copy and paste Emoji next to my contacts it says unable to paste text that includes emoticons. What am I supposed to do?

    My S5 updated to the 4.4.4 version and now when I try to copy and paste Emoji next to my contacts it says unable to paste text that includes emoticons. What am I supposed to do?

    Answer: Download contacts optimizer, go to edit contacts, add Emoji to desired contact, save

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    I just upgraded my Note5 to Android 7.0 and I lost the mic button with the emoticons icon, I still have the gear button which lets me access the settings only, can you help me?

    Lost the emoticons, microphone, clipboard after upgrading to Android 7.0. The article explains how to insert the emoticons if it is already shown on the keyboard, I am pressing where I used to press to use the emoticons or to speak using the mic but everything is lost, I only have the settings shown which takes me to the keyboard settings. I have tried: I tried resetting the keyboard, clearing cash, downloaded swift keyboard, go keyboard, Google keyboard but I like the Samsung keyboard the most, sadly I can't use it. I think it was caused by: I think when I removed the unnecessary data in device maintenance.

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    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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