How to enable Japanese smiling happier Emoticon that is hiding in your iPhone

Emoticons in iPhone

Do you like Emoji’s or Emoticons? Emojis is a Japanese name and they are like your smileys and ideograms (graphic symbol) and are quite popular when messaging and texting. They can be also a facial expression or an object. Whereas Emoticons are a series of characters put together to make a face, animal or some other funny character. Do you remember the smile emoticon 🙂  and the shrug emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ that is widely used.

Whether it is an emoji or an emoticon both convey your feelings and emotions not in words but in pictures or symbols. You might be searching for new emoticons specially a funny one to use in your Facebook chat or on Twitter messaging. But do you know there a hidden emoticon in your iPhone itself which you can enable and use often to display emotion.

So if you own your iPhone then follow the simple process to activate and use this hidden emoticon

First go the the Settings on your iPhone

Tap on General, followed by Keyboard.

Select Keyboards, then Add New Keyboard.

iPhone Emoticon

Scroll down and select Japanese from the list of available keyboard languages.

Now finally select Kana.

Now to see whether you have discovered the emoticon or not launch Messages or any other app where you can enter text.

With the keyboard visible, tap on the globe icon to switch between keyboards.

iPhone Emoticons

Now after activating the Kana keyboard, an emoticon face will show up on the bottom row. Select it, followed by the up arrow

A list of emoticons will then be displayed, available for you to select with a tap. *\(^o^)/*

Japanese Emoticons

Though meaning of Kana is to smile but the real meaning of this emoticon is something of Japanese and Korean mix. It is because the Asian or Eastern emoticons more emphasize on the eyes rather than the mouth as seen in western ones. This represents something to feel happy about. Thus it is happier emoticon to celebrate.  Now try it yourself.

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