ios adding icons to texts

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Italianblend, May 19, 2015.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

    Italianblend

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    #1
    this has occured a few times - always with the alien symbol. I get a text from someone with the alien symbol, but they never sent that. Pictures attached. Why would ios add an icon that wasn't even inputted?
     

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  2. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Its because they are using an emoji that you do not have.
     
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  4. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good guess, but no. The sender only used the little arm and nothing else. ios actually created the alien thingy out of nothing.

    Both on ios 8. Not sure which version.
     
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    #5

    The "Little Arm" is available in different skin tones now. Perhaps you do not have the corresponding arm.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Howard Ellacott macrumors member

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    Update your phone to 8.3, should fix it! Have a look in settings to see what your version is. :)
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    If one of you isn't on 8.3 then you need to send the standard yacky yellow emoticon, otherwise you'll get the alien.

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    ie to get this ## you'll need to send this #
     

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