How to Add New Emoji to an iPhone Keyboard


Have you noticed people using smiley faces and other cool stickers in their online posts? Want to spice up your own text messages and social media posts with fun Emojis? Today, we’ll show you how you can enable the this fun sticker keyboard on your iPhone. In this article, we’ll also tell you about how to access and use the iPhone Emoji keyboard, and how to remove it if you happen to find yourself not enjoying it after a while.

To start, let’s go over how to add the Emoji keyboard to your phone.

To add Emoji to your iPhone keyboard:

1. Tap Settings on your home screen.

On your home screen, tap the Settings icon to launch your settings app.

iPhone settings app

2. Select General.

Once you’ve opened your settings app, from the main settings menu, scroll down a little and tap General.

General settings

3. On the next screen, tap Keyboard.

Now that you’ve narrowed it down to the general settings on your device, select Keyboard to configure your device’s keyboard settings.

Tap keyboard button

4. Then, Tap Keyboards.

To view and edit the enabled keyboards on your device, tap Keyboards.

Keyboards button

5. To add the Emoji keyboard, tap Add New Keyboard.

If you don’t see the Emoji keyboard in the list of keyboards you have enabled, tap Add New Keyboard.

Add New Keyboard button

6. Scroll through the list of keyboard options. Tap Emoji to add enable the keyboard.

On the next screen, look through the list of options for keyboard you could add to your device. When you see it appear on the list, tap Emoji to enable it on your phone.

Enable the Emoji feature

Now that you’ve enabled the Emoji keyboard on your iPhone, you may be wondering how exactly you can access and use it. Don’t worry, we’re going to move on to that next!

How to access the Emoji keyboard

After enabling the keyboard on your device, you can add these fun icons to your messages and social media posts. When you are typing text within an app, tap the Smiley Face on your keyboard to access your iPhone Emojis.

Smiley Face button

Then, you can scroll sideways through all of the Emoji options to find one you like. Tap it once to add it to your text. When you’re done tap ABC in the bottom left corner to return to your normal keyboard.

ABC button to return to default keyboard

If you aren’t enjoying the Emoji keyboard, or don’t find yourself using it much, you can disable it to remove it from your device’s keyboard. Next, we’ll show you how to remove iPhone Emojis.

To remove Emoji from your iPhone keyboard

1. Tap Settings on your home screen.

On the home screen, tap the Settings icon.

Settings icon

2. Scroll down and tap General.

Now, scroll down a bit on the settings page and select General.

General button

3. Tap Keyboard to access your keyboard settings.

To access your device’s keyboard settings tap Keyboard.

Keyboard settings

4. Next, tap Keyboards to edit the keyboards available on your device.

To view and change which keyboards are enabled on your phone, tap Keyboards.

Keyboards button

5. Tap Edit.

If you want to remove a keyboard from your device, tap Edit in the top-right corner of your screen.

Tap Edit

6. Tap the Red Circle that appears beside “Emoji.”

Beside where it says “Emoji” in the list of keyboards enabled on your device, you’ll see a red circle appear. Tap this icon to indicate that you’d like to remove the keyboard from your phone.

Red circle icon

7. Finally, tap Delete.

The last step in disabling the keyboard is to tap the Delete button. This will remove the Emoji keyboard from your device.

Delete button

You can always enable the Emoji keyboard again using the steps from the beginning of this article if you find yourself wanting to use it again.


That’s all you need to know about adding, using, and disabling the iPhone Emoji keyboard. If you have an Android device, but want to use a keyboard like this as well, you can learn how here.

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