Ever wondered when you are chatting with friends & they are using symbols as an emoticons, How to they make them? Do they create it everytime? No!

Your iOS device comes with many different symbols & hidden characters that are not immediately accessible, but you can gain access to them by simply adding another keyboard. These symbol emoticons are different from the popular Emoji keyboard which is also accessible to iOS users.

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Adding Symbols & Characters with iOS Keyboard

You can access many different kind of emoticons by adding another keyboard similiar to Emoji icon. Below are the steps to follow

  • Tap on Settings, Then go to General
  • Choose Keyboard, and Add New Keyboard…
  • Look for Japanese (Kana), tap Done
  • Now from any keyboard entry location, tap on the Globe & select Japanese keyboard