Iphone Emojis are not meant to work on Android by default. But here in this post i will show you how to use iphone emojis on android. There are a number of ways you can get the emojis on your phone. Read further below.
The basic emoji symbols are actually the same on iOS and Android – they’re approved by the Unicode Consortium – but Apple and Google designers create different looks for each icon. Confusingly, the companies also add emoji support at different times.
The perfect way to get full iphone emojis on your android phone is to root your android device. Rooting is a process that will give superuser privileges to your android phone so that you can replace or install the iphone emojis package on your to use it along with your keyboard.
I have made a few posts before about android rooting, Have a look at those below;
- What can i do with a rooted android | Android Rooting
- How to Root Android Phone in one click – Safest way
First, let us have a basic information about iphone emojis and android emojis. The installation of iphone emojis in your android phone has been explained in the section below the post.
1 Know Your Emoji
As we explained in the introduction, strictly speaking iOS emojis are already on Android: a smiley face is a smiley face no matter what your device. But the software teams at Apple and Google (and Samsung and LG) have their own ideas about exactly what a smiley face looks like, and so you see images that vary slightly.
This Unicode FAQ on the issue is very enlightening and explains how companies like Apple and Google (and Facebook and many others) are able to take their own approaches, design-wise, hence the potential emoji confusion. Now you understand what’s happening, here’s what to do next.
2. Compare the differences
There’s a very useful app available on Android called Emojily – it won’t actually make the emojis on your Android device look like iOS ones, but it can give you a preview of how they appear on Apple devices, if you want to check out the differences between the two (not easy if you don’t have any Apple kit).
Get the (free) app installed and you can compare emojis to your heart’s content. Okay, it won’t actually change the designs used in any of your apps, but if you’re receiving confusing pictures from your iPhone-toting friend then it’s a useful way of working out exactly what they’re trying to express.
3. Help! I can’t see emojis at all!
There are actually two issues to think about: one, iOS emojis look different on Android. Two, iOS tends to add support for newer emojis before Android does – if you’re seeing boxes where icons should be on Android, then you’re running an older version of the mobile OS that doesn’t have the necessary add-ons.
The very latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has icons for all the emojis iOS does, but if you’re on an older version there’s not much you can do but wait for an update to roll out, or use an app with its own emojis (of which more later). To see what version of Android you’re on, launch Settings and tap ‘About phone’.
4. Don’t bother swapping keyboards
Don’t waste time swapping around installed keyboards on your Android device (at least not to try and get some iOS emoji packs) – they all use the same emojis built into the OS itself. Some of them will change the keyboard and icon skin but in the actual apps themselves the emojis look the same.
Yet more emoji are coming along with Android Nougat , including alternative genders for many of the icons and a more uniform look across the board. Again though, unless you’re on a Nexus device or planning to get a brand new Nexus phone , it’s going to be some time before the update reaches you.
How to Get Iphone Emojis on Android via Rooting
- Rooted Android device
- Custom recovery or Flashfire installed
Step 1 Create a Full System Backup
I cannot stress the importance of this first step enough. Before you flash anything, it’s always a good idea to make a full NANDroid backup—but that’s particularly true in this case, since the ZIP that installs the new iOS 9.1 emojis on most devices also has the propensity to completely disable emojis on some devices, like the Nexus 5.
If you haven’t created a NANDroid backup recently, it would behoove you to do so now.
Step 2 Download the Flashable ZIP
Now that you’ve created a NANDroid backup, the next thing you’ll need to do is download the flashable ZIP that installs all of the iOS 9.1 emojis on most Android devices. From your phone or tablet, tap the following link to grab your copy:
Once the ZIP file has finished downloading, you have two options for installing it—custom recovery or Flashfire. I’ll go over both methods in the next two steps, so choose the one that works best for you.
Step 3 Install the New Emojis
I’ll outline both ways methods—using TWRP or Flashfire—below.
Custom Recovery Method
If you’re using a custom recovery like TWRP to install the ZIP, simply boot your phone into recovery mode, then press the “Install” button. From here, navigate to your device’s download folder, then select the iOS9_1Emojis.zip file. From here, simply swipe the slider at the bottom of the screen to install the mod, then press “Reboot System” when that’s finished.
If you’d prefer to install the emoji-enabling ZIP using the Flashfire app, start by tapping the floating action button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. From here, select “Flash ZIP or OTA,” then use the next menu to find and select the iOS9_1Emojis.zip file. From here, simply tap the “Flash” button in Flashfire’s main menu, and the emojis will be installed on your device.
Forr more information on installing ZIPs with the Flashfire app
Step 4 Verify That the New Emojis Work on Your Device
After you’ve installed the ZIP, you’ll probably want to verify that everything went off without a hitch. The easiest way to do so would be to visit the following link from your device:
If your browser shows emojis directly to the left of all of the listings, that means your phone now fully supports all of the same emojis that iPhone users running iOS 9.1 have.
There are 184 new Unicode 8.0 emojis that your phone now supports—which ones are your favorites so far? Let us know in the comment section below,
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