Apple added tons of new emojis to the iPhone with iOS 15.4. We’ve listed all the new additions below.
iOS 15.4 introduced some new features to the iPhone, including mask-friendly Face ID, a gender-neutral voice for Siri, Universal Control, and 37 brand-new emojis! The new emojis include some more smileys, and many specific objects that you’re sure to find useful.
We’ve listed all the new iOS emojis below, explaining what they could mean and how to get them if you can’t already see them on your iPhone or iPad.
How Apple Added New Emojis to iOS
This addition of the new emojis to iOS has been long-awaited. Emojipedia published a first-look at the new emojis that Apple was looking at introducing in late January.
You might not be aware of this, but emojis also need to be approved by an external organization before they can be added to any device. These additions were approved in September by the Unicode Consortium, which is responsible for approving all emoji before they can reach devices. The emojis were then made available for developers as part of the iOS 15.4 beta, and are now available to anyone enjoying all the new iOS 15.4 features on their Apple devices.
A List of All the New iOS 15.4 Emojis
Here are all the new emojis you can use on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 15.4:
- Melting face
- Face with open eyes and hand over mouth
- Face with eye peeking from behind hands
- Half face salute
- Dotted line face
- Face with a diagonal mouth
- Face holding back happy tears
- Rightward hand
- Leftward hand
- Palm down hand
- Palm up hand
- Hand with index finder and thumb crossed (hoping for the best)
- Hand with the index finger pointing at the viewer (yes, it’s you!)
- Heart hands
- Biting lip (pretty obvious)
- Person with crown
- Pregnant man
- Pregnant person
- Empty nest
- Bird nest with eggs
- Tilted glass with liquid pouring out
- Playground slide
- Ring buoy
- Hamsa (a Middle Eastern amulet, with a hand on an eye)
- Disco mirror ball
- Empty battery
- Identification card
- Equal sign
- Multiracial handshakes
How to Get the New Emojis on Your iPhone
If you can’t see the new emojis on your iPhone, chances are you haven’t updated to iOS 15.4 or later yet. To update your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You should see the latest version of iOS or iPadOS there. Download and install the update to get all the new emojis.
Until you download the update, you won’t be able to see the emojis, even if someone sends them to you in a message. You’ll just see a question mark in place of the emoji.
Enjoy Your New Emojis
We have to say, the 38 new emojis do look excellent! We’re sure that they’ll be used in many of your chats, adding a good touch of fun to any conversation. This, alongside the other new features, makes iOS 15.4 a must-have update.
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