How to Enable More Emoticons on your iPhone and iPad
Emojis and emoticons have Japanese origins, so it should be no surprise that the hidden keyboard can be found under that Language. These emoticons will not have all the bells and whistles of the built-in emoji keyboard for iOS 9, but keeps its core roots, while adding a nice old-school flair to your texts.
Here’s how to enable it:
1. Go to Settings, General, Keyboards, Keyboards. In the Keyboards section tap, Add New Keyboard.
2. Scroll down until you see Japanese among the large list of languages. Tap to open the Japanese keyboard options and select Romaji.
3. Now that we have the new keyboard enabled, you need to test it out. Open up Notes or Messages or any app that you can use the keyboard in. With the keyboard open, tap and hold the globe icon and select Romaji from the list.
4. Tap the 123 button, followed by the the icon that looks like a smiley face ^_^.
5. When you hit that button you will see a few of these new emoticons appear in the suggestions field. You can scroll to the left to pick the ones you like.
6. If you want to see all of your options, and there are a ton, hit the up arrow key to reveal the entire list of emoticons.