Emojis are colorful, fun, and so expressive that they make a great addition to any kind of text message. Especially if you’re used to inserting them when texting from a computer or a social media account, you definitely want to have access to it from your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
If you recently bought one of these smartphones and you’re clueless on how to use the Emojis on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus devices, you probably don’t have the necessary software installed. As you already know, different Emojis will require you running different software.
In this article, we’re going to show you how to check if you have Emojis on your smartphone and how to get them, in case you currently don’t have this option. But let’s treat these separately and see what you need to do.
- Check your Samsung Keyboard
By default, the users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones should have access to a limited series of Emojis right from the Samsung keyboard. Launch any app where you can insert text with this keyboard, access its main Menu and tap on Insert Smiley. See what options you have in there.
- Check your operating system
In case you’ve noticed other users with the same phone like yours using Emojis without running who knows what software, check the operating system that your device is currently running on.
Better yet, check for a system update and let it run if you find anything available:
- Access the general Menu of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus;
- Enter the Settings section;
- Tap on More;
- Tap on System Update;
- Tap on the option that says Update Samsung Software;
- Tap on the Check Now button;
- Wait for it to scan any system update available;
- Follow the prompts to perform whatever update it suggests you.
- Check the Emoji software
If someone else is sending you Emojis that you can’t get or see, it must be because of an incompatibility between the software that person uses and the software your device uses. Such errors occur especially with third-party texting apps whose Emojis aren’t supported by the built-in texting app of any Android smartphone.
When you don’t have the same Emojis app as the person texting you, chances are it won’t show up correctly. So, ask them to use different Emojis that will work with your device as well. Alternatively, you can look in the Play Store for Emojis and test a couple of other options.