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Add the secret Spock emoji to your iPhoneCNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to manually add the Vulcan salute emoji to your iPhone or iPad.
Apple has added support for Vulcan salute emojis. You know, the one made famous by Spock on Star Trek. In IOS 8.3. However you won't find it in the emoji section of iPhone/iPad keyboard. But it's not that hard to manually add it to your device. You must first update your iPhone or iPad to IOS version 8.3. This can be done by going to settings, clicking on general and selecting software update. Now you first have to find the emoji. I made it easy for you and included a link to it in my article. All you have to do is copy it to your iPhone or iPad, then head over to the IOS settings menu, click general, followed by keyboard, and select shortcut. Then tap the plus icon at the top, and paste the Emoji in the phrase section. This can be done with a double tap or a long press on the screens. Directly below that, you will also wanna add a shortcut. I choose LLAP, for live long and prosper. Then all you have to do is click save. Now, the next time you send a text message, type the shortcut you set, and the vulcan salute Emoji will appear. But only iOS users on version 8.3 will be able to see it. Sorry Android users. For more how to's like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. You can also reach out to me on twitter with any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for CNet. Live long and prosper.