How to Add the Emoji Keyboard on the iPhone and iPad

  Matt Cone       March 20, 2021      Tutorials iPad iPhone


Emoji is one of the great joys of modern life. 😂 Free and fun, expressive and easy-to-use, emoji can quickly convey emotions when sending text messages and other electronic communications. But to use it effectively on your iPhone and iPad, you’ll need to enable the emoji keyboard. Enabling this feature places the emoji button on your keyboard so you can easily access and insert emoji into your text.

Here’s how to add the emoji keyboard on your iPhone and iPad:

  1. From the home screen, tap the Settings icon.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap Keyboard.

    Enabling the emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

  4. Tap Keyboards.

    Enabling the emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

  5. Tap Add New Keyboard.

    Enabling the emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

  6. Find Emoji in the list and tap it.

    Enabling the emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

That’s it! You’ve added the emoji keyboard to your iPhone or iPad. In the future, you’ll see the emoji button on the keyboard.

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