What to Know

  • Go to Settings > 0 > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards and select an emoji keyboard.
  • Alternatively, go to Settings > Display > Font size and style, select Font style, and choose EmojiFont10.

This article explains three ways to install an iPhone emoji set on an Android phone. Instructions apply to Android 8 and higher.

3 Ways to Install an iPhone Emoji Keyboard on Android

To get Apple emojis, download an app that installs an iPhone emoji keyboard on Android. You have three options:

  1. Choose an emoji app: A good choice if you feel comfortable installing apps on an Android.
  2. Try a popular emoji app: A good choice if you want to try one app and see how it works.
  3. Use a new keyboard app with different emojis: Some keyboards, such as FancyKey, support downloading and using different emoji sets.

Follow instructions below for the option you decide to use.

How to Choose an Emoji App

Look around the Play Store to see if anything stands out to you. None of these apps are identical to Apple's, but they can be close. Maybe there's a style you prefer. Have a look around. There's no shortage of options.

  1. Visit the Google Play store and search for apple emoji keyboard or apple emoji font.

  2. The search results will include emoji keyboard and font apps such as Kika Emoji Keyboard, Facemoji, Emoji Keyboard Cute Emoticons, and Emoji Fonts for Flipfont 10.

    Popular Android emoji apps

  3. Pick the emoji app you want to use, download it, and install it.

How to Find and Use a New Keyboard App

Some keyboards, like FancyKey, let you change emojis. FancyKey is a popular keyboard that includes customization options and vibrant skins. FancyKey downloads and uses Twitter emojis, which are fairly similar to the Apple ones. If nothing else has worked for you, FancyKey will, no root or custom settings required.

  1. Go to the Play Store and install the FancyKey app.

  2. Open the Settings app and go to System > Language & Input > Virtual Keyboard.

    The settings options may vary slightly depending on your device. If you can't find what you're looking for, go to Settings and search for keyboard.

    System, Languages & input, Virtual Keyboard in Android Settings

  3. Select Manage keyboards.

  4. Turn on the FancyKey toggle switch, then tap OK in the pop-up window.

    Manage keyboards, FancyKey toggle ON, OK in Android keyboard settings

  5. When you open an app that displays the keyboard, tap the keyboard icon. It's usually found in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.

  6. In the Change keyboard screen, tap FancyKey.

    Keyboard icon and FancyKey checkbox on Android

  7. Go to the home screen, and open the FancyKey app.

  8. In the settings for the FancyKey keyboard, select Preferences.

  9. In the Display section, tap Emoji Styles.

  10. In the list of emoji styles, select the one you like. The Twitter emojis are fairly close in appearance to the Apple ones. Tap OK to save the new emojis.

    Preferences, Emoji Styles, Twitter checkbox in FancyKey for Android

  11. When you use FancyKey, you'll have access to the new emojis that you just set.

You may notice the system font looks slightly different than it did before, but that won't hurt your phone. You should be able to use iOS emojis for Android without a problem.

How to Add Apple-Style Emoji Fonts with an Emoji App

The Emoji Fonts for Flipfont 10 app changes the phone font to add in the Apple-style emojis. This only works on devices that are able to change the fonts. If you're able to change the font, this is a convenient way to get the iPhone-style emojis.

The option to customize fonts is not available on Android 12, so this method will not work on Android 12 devices.

  1. Go to the Google Play store and install the Emoji Fonts for Flipfont 10 app.

  2. Go to Settings > Display > Font size and style.

    The settings options layout varies slightly across devices. On HTC devices, go to Settings > Display and gestures.

    Settings, Display, and Font size and style in Android settings

  3. Choose Font style. Choose EmojiFont10 to make it the default.

    Alternatively, open the Emoji Fonts for Flipfont 10 app, test the fonts, then select Apply to open Settings.

    Font style and Emoji Font 10 in Android Font settings

  4. You're done! Now you can use Apple style emojis on your Android device.

If you still want the exact fonts from iOS, you can get them, but you need to root your device. The iOS fonts are available through the root app Magisk.

FAQ

  • How do you edit emojis on an iPhone?

    While you can't edit the emojis that come with your iPhone, you can edit your Memoji. A Memoji is a special animated avatar that can match your personality and mood. Open Messages and tap the App Store icon, then select Memoji, find your current one, and select More (the three dots) > Edit.

  • How do you make your emoji talk on iPhone?

    First, create a Memoji. Open the Messages app and start a new conversation or open an old one, then select the Memoji icon > New Memoji. Then, go into a conversation, select the Memoji icon again, and choose your Memoji. Use the Record button to record an audio message and deliver with by choosing Send.

  • How do you turn off emoji on Android?

    Open the Settings app and type "emoji" into the search bar. This should bring up the Emojis, Stickers & GIFs screen. Toggle off as many settings as you like, such as Emoji fast-access row and Emoji with the physical keyboard.

  • How do you uninstall an emoji phone app on Android?

    If you installed a third-party emoji app and you want to remove it from your Android device, open the Google Play Store app and select your profile icon in the top right. Then select Manage apps & devices > Manage. Select the app you want to remove, then choose Uninstall.

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