The 37 New Emoji iOS 15.4 Brings to Your iPhone

With new smileys, a lip biting emoji and kidney beans, texting on your iPhone got a little more interesting.

Brian Bennett Former Senior writer
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
Brian Bennett
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These new emoji are included in iOS 15.4.


iOS 15.4 rolled out to iPhones last week, bringing with it several new features including mask-friendly Face ID, a general-neutral voice for Siri, Universal Control and 37 new emoji. As seen in Unicode last year, the updated emoji  library features seven more smileys and some very specific objects. (Confused about what these emoji actually mean? We help you decipher them here.) There are also a few new gestures -- like two hands forming the shape of a heart, much to the joy of K-pop fans.

Other notable emoji include pictograms for pregnant people, a saluting face and numerous multiracial handshakes. See below for a full list of emoji you can find in Apple's iOS upgrade.

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New smiley emoji are in the mix.


1. Melting face

2. Face with open eyes and hand over mouth

3. Face with eye peeking from behind hands

4. Saluting half face

5. Dotted line face

6. Face with diagonal mouth

7. Face holding back tears

8. Rightward hand

9. Leftward hand

10. Palm down hand

11. Palm up hand

12. Hand with index finger and thumb crossed

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Other emoji include pregnant people, empty and full nests, plus coral, lotus and kidney beans.


13. Index finger pointing at the viewer

14. Heart hands

15. Biting lip

16. Person with crown

17. Pregnant man

18. Pregnant person

19. Troll

20. Coral

21. Lotus

22. Empty nest

23. Nest with eggs

24. Beans

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Rounding out the list of new emoji are many items including pouring liquid, a slide, a crutch, X-ray, bubbles plus numerous multiracial handshakes.


25. Liquid pouring out of a glass

26. Mason jar

27. Playground slide

28. Wheel

29. Ring buoy

30. Hamsa (the hand with the eye, a Middle Eastern amulet)

31. Disco mirror ball

32. Low battery

33. Crutch

34. X-ray

35. Bubbles

36. Identification card

37. Heavy equals sign

38. Multiracial handshakes (technically not new, just new color options for the existing handshake)