How To Enable Emoji Icons On Your iPhone For Free

Unless you are having a Japanese iPhone, chances are your iPhone does not come with the attractive and interesting Emoji icons. Like any other Emoticons on mobile, the Emoji iconset allows you to insert smily faces and many other icons in your notes, sms and any other text entries.

If you are affected by the fact that your iPhone does not has the emoji function, don’t worry, here is a simple trick that you can use to activate the emoji iconset in your iPhone.

Go to the AppStore in your iPhone.

Tap on the Search and type in “spell number

search for spell number in the appstore

Install the application

install spell number

From your Home screen, open the Spell Number application and  key in 9876543.21 (including the decimal point)

spell number easter egg

Exit the application.

Go to Settings. Navigate to General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards.

Scroll down to Japanese. Tap on it.

Swipe the Emoji option to ON.


Back to your Home screen, turn on your Notepad (or any other application that requires keyboard) and create a new note. On the keyboard, you should see a globe beside the Space button. Tap on it and it will display the Emoji iconset.





I am not sure how long will Spell Number stays free. In the event that it charges you for the download, there is another way that you can activate the Emoji icon for free, but it requires you to jailbreak your iPhone.

Jailbreak your iPhone.

– Load Cydia. Tap on the Section. Navigate to Tweak -> Emoji.

– Install it.

You can now activate the Emoji icon via the Settings page.

The above tricks will work for iPod Touch as well.

What other iPhone tricks do you want us to cover? Tell us in the comment.

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. Anyone tried this with OS3.0?

    I get the emoji keyboard as deafult but I can’t get the standard English keyboard anymore????

  2. Works with iPhoneOS 3.0 when using the number 91929394.59 that poster freakz provided above.


    this app does emoji perfectly as well

  4. An Easier way.

    In App store. Search for Emoji.

    Download icon/emoji keyboard.


    Play around with it and copy something.

    Exit out.

    Paste into a note.

    Exit out.

    Go to settings>keyboards>japanese. Turn Emoji on



  5. To enable Emoji for FREE, you could also do this: (works 100%)

    1. Download Todew Lite
    2. Create a task called “Emoji” (without quotes).
    3. Follow on-screen instructions.

  6. orrrr… you can search the app store for “emoji” it'll come up with a few apps. look for the “emoji” app it has a smiley face as the icon and download that. and it's free. so much easier than all the other ones!

  7. I tried this and it did not work. I also have emoji app free and it wants me to enable and that comes up to the pay version.

  8. I know many many emoji apps for free. as an example AwesomeEmoji is my favourite. It is an enabler, not a copy/paste.

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