How to add a symbol to iPhone keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hello1, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    does anyone kno? for instance how to add a symbol like say, a heart or something. ? how do u?
     
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    ivi7

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    You can't modify the iPhone keyboard, not yet.
     
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    rdowns

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    Could always use <3 aka teh cone testicle. :p
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    All of the above replies = epic fail

    HERE IS HOW TO ADD SYMBOLS IN YOUR SMS/EMAILS:

    1) Go to settings -> general -> keyboard -> international keyboards.
    2) Activate the japanese keyboard regardless of whether u speak japanese.
    3) Open text box in SMS/EMAIL/Safari whatever.
    4) Hit the globe button until it switches to japanese (kana not qwert) keyboard.
    5) On the left hand side hit the second button from the bottom that says abc until it switches to *123.
    6) Your keyboard should now have symbols on it.

    refer to pictures

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  5. macrumors 68010

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    Yep, and you can type :apple:, too, I forgot the path to that.
     
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    benzslrpee

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    you type "appuru" on the japanese keyboard, wait about 2 sec and the apple logo should pop up.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    #7
    wow.. thnx alot...
    that's so cool...
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    anyane know how to make a ® symbol on iphone?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    No check mark, but...

    No check mark, but here's a few:
    ®©

    To activate these & more on iPhone:
    Settings
    General
    Keyboard
    International Keyboards
    Add New Keyboard...
    Emoji

    The end! Simply hit the world button to cycle amongst the keyboards!

    PS. You can also add the Japanese 10 key for some more...
     
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    Small White Car

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    You should also check out the Glyph-Board.

    You have to visit this link on an iOS device to see it:

    http://mrgan.com/gb/

    Follow the directions to add a link on your home screen. When you launch it you can then copy any icon and paste it anywhere else in iOS.

    It looks like this:
     

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  11. macrumors newbie

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    Keyboard Symbols - Emoji

    I guess I'm missing something, because when I go to Add New Keyboard, there is no Emoji selection. Do I need to do something else first?

     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Yes, you do need to do something else first. You need to install Emoji Free from the app store - something that poster neglected to mention!
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, TangoDown. I appreciate the 'rest of the story'!



     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    I've added the emoji keyboard but have limited symbols how can I extend this? I can't see half of what uve shown
     
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    JetBlack7

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    This is a very good alternative.
     
  16. iforbes, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    macrumors 6502

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    I think you need iOS 6 or 6.0.1. I saw it right away without adding any additional apps.
     
  17. Guest

    725032

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    I didnt know you could do this!

    Thanks guys
     
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    Cuechick

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    #18
    This is where having a 13 yr old niece that likes to text you is very helpfull... :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    funny how we learn stuff the them 13yr olds!! :confused:
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but it didn't work???????
     
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    davehutch

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    If it's a symbol you use frequently, you could also add a two letter shortcut for it
    Settings...General...Keyboard...Shortcuts
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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  23. macrumors newbie

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    What am I doing wrong?

    I did exactly that but can't see any symbols. What is the next step after the final step posted here?

     
  24. macrumors P6

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    Isn't there an Emoji keyboard now that can be selected and used (at least in iOS 6 and above)?
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Google "glyphboard". It lets you copy and paste all sorts of symbols.
     

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