emoticon love

My  kids showed me something that I think is just the bees knees.

How to add emoticons on your iphone/ipad keyboard.

It’s changed my text life. 😉

I mean, why use words when emoticons are just so much dang fun?

For example…when you need to know what time your hubby will be home for dinner…

How about when you can’t get your daughter to answer her phone? And you are sitting on a plane that’s waiting to pull up to the gate and you have several minutes of boredom.

I don’t care who you are…getting a text with cute emoticons just brings a smile to your face.

Yes, I’m twelve. 🙂

Wanna know how to get this super fun emoticon keyboard on your iPhone/iPad in about two seconds?

Go to…




Keyboard (again)

Add New Keyboard

Scroll down the list till you get to “Emoji”

Tap it


Now when you go to text, there is a new symbol on the keyboard.

Tap the symbol and the new emoji keyboard appears.

See all the categories of emoticons? Lots and lots. Each category has several pages that you can scroll through.

Now if I could just figure out how to get these on my computer keyboard I could take blog posts to a whole other level.

For now, I’ll just have to stick the old standbys… 🙂 and 😉  !

Do you have a favorite tip or app that makes your life easier or brings a smile to your face?

Let’s hear it…






18 Responses to emoticon love

  1. Evelyn Pintor November 14, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Loving this!!! Thank you for sharing . It’s so nice and fun to learn something new!!!
    Especially when I am not tech-savvy!! I am soo giggly right now……..!

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      I’ll bet there’s an emoticon for giggly! 😉

  2. Sandy November 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Wow! Won’t my family and friends raise their eyes. I too, am not tech-savvy, so I will save and follow your step-by-step instructions. I enjoy reading your blog.

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Thanks, Sandy! Have a good day.

  3. Deb November 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I I have been watching your blog for quite some time. I love your decorating style. I have to tell you though, the tutorial was great. Keep those babies coming. I’m always amazed at how much I don’t know about my iPhone.

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Me too, Deb. If it weren’t for my kids showing me stuff…I’d be in the dark 99% of the time! 😉

  4. Robyn L. L. November 15, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    thanks I just WOWed my daughter with my tech savyness!!!! Thanks for the help!

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      Good for you, Robyn! 🙂

  5. Kris Vavra November 15, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    This is so great. I have a great idea for you. You seem to figure this stuff out pretty nicely so how about coming over and teaching me some blogging tricks. I am so new at this stuff and would love a blog class from you. I am not so computer tech savvy either and am just trying to learn as I go along. I wish someone with blog savvy like you would give classes or private lessons!!!! I will be your first student.

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      Kris, I am not tech savvy AT ALL. But I am very happy to come and help you with the tiny bit that I do know! 🙂

  6. Bev November 15, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Thank you for that….. my son always sends emotions but he said it was his secret…….

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Bev, now you can WOW him! 🙂

  7. Sherry Hart November 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I have that and here is another one you will love: Animations. It’s an app.

    • Maple & Magnolia November 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks, Sherry. Off to check it out!

  8. Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse November 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Thanks, going to try it out on my Jake!

  9. Diane J./Ohio November 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Thanks so much!!! Always wondered how to do this. I am definitely not tech savvy. Just went into my settings & took care of it. I feel so with it now!!!LOL.

  10. kathy November 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    My sister who has young kids got me turned on to that last year and I wowed my “big” kids with it…I was so proud!

  11. denise December 7, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    too funny. My 12 year old just showed me this too. Now we text each other exclusively in emoticons just to be silly. Love it. Especially the flamenco lady 🙂

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