How to Enable Emoji Emoticons on iPhone For Free
There are a ton of apps in the App Store which allow you to enable emoticons on your iPhone and iPod Touch. The problem is that they all cost money and all they do is enable the Japanese Emoji character set. There’s got to be an easier way, than having to spend 99 cents to do this right? Well, there is.
The solution is a Free app called Spell Number from Water Lou (First Water Technologies, Ltd). Here’s the problem, though. You have to jump through a few hoops. Well, one hoop actually, and it’s a big one. After installing the app, you have to enter in a giganto number, then enable the character set. Yeah, it’s a bit crazy… but hey, it works, and it saves you $0.99. Here’s how to do it.
- First, download Spell Number from the Apple App Store.
- Next, open the app and enter the following number. Note, this number worked a few weeks ago when I first did it. However, the number the app’s description told me to work, didn’t. I had to read the comments for the app to find the newer code which did work. So, if you find a newer code which works (and this one I provide does not), please post a comment below to help others. The code is 91929394.59 — once you enter that code, just press the Return key once.
- Next, quit the Spell Number app and go to your Settings app.
- Click General
- Click Keyboard
- Click International Keyboards
- Scroll down to Japanese, click it
- You should now see a new Keyboard layout option called “Emoji”
- Turn it on, and you’re done!
Now you can use emoticons (Emoji) anywhere a text input field is allowed. You’ll find a globe icon to the left of the space bar on the keyboard. Click it to enter a whole new world of icons!
Please note that Emoji can only be seen by other iPhones (and iPod Touches), as well as Safari browsers. I have also seen them working just fine in the iTunes Store comments area on my Mac. I’m not sure if they will work on the Windows version of iTunes, though.
Have fun! Go grab Spell Number today!
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