1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I'm new to iphones (iphone5 ios 7.1.1) When I get texts from people who are sending smileys they come across as symbols instead of pictures. Is there a way to view them as pictures instead? I've checked with the people sending them and they are sending as pictures not symbols. My Symbian nokia showed them as pictures. Would appreciate any help
    07-01-2014 07:26 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If they are actually entering the symbols, I don't think it can change. The iPhone has an emoji keyboard many use for the smileys. You would see those. On many forums and apps like TapaTalk, the symbols will show as smileys. Like this: If your phone does not show the emoji keyboard, go to Settings>General>Keyboard> keyboards>Add new Keyboard. Android phones will not see your emoji. They will see it different.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    07-01-2014 07:51 PM
  3. fb2's Avatar
    As far as I know they're shown as they're sent my the sender's phone. if it's from another OS it could happen that it's not shown correctly or replaced by (similar) symbols to minimize the SMS size which will be decreased.

    If you're jail broken you could use BiteSms which replaces smileys like : ) to . But I can't confirm it for iOS7, used that feature on iOS6.
    07-06-2014 01:14 AM

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