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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Unlock Emoji icons on your iPhone

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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Unlock Emoji icons on your iPhone

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Brian Tong shows you how to add the charm of Japanese emoticons on your iPhone.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> If you have an iPhone and you like emoticons, you know all those fun, smiley faces, then this Quick Tip is for you. I'm Brian Tong with CNET.com and I'll show you how to get access to the emoji icons that are extremely popular in Japan on your iphone. Now there are a few ways you can do this like jail breaking your iPhone or importing a V card file, but we're gonna how you the easiest way even if it cost you 99 cents. Now first stop, make sure you're running the iPhone 2.2 firmware. Go to the app store, find Frosty place and then sell it. It's a Chinese RSS reader, but there's more to it. Now open the app and just a play around with it for a few moments, clicking on the buttons and links. Now once you do that exit the app and then go into your settings, select general and scroll down to find the keyboard. Then select international keyboards and you'll see a long list of languages, but find Japanese and press on it. From there you should see the word emoji, so switch that to On. Now if you don't see it, reopen the FrostyPlace app and just play with it a few more times to unlock this option. Now you guys are ready to roll. So lets jump into a text message and you have a glow button next to the space bar representing international keyboards, press on that and you'll have a huge collection of emoji icons that you can use in your text messages or e-mails. We're talking animals, food and even smiling stacks of poop. It's the Japanese, you name it, they got it. Now the person you're sending messages to with emoji icons needs to have an iPhone and we know Apple is known to change its mind, but this works right now. So props for my girl, I just mean for giving me the heads up on this tick. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com with a Quick Tip of the day, use it wisely. ^M00:01:37 [ Music ]

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