It’s a shame that many features aren’t entirely shared among various manufacturers. In this case, Android users have emojis that are, as far as aesthetics go, different from the emojis on an iPhone. Some people prefer the emojis on an iPhone. Rather than going out and buying a whole new phone, there’s an app that gives you access to emojis found on iPhones.
What You Will Need…
- Your Android device.
- A network connection, preferably a safe and secure network connection.
1. Get iOS emojis on Android
Downloading and Installing the Emoji Keyboard App
1. Locate and launch the ‘Google Play Store’ app. It’s icon is a colorful triangle. You should find it somewhere on one your Home screens or check your App Drawer where all your currently installed apps are housed.
2. At the top, tap ‘Google Play.’ This is Google Play’s search bar. Type ‘Smart Technologies Apps’ in the search bar and search for it.
3. There’s several apps developed by Smart Technologies Apps, but, more importantly, scroll down until you find ‘Emoji Keyboard’ and select it. The Google Play Store will redirect you to the app’s information page.
4. On Emoji Keyboard’s information, look for the ‘Install’ button. Go ahead and select it. Your Android device will immediately download and install the Emoji Keyboard app directly to your Android device.
Important: While the Emoji Keyboard app is free to install and use, it contains ads that are plastered on the app itself. However, if you would like to see them gone, you can pay to have them removed. Quite frankly, it’s pretty easy to ignore them.
Enabling the Emoji Keyboard App
1. Locate and launch the ‘Emoji Keyboard’ App. It’s icon is that of the corner of two phones with emojis displayed. When it was installed, your Android device should’ve placed the app on one of your Home screens. If it didn’t, check your App Drawer for it.
2. First, you need to set up the keyboard. Tap the green ‘TURN ON THE KEYBOARD’ button. The Emoji Keyboard app will redirect you to your Android device’s virtual keyboard settings.
3. In Language & Input, locate ‘Emoji Keyboard’ and move the slider to the right. It will turn blue if it’s been turned on.
Important: Your Android device will call attention to the Emoji Keyboard app possibly collecting personal data. However, you can read their privacy disclaimer in the app. It’s a warning that it could, not that it does. If you had used any other keyboard app, it will call attention to the same possibility. According to their privacy disclaimer, they don’t collect personal data.
4. Android will throw up a warning. Read the privacy disclaimer found in Step 2 if you have any concerns. But if you’re pressed for time, and to make a long story short, Smart Technologies Apps won’t collect your personal data. This is simply a warning for all and every keyboard app that isn’t installed on your Android device by default. Tap ‘OK’ and continue on with the steps. Tap ‘Cancel’ if you have concerns and uninstall the app. Your journey ends there.
5. Launch the ‘Emoji Keyboard’ app again and continue on with the setup.
6. A new green button appears. Select ‘ACTIVATE THE KEYBOARD.’
7. Chose the ‘Emoji Keyboard.’
8. Choose your languages. Scroll down and you’ll have the opportunity of downloading additional languages that aren’t immediately displayed or available. Select ‘FINISH THE INSTALLATION’ after you’ve chosen your language.
9. The Emoji Keyboard app gives a very helpful tutorial on how to use the various keys on the keyboard, like revealing the Latin alphabet, for example. There’s seven slides altogether. Select ‘Next’ when you’re ready to move on. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll be redirected to the Emoji Keyboard menu.
10. Try out your new keyboard in any app that launches your virtual keyboard. The image above is using the Emoji Keyboard app in Facebook Messenger. And, if you noticed, it looks eerily similar in aesthetics to an iOS keyboard. If you want to send some iOS emojis, tap the smiley face emoji in the bottom left corner. The Emoji Keyboard app will display all of the various emojis, but in their iOS forms.
2. Change your Android Device’s Default Font
This method is hit or miss because it depends on your Android device’s manufacturer, some of which give you the ability to change the default font on your Android device. If that’s the case, then you can download and install additional fonts that can then be used to change your Android device’s default font. But first, you need to prepare your Android device.
Do You Have Font Style Available?
1. Locate and launch the ‘Settings’ app. You should find it somewhere on one of your Home screens or in your App Drawer where all of your currently installed apps are housed.
- Or, alternatively, you can open your ‘Quick Settings Menu.’ Tap the dashboard or select it with your finger and swiping down your screen. It will expand into the Quick Settings Menu. Afterwards, locate the ‘Settings’ app by selecting the GEAR icon.
2. Keep scrolling until you find ‘Display’ and select it.
3. In Display, locate ‘Font Style.’ If you see it, you’re in luck.
Preparing your Android Device
Since the emoji font style isn’t listed on the Google Play Store, you need to download it from a trusted source. Luckily, there’s one available. But first, you need to allow downloads from other sources other than the Google Play Store.
1. Launch the ‘Settings’ app.
2. Locate and select ‘Security.’
3. In Security, find ‘Unknown sources.’ Select the slider and move it to the right to turn it on.
1. Download EmojiFont3.
2. Install the APK by opening your notifications and completing the steps provided.
3. Head back into the ‘Settings’ app.
4. Select ‘Display.’
5. Go down to ‘Font Style’ and select it.
6. Choose ‘EmojiFont3.’
7. Disable ‘Unknown source.’