Ever wanted to add emoticons to your text messages or emails instead of a simple text happy face? There is a simple method for enabling this in your iOS device, and the best part is you don’t even have to download or install anything. It comes pre-installed on your iOS device, all you have to do is find the somewhat hidden option, and enable it.

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Select Emoji

The setting necessary to enable the emoticons the same throughout the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Basically what you need to do is add a new keyboard called “Emoji”. Here are the steps:

Open Settings -> Go to General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard -> Emoji.

That’s all that’s required to enable the emoticons. Now whenever you type a text message, email or anything else that brings up the keyboard, you’ll see a new logo on the bottom left of your keyboard. It looks a little like a circle with lines running through it.

Tap the little icon, and the plethora of emoticons will show up. There are more than just yellow smiley faces, a lot more… Check the gallery below:

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