When the iPhone Emoji Keyboard just doesn’t cut it anymore, you have to call in the big guns, and the big guns of cute are, clearly, the Japanese.
Today, I present to you the ultimate shortcut to all the cute you can send out of your iPhone with the Japanese Emoji Keyboard. The Japanese Emoji Keyboard is actually hidden away as a subset of a larger keyboard set, so it’ll take a while to set up. However, once you DO set it up, you’re set up for a lifetime of special Emojis. Here we go…
It’s Emoji Time!
Open up your settings and scroll down to “General”. OK OK I get it, I haven’t updated my iOS to the latest version, but this is not about me. This is about you!
NOW, tap on “Keyboard”
Depending on how many languages you type in, the number of keyboards you have may vary. Open that up…
… and select “Japanese” from the very very long list.
Here’s the crucial part!
You have to choose the “Kana” keyboard, don’t mess this one up!
Alright! You’re set! Now time to try it out…
Now, in ANY messaging app or even in a Facebook Comment, bring up the keyboard list by tapping and holding down on the globe icon…
Select the Japanese Keyboard and you’ll see the keyboard change. Now see that cute smiley face at the bottom? Tap on that!
It will bring up a row of cute faces for you to tap on, but that’s not enough, is it?
Are you ready for an unstoppable barrage of Emoji awesomeness?