Emoticons are great ways to liven up a text or an e-mail. By briefly representing the sender's facial expression, they help bridge the gap between the impersonality of written words and face-to-face communication. Emoticons can be created from combining punctuation marks and/or letters such as :] :( :p . Certain programs are capable of turning emoticons such as the previous examples into graphical "smiley" emoticons. This article highlights how to get graphical "smiley" emoticons on an iPhone.
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Find and select the "app store" icon.
Search for "emoticons" and a list of dozens of applications will be populated. Some applications cost money while others are free.
Download the emoticon application you wish to use on your iPhone.
With some applications, as soon as you exit the "app store" you will be able to access the emoticons from a button on the QWERTY keyboard. Some applications require activating the emoticons prior to using them and there are usually instructions on the home screen of the application.
Try out your new emoticons with your QWERTY keypad by sending a text with the "messages" application or write something in the "notes" application.
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