The iPhone is quickly catching up with its MacBook predecessor, thanks to some genius app inventors. But my favorite part about my trusty little gadget is still the convenient layout of the text messaging system. I love how each message pops up right under the previous one in a simple green or gray bubble, just like iChat on my MacBook. But besides streamlining video to your friends, there is one major iChat component missing from the iPhone text messaging system… smiley faces!
About a week ago, a very nice friend of mine emailed me directions to install smiley faces to my iPhone texting system through Max Thrane. As someone who rarely uses most of my downloaded apps I was a little hesitant, but believe it or not this new and free application has made messaging to my other iPhone pals ten times as much fun!
Aside from the pages and pages of classic emotional smiley faces, your iPhone will also be filled with dozens of icons such as hearts, animal faces, flowers, holiday symbols food, accessories and even cocktails — all for your sending pleasure! Oh and don’t worry, it works with any version of the iPhone and you won’t have to leave iPhone Messages to grab an icon. Once smiley faces are enabled and installed, a small button (looks like a globe) will be added to your keyboard for easy icon access.
How to install:
- Install Spell Number
- Launch Spell Number on your iPhone
- Enter this number: 91929394.59
- Press Return button on your keyboard
- Exit the application (by pressing the Home button at the bottom of your iPhone
- Open Settings
- Go to General
- Go to International
- Press Keyboards
- Scroll down to Japanese and press it
- Flick the on/off switch for “Emoji” to the left (ON position)
Now you are ready to start sending colorful icons… enjoy!
Original instructions are located at Max Thrane.
* New: Also check out How To Add Emoji on iPhone