iOS 16.4 Will Bring These New Emoji to Your iPhone
Your iPhone already has thousands of emoji, but you’ll soon get more — 31 more, to be exact. The iOS 16.4 betas include new iPhone emoji that beta testers can use. And as soon as iOS 16.4 becomes available to the general public, others will be able to use them, too.
The new emoji include a shaking-head smiley, animals like a donkey, moose and a goose, and additional heart colors, including plain pink and light blue. The plain pink heart has been a long-sought emoji, according to Emojipedia, which named it one of the site’s top emoji requests in 2015. Last year’s significant emoji drop in iOS 15.4 included a melting face, a biting lip and a pregnant man, with 37 new designs in total.
Emojipedia said the new emoji came from Unicode’s September 2022 recommendation list, Emoji 15.0.
There isn’t any word yet on when the new emoji will be available across iOS devices, and the designs of the new emoji might change between now and their final release on iOS.
Apple issued a handful of bug fixes and patches with the release of iOS 16.3.1 on Feb. 13, a few weeks after the release of new features in iOS 16.3 in January.
For more, check out how to decipher each emoji and take a look at the emoji you may have missed with the release of iOS 15.4.
Here’s the complete list of new emoji in iOS 16.4 beta
- Shaking Face
- Pink Heart
- Light Blue Heart
- Grey Heart
- Pea Pod
- Folding Hand Fan
- Hair Pick
- Rightward Pushing Hand
- Leftward Pushing Hand
- Black Bird
- Rightward Pushing Hand: Light Skin Tone
- Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium-Light Skin Tone
- Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium Skin Tone
- Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium-Dark Skin Tone
- Rightward Pushing Hand: Dark Skin Tone
- Leftward Pushing Hand: Light Skin Tone
- Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium-Light Skin Tone
- Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium Skin Tone
- Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium-Dark Skin Tone
- Leftward Pushing Hand: Dark Skin Tone