How to update emojis: on Android, on iPhone

How to update emojis: on Android, on 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 ensure 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. This article will show you how to update emojis on your phone.

When are new emojis automatically added?

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.

  • How to update emojis on iPhone?

To get access to the newest emojis on your iPhone, you need to update your operating system. To do so, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. Restart your iPhone and you will get access to the latest emojis collection.

iPhone system update
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  • How to update emojis on Android?

To update emojis and get access to some new redesigned emojis on Android, you need to perform a system update. Go to your phone's. Settings > Software Information > Android Version and select the OS update if there is any. 

How to get new emojis on 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, color changes to the more traditional well-known emojis and hundreds of moving emojis.

Another interesting app is Emoji Me Sticker Maker 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.

How to get new emojis on Android?

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 customize 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 new 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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