Emoji is the most underrated feature of iOS5?

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  1. nraudigy2 macrumors member

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    Emoji is now integrated in iOS5.

    You can enable emoji from the keyboard settings in iOS:

    Tap Settings > General > Keyboard
    Tap International Keyboards
    Tap Add New Keyboard
    Locate and tap Emoji

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4976

    Also the built-in dictionary is pretty cool
     
  2. dfnj123 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's underrated because most people who care about it have been using it for the past two years or so...

    It was easy to activate this hidden feature before it was official...
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    And frankly, anything more than occasional use is very annoying.
     
  4. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I wonder when they started calling emoticons emoji.
     
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

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  6. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind that the emoticons will only show up on iPhones. If you send it to someone with a blackberry it just comes up as a black icon.
     
  7. MacLappy macrumors regular

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    Thanks for putting this up. Never knew there was a function like that.#
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That's One

    "Hidden" feature that can stay hidden....Not for me!:)
     
  9. dfnj123 macrumors 6502

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    It's a Japanese thing...
     
  10. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    i use this a lot:D its a jap thing:D used it in beta when iphone 1 came out..got use to it its part of my thing when i type on my iphone :cool::apple: i would like to see new ones..i memories all them and its location :D
     
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  12. bcbryanc macrumors member

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    Did not even know it was in the phone, thought you had to install the app. Wow, lol.
     
  13. nexsta macrumors 6502

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    Yea it's definitely the most underrated feature ever!
    the iPhone would be absolutely useless without the possibility to express myself with an icon of a piece of shi*t with a smile on it.
     
  14. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Emoji is juvenile. I don't need to add smiley faces and crap like that on a message. Real grown ups don't act like silly teenagers, and they shouldn't text like teenagers.
     
  15. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I can't envisage a situation where I'll have to use one of these.
     
  16. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    I dont know man, but as long as I remember, I had Emoji for quite long time, even before iOS 5, I don't think it's a new feature?

    And yes, I hardly use it.
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Real men randomly send their wives Emoji flowers because we know it makes them smile when they're having a hard day at work.

    Don't worry, some day you'll be grown up enough to find the value in that.
     
  18. Coley macrumors member

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    The funny thing is, is that those of us who discovered texting and email and emoticons in our teens or pre-teens seem more likely to agree with what you said.

    Meanwhile, all the older folks I know that just figured out how to use emoticons in the last couple years, or how to attach cute little pictures or signatures to emails, etc. are going NUTS with it.

    It's all my 13 year old cousins, etc, and retired folks I know lol Actually can get a little annoying when a coworker is like "what little cartoon should I add to this email!?!?! HELP ME!" or my aunt is carrying on about "How do I get smilies on my iPod???!!"
    My age group and therabouts like to imagine we're all grown out of it lol
    :p ;) :D :eek: :( :) :confused: :eek: :mad: :rolleyes: :cool: :apple:
     
  19. chuffman15 macrumors regular

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    i use emoji when i talk to my wife. since there isnt a "sarcasm" font i use the turd with the smiley face
    she gets it
     
  20. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Yes because a text message oozes with emotion and you can ALWAYS tell exactly what a person means when they send it. Sarcasm, love, hate, anger, rage. You get the idea. Sometimes text's can be mis-interpreted because you can't get a feel of the emotion behind it. Hence where a nice emoticon comes in and can convey what is lacking.

    Yes, juvenile indeed. :rolleyes:
     
  21. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Real grownups do as they please, and if that includes using Emoji. So be it :cool:
     
  22. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    Which is one reason why I don't bother with it. I have no idea what phones most of the people I communicate with are using.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm 46 years old and I use them, as does my wife. Its a nice little way of saying I love you, or expressing yourself in visual manner in texts.

    Perhaps you should lighten up a bit and be more juvenile. Life is serious enough as it is, why not have fun when you can :)
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    30, and I use them with my girlfriend, but pretty much no one else. Right on with your second point as well, I don't need to give my friends a hug or kiss during the day, or convey that thought, but emoji wraps it up nicely.
     

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