1. wifeypoo's Avatar
    This sounds so silly, and it's not that big of a deal, but I'm curious, why doesn't the iPhone translate emoticons when in texting app? Or does it, and I just don't know how to "make the manatee go"?
    07-09-2011 08:51 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Because the only emoticons that can be used are part of an entirely different keyboard configuration and do not have any link to the other keyboards inputs, so putting does not equal the same smiley face you get using the iemoji app's keyboard function...
    07-09-2011 10:00 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    I thought the iPhone translated them pretty well, and it was the sending phone that only spoke one language.
    07-09-2011 10:48 AM
  4. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Emoji app I use is emoji free.
    07-09-2011 11:11 AM
  5. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    Because the only emoticons that can be used are part of an entirely different keyboard configuration and do not have any link to the other keyboards inputs, so putting does not equal the same smiley face you get using the iemoji app's keyboard function...
    Spot on. Too many variations for translation.
    07-09-2011 11:15 AM
  6. wifeypoo's Avatar
    I thought the iPhone translated them pretty well, and it was the sending phone that only spoke one language.
    Thanks everyone. I'm not interested in downloading a separate text app just to get emoticons. I was just curious if I was doing something wrong. As for the quote above, I never receive any texts as emoticons. My husband has an Evo, and his only work if you put a nose in it. :-) We tried that, but it didn't work.

    How about just a standard smiley: Or a winky: Why don't these work? All my other phones have translated them just fine.
    07-09-2011 01:50 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Even for those you'll have to install the emoji keyboard. It's not a separate app, just something that will allow you to see emotis rather than punctuation.
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    07-09-2011 02:18 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I'm not interested in downloading a separate text app just to get emoticons. I was just curious if I was doing something wrong. As for the quote above, I never receive any texts as emoticons. My husband has an Evo, and his only work if you put a nose in it. :-) We tried that, but it didn't work.

    How about just a standard smiley: Or a winky: Why don't these work? All my other phones have translated them just fine.
    Bottom line, in stock form, the iPhone doesn't have graphic based emoticons that are translatable from keyboard entries...not sure why you wouldn't be interested in downloading a free app that would allow the use of emoticons, but hey, whatever floats your boat...
    07-09-2011 02:22 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Bottom line, in stock form, the iPhone doesn't have graphic based emoticons that are translatable from keyboard entries...not sure why you wouldn't be interested in downloading a free app that would allow the use of emoticons, but hey, whatever floats your boat...
    I used one of the add on emoticon apps... and it worked great with other iPhones, regardless of whether or not the recipient had an emoticon app installed... but was garbage to non-iPhones... wouldn't that indicate that the iPhone can interpret them correctly?
    07-09-2011 02:37 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    ^^^ The iPhone basically sends these as graphic inputs, almost like an MMS...my point was that the iPhone can interpret an input like a ":" followed by a ")" and create a graphic representation of a smiley face, which is why you can still send the ": )" right next to an emoticon and they are still separate things.
    07-09-2011 02:50 PM
  11. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Bottom line, in stock form, the iPhone doesn't have graphic based emoticons that are translatable from keyboard entries...not sure why you wouldn't be interested in downloading a free app that would allow the use of emoticons, but hey, whatever floats your boat...
    It just seems silly that you'd have to download a separate app for it, first off. Second, I didn't know it was just something that allowed your already existing text app to display them. When someone suggests to DL an app, it insinuates that it's a separate app. I didn't care for that. So yes, that "floats my boat," thanks.
    07-09-2011 04:44 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It just seems silly that you'd have to download a separate app for it, first off. Second, I didn't know it was just something that allowed your already existing text app to display them. When someone suggests to DL an app, it insinuates that it's a separate app. I didn't care for that. So yes, that "floats my boat," thanks.
    The iPhone is a phone that centers every action around the use of an app, from making a phone call to playing a game...doesn't really seem odd to me that they'd have an app for emoticons. I guess the only real "silly" thing i could see in it is that the iPhone didn't come with native emoticon language within it's messaging application, but my guess would be the development work they did with marketing research probably resulted in people saying "I'd prefer my text messages not look like this :o "

    But either way, you have your answer...now go enjoy your smileys, since your boat is now floating, thanks.
    07-09-2011 05:56 PM
  13. Shooter03's Avatar
    Emoji app I use is emoji free.
    Yep same here.
    07-09-2011 08:07 PM
  14. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Also if you had emoticons in the messages app then that would mean you wouldn't have it in the system. Using the emoji app means you can use the emoji in any app that uses the keyboard notes, twitter, email, etc. It does suck that only another iPhone will be able to see the emoticons in SMS but that is just the way it works. This is how it is sometimes it doesn't make sense but that is just the way things work.

    If you do use emoji and notice that typing causes the diagonal letter to appear the solution is to switch to the emoji keyboard and then back to the regular keyboard.
    07-09-2011 08:40 PM
  15. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Even for those you'll have to install the emoji keyboard. It's not a separate app, just something that will allow you to see emotis rather than punctuation.
    For the record, I did download Emoji Free, and it IS a separate app. It does not work within the texting app.
    07-10-2011 10:10 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    For the record, I did download Emoji Free, and it IS a separate app. It does not work within the texting app.
    Yes it does.
    07-10-2011 10:44 AM
  17. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Then, please, by all means, explain how. Because it does not currently work with mine.
    07-10-2011 11:02 AM
  18. BLiNK's Avatar
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    07-10-2011 11:12 AM
  19. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Thank you, Blink!

    But I've installed the keyboard, and followed all the instructions on there (which were not the same was what you posted. Do I have the wrong app?), but the globe icon doesn't appear in my texting app.
    07-10-2011 11:16 AM
  20. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Works now! It turns out the app I needed wasn't "Emoji Free!", or "Emoji Free+", but "Emoji Free!!".

    TWO exclamation points, what was I thinking downloading the app with only ONE exclamation point. What a pain.

    Thanks for all your help, everyone. Even you and your horrible attitude, "SeanHRCC". Hope TiPb is paying you well these days.
    07-10-2011 11:33 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Works now! It turns out the app I needed wasn't "Emoji Free!", or "Emoji Free+", but "Emoji Free!!".

    TWO exclamation points, what was I thinking downloading the app with only ONE exclamation point. What a pain.

    Thanks for all your help, everyone. Even you and your horrible attitude, "SeanHRCC". Hope TiPb is paying you well these days.
    Awww, sweetheart, you made me blush.

    As far as horrible attitudes, i was just reflecting what i was receiving...for some reason you took my initial responses (which were quite civil if you look back) quite personally, especially when i simply questioned why you wouldn't want to use a free app (that you now happily have and use).

    Honestly though, i have no desire to uselessly argue with you on here, you have the emoticon app now, and its working on your iPhone properly...you send smileys till your little heart is content now, and don't be so sensitive!
    07-10-2011 02:09 PM
  22. wifeypoo's Avatar
    Yeah, you're right. i did re-read it, and I've decided that insulting someone's opinion based on misinformation is completely civil. I'll try not to be so "sensitive" next time.
    07-10-2011 03:08 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I don't know how it could be interpreted as insulting by an adult with proper reading comprehension abilities, i was simply curious why someone wouldn't want to use a free app that does exactly what they were posting about in your original thread...i even clarified it as simply my view of it by putting "whatever floats your boat", but for some reason, you still took it personally...and as baffling as that still is, i'm not going to lose any sleep over it. Again, glad to see you're emoticon smiley needs were satisfactorily found...

    On a side note, is there an emoticon for face palm? I'll just use a picture...

    07-10-2011 04:21 PM
  24. wifeypoo's Avatar
    ...said the man who has "your mom" listed as his OS. Glad you were able to get that out of your system. You've had sn insulting, sarcastic tone from the start, and have been no help at all. I'm really not even sure why you decided to chime in to "help" anyways, as you've had nothing constructive to say the whole time, other than know-it-all comments and snide remarks. All my useful help has come from others on here.

    It's great that you know so much, but without actually explaining any of it, you're not useful at all to a forum. I'm here because I DON'T know the answers and need help finding them. If your job is to help people on tipb's forums, you may want to consider a different career.

    Thanks for everything.
    07-10-2011 08:34 PM
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    07-10-2011 09:04 PM
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