How to Unlock Secret Emoticons on Your iPhone

Being that funny faces have becomes everyone's second language, it's natural that you would want access to as many funny faces on your iPhone keyboard as possible. Well, here's how to get more funny faces. 

A Mashable video explains that there are "secret emoticons" on your iPhone just waiting to be unlocked. Basically, you enable the Japanese Kana keyboard which allows you to access over a hundred more emoticons. 

Here's how you do it. 

1. Go to "Settings"
2. Hit "General"
3. Scroll down to "Keyboards"
4. Enable the Japanese Kana keyboard
5. Switch to this keyboard by hitting the globe when you're texting

That's it. You can watch the video below to get a visual. You're totally going to use that star winking face all the time now. 


Here's how you unlock the secret emoticon keyboard on your iPhone

Posted by Mashable - Video on Thursday, February 11, 2016



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