Here's how to access your iPhone's secret emoticon keyboard 5 years ago

Here's how to access your iPhone's secret emoticon keyboard

Emojis may be the latest craze, but there's still room for the humble emoticon.

Back in the days before smartphones, emoticons were the best way to let your mates know how you felt without actually telling them.

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But while emojis are great for sexting, there still just aren't enough faces to express everything you want at once.

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Thankfully, that's where emoticons come in - and the good people at Mashable have shown us how to access a whole range of them we never knew existed until right now.

By going to your general settings and selecting the keyboard option, you can add the Japanese 'Kana' keyboard - which gives you access to over 100 new emoticons.

To access it while texting, just click on the globe beside your spacebar, then tap on the face at the bottom left of the options ahead and voilà - there they are waiting for you.