How to Get Smileys on iPhone 13: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Adding smileys, or emojis as they’re more commonly known, to your messages on an iPhone 13 can add a fun and expressive touch to your conversations. In this brief overview, I’ll explain the simple steps to access and use emojis on your iPhone 13. With just a few taps, you can spice up your texts, emails, and social media posts with a wide range of smileys that can convey your emotions perfectly.

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Get Smileys on iPhone 13

Before you start sending those smileys, let’s walk through the steps to access your emoji keyboard on an iPhone 13.

Step 1: Open an app that uses the keyboard

Open any app on your iPhone 13 that allows you to input text, such as Messages or Mail.

When you open an app that requires typing, you’ll automatically see the keyboard pop up on the screen. This is your gateway to emojis.

Step 2: Tap the Emoji icon on the keyboard

On the keyboard, you’ll notice a smiley face icon or a globe icon, depending on your settings. Tap on it to switch to the emoji keyboard.

Once you tap the emoji icon, your standard keyboard will transform into the emoji keyboard, filled with pages of expressive smileys.

Step 3: Choose your smiley

Scroll through the available emojis and tap on the smiley you want to use. It will be inserted into your text where the cursor is located.

With a wide variety of smileys to choose from, you can express a range of emotions, from happiness to sadness, and everything in between.

After you’ve added the smileys to your message, you’ll notice your text come to life in a more colorful and emotive way. Emojis can help underscore your mood or tone, often in a way that words alone cannot.

Tips for Using Smileys on iPhone 13

  • To find a specific smiley quickly, use the search feature at the top of the emoji keyboard.
  • If you use certain smileys often, they’ll appear in the ‘Frequently Used’ section for easy access.
  • You can add skin tone variations to certain emojis by holding down on them and selecting a different shade.
  • To easily switch back to the text keyboard, tap the ‘ABC’ button on the bottom left corner of the emoji keyboard.
  • Customize your emoji keyboard by going into Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and adding the ‘Emoji’ keyboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enable the emoji keyboard on my iPhone 13?

To enable the emoji keyboard, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard, and select ‘Emoji’ from the list of available keyboards.

Can I use emojis in all apps on my iPhone 13?

Yes, as long as the app supports text input, you can use emojis in it.

Is it possible to remove the emoji keyboard from my iPhone 13?

Yes, you can remove it by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards, swiping left on the ‘Emoji’ keyboard, and tapping ‘Delete’.

How do I update the emojis on my iPhone 13?

Emojis are updated through iOS updates, so ensure your iPhone 13 is running the latest version of iOS to have the most recent emojis.

Can I create my own emojis on my iPhone 13?

While you can’t create traditional emojis, you can use Memoji to create personalized characters that can be used as stickers in messages.


  1. Open an app that uses the keyboard
  2. Tap the Emoji icon on the keyboard
  3. Choose your smiley


Emojis have become an integral part of digital communication, allowing us to express feelings that might otherwise be lost in plain text. With your iPhone 13, accessing and using smileys is a breeze, helping you to convey emotions effectively and adding a personal touch to your messages. Remember, while emojis are fun and expressive, they also have the power to transcend language barriers and connect us all on a more profound level. So go ahead, explore the emoji keyboard on your iPhone 13, and let the smileys do the talking!