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How to Update Your Emojis on Android and iPhone

Emojis are becoming ever more popular and therefore the demand for new and innovative designs continues to grow. There are two main ways to make sure you have the latest, trendiest emojis: the first is to regularly update your operating system as your smartphone already contains a wide range of emoticons and the second, is to download an emoji application. Read on for more details.




New Emojis With Operating System Update

With every system update-whether Android or iOS-emojis that are available on the keyboard of the phone are also updated. To make sure you have the latest emojis, check your operating system and if it is not the latest one available, update it. Once your phone reboots after installation, you can open your instant messaging programs and check for any new emojis in the collection.

Emojis Apps For iPhone

There’s a huge range of emoji apps now available for iPhones. One such app that we recommend is Emoji Free which offers more than 800 emojis, colour changes to the more traditional well-known emojis and hundreds of moving emojis.



Another interesting app is Emoji Me Face Maker For Moji which allows you to create emoticons of people based on their photos. You can create emojis of your own face, of friends and family or even of celebrities!



Third on our lists is the famous Bitmoji. This app is very creative and boasts a fun personal touch. Bitmoji enables you to create custom full length avatars of yourself and others and to use them in Snapchat and other messaging services.


Emoji Apps for Android

Rage Faces contains a huge selection and variety of new emojis. Its drawings are based on classic emojis but with more creative details. You can filter your searches by category to find the exact emoji you would like to download.



Bitmoji is one of the most famous and well-known apps to create custom emojis from a person’s avatar. You can create emoticons of your own face and in a variety of fun varieties. All of these emoticons can be used to customise images on Snapchat and other messaging apps such as WhatsApp. It is also available for iOS devices, shown above.



Fleksy is one of the many apps available for Android that offers a smart keyboard helping you type faster with a predictive text system and also has a large collection of integrated emojis. The only catch is that you have to install and use the Fleksy keyboard to avail of all the features.


How to Activate The Use of Emojis on Your Phone

Most current modern smartphones come with the emoji service automatically activated, but if your phone doesn’t have it or if you want to reconfigure it, follow the steps below.

For iPhones:

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboard types and select the Add new keyboard option. A list of new keyboard options will be displayed and you should select Emoji.

For Android:

Go to Settings menu > Language > Keyboard & input methods > Google Keyboard > Advanced options and enable Emojis for physical keyboard.
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