iPad Tip 56 - Type Emoji with Shortcuts

If you like to use Emoji in messaging but don’t like to switch the virtual keyboards repeatedly, try this trick to type Emoji with alphabets shortcuts.

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Emoji.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Add New Shortcut…
  3. Insert a frequently used Emoji in Phrase.
  4. Insert a text in Shortcut which will be used to convert to Emoji.