1. j_benj's Avatar
    Just when I thought my new 4S couldn't get any better, I discover the built-in Emoji keyboard. Where has this phone/OS been all my life?!

    In case anyone doesn't know how to enable it, here's a link to a quick tutorial : Standard Emoji keyboard arrives to iOS 5, here's how to enable it | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
    10-19-2011 01:28 PM
  2. zee921's Avatar
    Wow - thanks!
    10-19-2011 01:48 PM
  3. CG68's Avatar
    It's not just for the 4S. It's part of the IOS5 upgrade, and yes it is great.
    10-19-2011 02:01 PM
  4. j_benj's Avatar
    It's not just for the 4S. It's part of the IOS5 upgrade, and yes it is great.
    Cripes, I knew that and I didn't mention it. I just re-read my post and it does sound like I was saying it was a 4S exclusive.

    Sorry! It most certainly is an iOS5 feature for all
    10-19-2011 02:08 PM
  5. gemni73's Avatar
    it's nice to not have to have the app. I quickly deleted the app once I learned it was in the new iOS!
    10-19-2011 03:07 PM
  6. jon01's Avatar
    actually if you downloaded an app on iOS 4.x it enabled this exact keyboard. app was emoji free or something i think.
    10-19-2011 03:18 PM
  7. AStranger's Avatar
    My wife is going to be annoyed since she paid for this before...
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    10-19-2011 04:46 PM
  8. Infiniti7's Avatar
    how do you get the new emoji keyboard on your phone?
    10-20-2011 12:38 PM
  9. wingnut73's Avatar
    From the link in the first post:
    To enable the standard Emoji international keyboard, go to the Settings app, navigate to General > Keyboard > International Keyboards and tap Add New Keyboard From the list of international keyboard layouts choose Emoji.
    10-20-2011 01:03 PM
  10. Todd M's Avatar
    It works great on my VZW 4S, but when I sent any to my wife's VZW Thunderbolt, they all come up as squares. They appear to be the same Emoji icons that Handcent uses, but they don't go across to that phone on the same carrier?

    Thoughts?
    10-20-2011 08:21 PM
  11. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    It works great on my VZW 4S, but when I sent any to my wife's VZW Thunderbolt, they all come up as squares. They appear to be the same Emoji icons that Handcent uses, but they don't go across to that phone on the same carrier?

    Thoughts?
    Only other iPhone users will be able to see them.
    10-20-2011 09:12 PM
  12. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    It works great on my VZW 4S, but when I sent any to my wife's VZW Thunderbolt, they all come up as squares. They appear to be the same Emoji icons that Handcent uses, but they don't go across to that phone on the same carrier?

    Thoughts?
    What happens when she sends emoji to you?
    10-20-2011 09:17 PM
  13. Todd M's Avatar
    What happens when she sends emoji to you?
    I can see the Emoji's she sends from the Thunderbolt, but not the other way. Is that true that only other iPhone users would be the only ones to see them? Seems odd it can go from TB-iP but not the other way and we are on the same carrier...
    Last edited by Todd M; 10-20-2011 at 10:43 PM.
    10-20-2011 10:40 PM
  14. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I can see the Emoji's she sends from the Thunderbolt, but not the other way. Is that true that only other iPhone users would be the only ones to see them? Seems odd it can go from TB-iP but not the other way and we are on the same carrier...
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    Looks like according to this, Apple changed the way they encode Emojis between iOS 5 and iOS 4. So I guess until Handcent updates it to be compatible, it'll just show up as a bunch of squares.
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    10-20-2011 11:01 PM
  15. sg01's Avatar
    Thanks! I did know about this but could not figure how to do it. Thanks for the tip.


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    10-20-2011 11:02 PM
  16. jakeless.123's Avatar
    Thx 4 the tip!
    10-20-2011 11:46 PM
  17. robes1's Avatar
    Yeah. I had this on my 4. People always go crazy and beg me to tell them where I got it. I make them to strange favors! LOL!
    10-21-2011 02:33 AM
  18. Todd M's Avatar
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    Looks like according to this, Apple changed the way they encode Emojis between iOS 5 and iOS 4. So I guess until Handcent updates it to be compatible, it'll just show up as a bunch of squares.
    Good info, thanks for the link.
    10-21-2011 05:53 AM
  19. gewappnet's Avatar
    Emoji support was ALWAYS available in iOS (formerly known as iPhone OS). View of Emojis was possible all over the world, while the input keyboard was activated in Japan only. But there were several apps in the store to activate the keyboard in non-japanese countries. I think it is pretty strange that there are people in this forum who didn't know this. Anyway, in iOS 5 it is no longer necessary to use these apps.

    The reason for the mentioned problems is probably that certain carriers do not support the full range of UTF-8 in SMS. I don't think, Apple changed the codes for the used Emojis in iOS 5.
    10-21-2011 08:46 AM
  20. j_benj's Avatar
    I think it is pretty strange that there are people in this forum who didn't know this. Anyway, in iOS 5 it is no longer necessary to use these apps.
    This is my first iPhone sorry! I'm new here...
    10-21-2011 01:19 PM
  21. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Emoji support was ALWAYS available in iOS (formerly known as iPhone OS). View of Emojis was possible all over the world, while the input keyboard was activated in Japan only. But there were several apps in the store to activate the keyboard in non-japanese countries. I think it is pretty strange that there are people in this forum who didn't know this. Anyway, in iOS 5 it is no longer necessary to use these apps.

    The reason for the mentioned problems is probably that certain carriers do not support the full range of UTF-8 in SMS. I don't think, Apple changed the codes for the used Emojis in iOS 5.
    Well in the link I provided, people are complaining that when they send Emojis from an iOS 5 device to a device running iOS 4 it doesn't work properly, but before they had upgraded to iOS 5, it was working perfectly fine.
    10-21-2011 05:39 PM
  22. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I was complying to my sis a few days ago how I wish the iPhone had emoji icons like my bb did. Imso happy I don't have to buy an app for this feature. 😌
    10-22-2011 05:52 PM
  23. Tillsworth's Avatar
    Wow I didn't realise this was a new feature, thanks!
    10-22-2011 07:29 PM
  24. GigaS27's Avatar
    how did i miss this! Thanks...This should be a sticky! haha
    10-22-2011 07:30 PM
  25. natefish's Avatar
    Oh my, they even kept the smiling pile of poo. Awesome.
    10-23-2011 12:57 AM
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