Can't change emoji skin color

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boulette, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. boulette macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    So I recently upgraded my iOS to have the more diverse emoji. On the individual heads, I can change the color. But on the ones I used to really like to use, like the two ballerinas, the only skin color available now is bright yellow. Also, for all the families and groups of 2+ people, the only option is the awful Lego yellow. Is there no way to go back to the normal skin color for these ones? Particularly the ballerina one! I've attached a photo just to clarify which ones I am referencing.
  2. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
  3. boulette thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Yes, I know that works for the single heads. But for all of those with 2+ people, it doesn't work.
  4. Allin44 macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2014
    It's not supposed to work. You can't change those emojis.
  5. boulette thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Oh, that's a shame... So now we're stuck with lego smileys?
  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Absolutely horrible. Not sure what the worlds coming to.
  7. boulette thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    I've never understood people who write snarky comments on forums. I never said the yellow smileys was a big deal, just wondering if/hoping it could be changed.
  8. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008

    thats now how it works.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I cant believe Apple did this to us.
    We cannot change the emoji skin color or select them to identify as whatever race or gender they choose? That's pretty messed up and the ACLU should be involved in this scandal....
  10. soy macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2012
    It's because instead of the 6 different options for the single faces, there'd have to be 36 different options (as you'd have to be able to combine different skin colors). The UI would be too messy, so unicode didn't make that part of the emoji spec. (And 216 options for the families with one child, and 1296 for the ones with two children. Try fitting that on the screen)

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