All the New Emojis for iOS 17.4

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Every time Apple gives us new emojis, it is almost as good as a birthday party. With iOS 17.4, we've received a few new and fun emojis that you can exchange with your friends and family. Let's take a look at the new iOS 17.4 emojis!

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  • Check out all the new emojis that came with the iOS 17.4 update.
  • Stay updated on the latest emojis and how you might use them.

New iOS 17 Emojis

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Image Emojis

The first four new emojis of the iOS 17.4 update are quite random. We've gotten a phoenix, a lime, a brown mushroom, and a broken chain. I can see the lime being particularly useful when asking my best friends if they want to get margaritas, and the broken chain could be used to emphasize my feelings of freedom after being released from work!

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Family Emojis

The next set of new Apple emojis is pretty utilitarian. We've got four different kinds of families that also appear to be gender-neutral. You might use this as the family group chat emoji, or in your bio on Facebook.

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Shaking Head Emojis

These next emojis are a pair that I can't believe Apple didn't already have! These are the shaking head emojis. One shakes its head back and forth, and the other nods its head up and down. You would use these to answer yes or no in a non-verbal (or textual) way.

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Right-Facing Emojis

Lastly, Apple has added right-facing people emojis. Before all of these emojis existed, they just faced to the left. Now, you have both.

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Be aware that just like all the other people emojis, you can customize the skin tone, too! All you have to do is tap and hold on the emoji, then select the skin tone you'd like to use.

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And those are all the new emojis of iOS 17.4! If you're not sure how to find the new emojis, learn how to search emojis on your iPhone. Is there an emoji you'd love to have, but don't? In that case, you can easily create an emoji from a photo on your iPhone. 

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.