The old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words ranks true with Apple’s latest creation, iOS devices. Many iPod touch and iPhone owners use their devices every day to communicate with friends and family. What if I tell you that you can actually send more than just text in your text messages? And best thing is, all iOS devices have emoji icons built-in. You will find out how to enable them in this article.
Emoji icons are cute little images that represents something in our daily lives. You could, for example substitute “I love you” with a simple emoji icon that represents a heart. It is commonly used and supported by most cell phones in Japan.
Enabling emoji on your iOS device is simple, but not for the faint of heart. One of the simplest methods is to first jailbreak your device. The term jailbreak itself may sound a little intimidating, but it is a process where you modify your device’s system software to do what it was not meant to do. And once it is jailbroken, you can then enable emoji through a simple setting.
Another method to enable emoji icons on your device would be to use a simple software enabler. These software are easily found in the App Store. Simple search for emoji and you will find a few. As a matter of personal preference, I like to go the software enabler method, as this does not require that I jailbreak my device.
Once you enable emoji on your iOS device, it only requires a few simple steps to configure it. Most software enablers will tell you what to do in their manuals, so I will not go into detail here.
Well, there you have it – the simplest method to enable emoji on your iOS device, be it the iPod touch, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or even the new iPhone 4. They are all supported.