How to Use Emojis in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

If you’ve ever been sent a text message that included little icons or images, such as a smiley face of a little animal, then you have received a text message with emojis. At first you may think that this was some sort of add-on that the sender purchased, but it is actually a default keyboard that you can add on your iPhone 5.

Once you have followed the steps below to add the emoji keyboard in iOS 7, then you will be able to access the emoji characters and start using them in text messages.

Add the Emoji Keyboard to Your iPhone 5 in iOS 7

Adding the emoji keyboard in your Messages app is a really popular thing to do on the iPhone, simply due to how helpful emojis are in conveying mood. This can be difficult to accomplish with only words, which is something that anyone that has ever been mistaken for being literal when their intentions were sarcastic can attest to. So if you have decide that you want to be able to use emojis on your iPhone 5, you can follow the steps below.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu



Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Keyboard button.

open the keyboard menu



Step 4: Select the Keyboards option.

touch the keyboards button



Step 5: Touch the Add New Keyboard button.

touch the add new keyboard button



Step 6: Scroll down and choose the Emoji option.

select the emoji keyboard option



Step 7: Exit the Settings menu and launch the Messages app.


Step 8: Bring up the keyboard, then touch the globe icon.

touch the globe icon



Step 9: Touch the icon that you want to add to your text message. Note that you can navigate to additional emoji options by swiping to the left or right. You can return to the normal alphabetic keyboard by touching the globe icon again.

how to add emoji keyboard in ios 7 on iphone 5




iOS 7 includes a lot of new features, but one exciting one is the ability to see what time a text message was sent or received. Click here to learn how to find the timestamp on a text message in iOS 7.

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