how to get emojis on iPhone , iPad, and iPod touch
How to Add Emoji to Your iPhone Keyboard
In the following lines, in fact, I will explain to you how to do emojis on the iPhone using all the solutions you have at your disposal. We will see, therefore, how to create static or animated emojis , taking advantage of the default functions of the latest Apple smartphone models and some popular free applications downloadable from the App Store, which offer ample possibilities for customization.
How do you say? Are you curious to learn more and are you looking forward to it? Come on then: yes can you know what you are waiting for? Follow the instructions I am giving you in the next chapters step by step and put them into practice: you will see that, by doing so, you will succeed easily and quickly in the intention that you have proposed. That said, I wish you a good read and, above all, a good fun!
How to do emojis on the iPhone x
If you have an iPhone X or later models of your Apple smartphone, you need to know that you can use the included “standard” tools in iOS, more precisely in the Messages app, to create Aniimoji and Memoji. The first ones are animated animal-shaped emojis, which follow the expressions of the user’s face. The Memoji, on the other hand, are animated human-shaped emojis that also reflect the user’s facial expressions, can be created in their own image and likeness, starting from the face scan.
To take advantage of this tool, you need to launch the Messages app and select the conversation that interests you. Then you have to press on the monkey icon, so you can see all the Animoji available in the catalog so you can start recording a video. To create the Memoji, instead, after tapping on the monkey icon, you have to press on the symbol (+).
In both cases, after recording the video, you can send it by pressing the arrow icon. In case of doubt or problems or for more information about it, refer to the guide where I talk to you about how to make videos with Animoji and also the one where I talk to you about how to create emoji with iPhone X.
How to do emojis on the iPhone
If you wonder how to do emojis on the iPhone but you don’t have a recent model of Apple smartphone (so you can’t use the functions included by default in iPhone X and later) let me tell you about some apps dedicated to creating traditional emojis and animated emojis that follow the operation of the Animoji of iPhone X, of which I have spoken to you before.
Among the free applications that I recommend you to download to do the emoji on the iPhone, there is certainly Bitmoji : an app that allows you to give life to personalized emojis, which can also be created starting from the scanning of your own face.
To download Bitmoji on your iPhone, connected to the application tab on the App Store, tap the Get button and unlock the download and installation of the app via the Face ID, Touch ID or password of your iCloud account.
At the end of this operation, start Bitmoji, by tapping on the Open button or by clicking on its icon that you will find it added to the home screen, then click on the Register with email button and type in all the data that is requested to you, such as your email address and the password you want to use for the creation of your account (necessary to use the application).
Once this is done, if you want the emojis you are creating to be directly accessible via the iOS keyboard, tap the Open Settings button that is shown to you on the screen. Then press on the item Keyboards and move to ON the levers that you find in correspondence with the Bitmoji and Allow full access entries. Finally, confirm the activation of the Bitmoji keyboard, by tapping the Allow button.
At this point, you can start creating emoji: firstly, tap on the avatar that represents a boy or a girl, then if you intend to take advantage of the integrated functionality that allows you to create emojis by scanning your face, press the Continue button .
Alternatively, tap the Skip button and start customizing the avatar manually, selecting all the aesthetic aspects, such as hair color, complexion and eye shape. To confirm the changes made, presses on the icon (√), located at the top right.
At the end of the customization, you can send the emojis created directly through the Bitmoji keyboard previously enabled in the app of your interest. To accomplish this task, in fact, all you have to do is press on the globe icon, to switch from the default keyboard of iOS to the Bitmoji keyboard.
If, on the other hand, you have chosen not to activate the Bitmoji keyboard, don’t worry: you can download and share the emoji, identifying the one that interests you in the app. After selecting the emoji you want to share, click on the Save Image item, to save it, or on the app icon or the social network icon, to share it instantly.
Emoji Face Recorder app
Would you like to create animated emojis but your iPhone model does not support Animoji and Memoji? In this case, I suggest you take advantage of the free Emoji Face Recorder app, which follows the default functionality of iPhone X and later for emojis, allowing you to create videos with animated emojis that match the user’s facial expressions.
The app is free to download but is also available in a paid version which, for € 9.99, removes the advertisement and allows unlimited use of all the emojis in the catalog.
To download the application in question, connected to its tab in the App Store, presses the Get button and unlocks the download and installation of the application, through the Face ID, Touch ID or password of your iCloud account. At the end of this procedure, start the app by tapping on the Open button or by pressing its icon that you will find it added to the home screen of your device.
After starting Emoji Face Recorder, you consent to the requests you are shown, which are related to the permissions that are used for its correct functioning. After that, scroll down the page to find the emoji to use.
Now, to create a video using the chosen emoji, press on the red round button, then tap on it, when you want to stop recording. Finally, to save the movie in the memory of your iPhone, presses the Save button. If, instead, you want to share it online, you tap on the icons of the social networks that are shown to you on the screen.
Moji Maker app
Among the recommended apps for making emojis on the iPhone there is also Moji Maker: a free application that has a powerful editor useful for creating personalized emojis.
To take advantage of it, download it through the App Store, start it and press the OK Next button three times in a row, then tap the X-shaped icon in the top left corner to use the application for free (in a paid version is also available which, at a cost of € 9.99 per week, allows you to use all the editing tools in a limited way, as well as to remove the advertising).
At this point, to create an emoji with Moji Maker, tap on the New button, located on the app’s main screen, and start customizing your face, using the tools you can see in the center of the screen.
Once you have completed your creation, you can save the emoji in your iPhone’s default media gallery (the Photo app) by clicking on the arrow icon and then tapping the Save Image button.
More emoji apps on the iPhone
Would you like some more advice on apps to use for emoji on the iPhone? In that case, take a look at the other applications I am talking about in the following lines, to find out if there are any that are right for you.
- Zepeto: is one of the most famous free apps that allow you to create emoji, both animated and static. Using it, you can save emojis in the memory of your device or share them online, using the buttons that refer to the main social networks and messaging apps. The app also integrates some features that allow users to interact with each other, as if it were a real social network.
- Facemoji 3D Face: is another app that follows the operation of the Animoji tool of iPhone X and later models. It allows, in fact, to create animated emojis and to record a video, superimposing the same on one’s face.
- MojiEdit: is an app similar to Moji Maker, through which you can create custom emojis, using the powerful integrated editor tool. It’s free but, to take advantage of the customization feature in an unlimited way, you need to buy its paid version, which costs € 9.99 per week (after three days of free trial).