69 new emojis just arrived on iPhones -- and we've ranked them all

Rejoice: New emojis are here!

On Tuesday, Apple released brand new emojis as part of iOS 11.1. There are 69 new characters, and 239 new emojis in total if you include skin tone and gender variations.

To get the new emojis on your own phone, open your settings app, tap “General,” then look for the second tab down titled “Software Update.” The option to update your iPhone to iOS 11.1 should appear there.

The new emojis are a long time coming: The characters were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in March, and the final list became public in June. Emojipedia has been covering all the new emoji updates this year, and has the full list of every emoji in every skin tone.

In honour of their arrival, we’ve compiled all the emoji contenders and ranked them from worst to best. The criteria for the ranking was pretty subjective — mainly, how they made us feel and whether we can actually see people using them in real life. There aren’t detailed explanations for most of the rankings, but we do offer a more in-depth analysis for the top 10 on this list.

Take a look:

69. Bowl With Spoon

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68. Canned Food

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67. Billed Cap

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66. Curling Stone

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65. Gloves

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64. Face With Open Mouth Vomiting

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63. Brain

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62. Socks

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61. Cup With Straw

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60. Chopsticks

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59. Scarf

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58. Sandwich

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57. Sled

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56. Cut of Meat

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55. Broccoli

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54. Grinning Face With One Large and One Small Eye

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53. Child

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52. Adult

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51. Older adult

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50. Coat

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49. Flying Saucer

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48. Star-struck

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47. Merman

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46. Serious Face With Symbols Covering Mouth

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45. Coconut

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44. Dumpling

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43. Man Mage

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42. Woman Mage

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41. Man in Steamy Room

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40. Woman in Steamy Room

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39. Flag of England

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38. Flag of Scotland

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37. Flag of Wales

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36. Man Climbing

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35. Woman Climbing

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34. Cricket

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33. Zebra

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32. Man Zombie

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31. Woman Zombie

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30. Man Fairy

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29. Woman Fairy

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28. Man Vampire

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27. Woman Vampire

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26. Man Elf

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25. Woman Elf

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24. Man Genie

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23. Woman Genie

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22. Man in Lotus Position

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21. Woman in Lotus Position

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20. Palms Up Together

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19. Hedgehog

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18. Sauropod

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17. Fortune Cookie

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16. Shocked Face With Exploding Head

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15. Takeout Box

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14. Pie

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13. Face With Hand Over Mouth

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12. Face With One Eyebrow Raised

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11. Giraffe

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10. Bearded Person

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Emoji of the past have been mostly clean-shaven, but this bearded gentleman is the first of his kind. We now finally have an emoji to better represent hipsters, lumberjacks, and Ryan Gosling.

9. Face With Finger Covering Closed Lips

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This emoji for keeping a secret is not only very cute, it will come in handy more often than you'd think. Planning a surprise party? Spreading some hot gossip? Use this emoji to make sure everyone knows to keep it on the down-low. We predict that this emoji will quickly be used in heavy rotation.

8. Person With Headscarf

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Emoji have started to become more inclusive over the years, but this is the first time a person wearing a headscarf has been included. Hooray for emoji diversity!

7. Breast-feeding

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Good news for new mums: There's now a symbol for breastfeeding. This emoji is an encouraging sign that society's attitude toward public breastfeeding is evolving.

6. Mermaid

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Mermaids have captivated our imagination for centuries, and emoji are finally catching up. This Ariel-like emoji is not only cute, it's incredibly detailed (look at her scaly tail and highlighted hair!). Plus, this mermaid has is as close as we're going to get to a redhead, which is a hair colour that's been missing since an update in 2015.

5. T-Rex

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The T-Rex is hands-down the coolest dinosaur, making it one of the coolest new emoji. Use this to frighten your enemies or remind your friends that they shouldn't mess with you.

4. I Love You Hand Sign

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This sign-language symbol for 'I love you' is not only heart-warming, it's useful. It will save you from typing out those eight letters, and it gives you a nice alternative to sending hearts and hug emojis to your loved ones. Hopefully this is the first of many ASL symbols added to emoji.

3. Orange Heart

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Syracuse fans have been in need of an orange heart for years. While we've made do with the orange fruit emoji, an orange heart is about to take our fandom to the next level.

2. Pretzel

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Pretzels are delicious, yet highly underrated in the snack food community. Plus, this appears to be a hot pretzel, which is even better. Thank goodness this salty snack is finally getting the appreciation it deserves.

1. Face With Monocle

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When I first checked out the new emojis back in March, the pretzel came in at No. 1. But now that I actually have the new characters on my phone, I'm revising my ranking to put monocle man in first place. I'm not sure how much I'll use this little guy, but he sure is cute.

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