How To Send Emojis From Android To iPhone?

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I’m sure you’ve had to explain yourself a of couple times how the Emoji you actually sent from your Android device to an iPhone user wasn’t the one received. Sometimes you may find that the Emoji sent to an iPhone changed to something else far from the emotion you wanted to depict. Other times, it shows nothing but small boxes of question marks which absolutely makes no sense to your receiver.

Whether you believe it or not, you may find yourself in miss-communication mishaps if this continues to happen sooner or later. So how exactly can this be tackled? In this article, you’ll learn how to send Emojis from Android to iPhone the right way.


How To Send Emojis From Android To iPhone

It’s no more news that the use of Emojis have come to stay in our today word of connectivity and rapid messaging using several social media platforms. In fact, it’s been estimated that for every 10,0/0 messages sent, more than 90 percent of the number were not without an Emoji. This number doesn’t just tell the usage pattern of one media platform but cuts across all messaging platforms.

There’s are two basic ways to do this 

  1. Use Of App like Whatsapp and Face book Messenger
  2. The Second way is to use a texting App like Google Hangouts, Skype, or Signal

Come to think of it, Emojis have bettered our lives in every way, making people all over the world use less of text and more of Emojis in expressing how they feel. 

Your choice of Emoji to be used per time is crucial in communicating in a visual manner your state of emotion and it’s important that your receiver sees it that way too when you would have sent your message. But in the case Emojis sent from an Android device wouldn’t be represented the same way on iPhone or are distorted, this can make communicating a lot harder. 

Imagine sending an Emoji with smiling face with open mouth from your Android device, only to discover that it was mistranslated to a smirking face Emoji on iPhone. You could imagine how much of a contradiction that is, and I agree totally with you, it’s painful. 

To have your Emojis sent from an Android device represented same way on iPhone, use any of your most preferred methods outlined below;



Since Emojis sent from an Android would often get misinterpreted on iPhone, why not just use the same Emojis used on iPhone on your Android. Was that too difficult to grasp? I don’t think so. 

But the point is, with ChompSMS, you do not need to worry anymore what Emojis sent from your Android will eventually look like on your recipients iPhone. All you now have to do is to use the same Emojis as used as iPhone. This way, iPhone will represent Emojis sent from the ChompSMS on your Android just as it would normally do.

This is much easier than having to guess all the time in what way your recipient sees the Emojis accompanying your text in an SMS on their iPhone. ChompSMS is a messaging Android app freely available for download on the Google playstore. 

Although it has other functionality that makes it preferred by thousands of users, it uses Emojis packs identical to those seen on iPhone. Hence, Emojis sent as SMS from your Android to iPhone will stay the same, no distortion, no misrepresentation.

To get the ChompSMS app and put it to work, follow the below guide;

  •  Go on Playstore
  • Using the search box find ChompSMS. Tap on Install positioned to the right of the app icon
  • Launch the app after installation, type in your SMS including the necessary Emojis.
  • Select the iPhone recipient, and hit the send button.

This time, nothing should be worried about, as all your Emojis will be received just as they were sent.


Verify First With Emojily

Emojily is a small tool that can help you make sure your Emojis from an Android device represents just the emotion you want to show on iPhone. The tool doesn’t do much, it’s neither a messaging app or some sought of Emoji tracker. 

Here’s what it is used for, when your SMS is ready to be sent, you’ll have to copy out all the Emojis featured on the piece you have typed out and paste them on the Emojily app. The app then would show an output of what your intended Emojis will exactly look like on iPhone. 

Hence, instead of being in the dark and only hoping that your Emojis are not turned up-side-down on iPhone, you can know outrightly what they would look like when sent. So basically, you can call it an Emoji tester, or whatever name you have that would best suits the function.

The app is a really simple app and doesn’t include any tcehinical details. Here’s how to use the app;

  • First copy out to your clipboard one, more or all of the Emojis you hope to verify that they’ll be displayed well on iPhone.
  • With that done, launch the Emojily app on your Android. Paste the Emojis copied into the Input box.
  • In only a matter of seconds, the corresponding Emojis for all of your Inputs will be displayed on the Output box. 

For Incompatible Emojis, you may see that the output box will include a question mark or a meaningless box to show that the particular Android Emoji does not have an IOS counterpart. However in the case everything displays a matching Emoji, then you can go ahead with sending the message to your iPhone recipient. 

The Emojily is free to download on the Google Playstore. Get it and begin verifying your Emojis before sending them.

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Update iPhone iOS

Simply having iPhone updated can help Android Emojis sent to iPhone to be represented as they should. Emojis are no products of neither the Android or IOS operating system, rather they’re referred to as Unicode blocks.  Every Emoji you have every used has more to the background of it more than you can see. Each Emoji may include a string of number and alphabets or both. 

Changes are often made to these Emojis time after time and even new ones are created. However, it is the function of the Operating system in use – Android or IOS to upgrade it’s Emoticons Unicodes to include the changes made as well as newly added Emojis.


Usually, Android will update Unicode blocks earlier than iPhone. This is why Emojis sent from Android to iPhone will most times be misinterpreted. However, to make sure your iPhone is running the latest Emoticons Unicode version you have to update your iPhone’s IOS version.

To update your iPhone follow the below guide;

  • Open iPhone Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Tap on System update 
  • Tap on any update available for your device to download and install it.


Can I Send My Android Emojis To iPhone?

Yes, but be aware that some of them may be misrepresented on iPhone. Although iPhone shares a handful of Emojis with Android, but not all Emojis will be displayed on iPhone when sent from an Android device. 

Even more, you can find that same Emojis on both operating systems will vary slightly. Here’s what I mean, on iPhone, the Emojis available are more 3D-like with a color gradient unlike on Android where Emojis are strictly 2D and bearing one color. 

It all depends on what Unicode version the iPhone you’re sending an Emoji to is running on. However, to make sure your intended Emoticon is received in good shape, you can use Developer Paul Hollinsky’s app – Emojily to see what your Emojis will look like on iPhone first before sending.


Why Can’t I Find My Android Emojis On iPhone

Emoticon Unicode version, that’s the difference. Unicode dictates what Emojis exist and in what variations they’re available. Emojis used to only include faces in the past showing several emotions, not until lately did they begin to include hand gestures and even non-human characters, all of those to help you express better how you feel on a chat.

Usually upon the release of a new Unicode block, Operating systems will incorporate them and even have the ability to modify them here and there as pleased. This is why iPhone Emojis practically look more beautiful than those found on Android.

However, Android usually takes the lead position when it comes to updating to the newest Unicode version, making more Emojis available on Android hence the imbalance on both operating systems. Given when Apple decides to update to a newer Unicode version associated with the release of a new iOS, maybe then you’ll find your Android Emojis on iPhone.



Emojis make chat conversations more interesting, personally the make a bulk of my messages and I’m sure you’re no different. No one likes being misunderstood, you may have been in the past before coming across this article. Use the methods above on how to send Emojis from Android to iPhone to ensure that your choice Emoji emotions are properly captured on SMS. 


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