In iOS 10, Apple has taken emoji to a whole new level by introducing an all-new replacement and predictive system that automatically replace key words with relevant emoji characters. With iOS 10.2 update, Apple adds more than 70 new emoji characters, while redesigning a lot of old ones. Accordingly, we now have a number of animal emoji characters like Duck, Fox Squid and more. There is also a new clown face and an overhauled wolf face.
iOS 10 offers multiple ways to use emoji. If you are not a particular tech savvy, tons of emoji characters and how to use may be a little confusing. With that in mind, in this guide, we will show you how to use emoji on iPhone and iPad. Here we go
How to use emoji on iPhone and iPad
In reality, any app with keyboard can access emoji. However, we are going to use the Messages app to show you how they work on your iPhone and iPad
Step one: First off, you need to open the app you wish to use with emoji. We are going to take the Messages app as an example
Step two: Once you are in the Messages app, all you need to do is to tap the input field to bring up the keyboard
Step three: Next up, all you have to do is to tap on the Globe icon located next to the Keyboard key. Once you are done, you simply swipe left or right to browse all the emoji
Step four: Locate the emoji you wish to use and select the version you want to use. This depends on emoji you select, so you can actually skip this step
How to disable emoji on iPhone and iPad
There are times when you find the emoji keyboard annoying. Luckily, you can easily disable on your iPhone and iPad. Here is how you can do this
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are in, scroll down to General and tap on it
Step two: You are now supposed to tap Keyboard and tap Keyboards to proceed
Step three: Once you are inside the Keyboards section, you will see the emoji keyboard and all you need to do now is to swipe left on it to reveal the Delete option. Tap on it to disable the emoji keyboard
If you change your mind, you can easily bring back the emoji keyboard by heading to Settings > General > Keyboard > Add New Keyboard > Emoji.
With iOS10, Apple is making emoji more fun than ever with bigger emoji or emoji suggestion, so make sure that you check them out and don’t forget to share with us how they work for you in the comments section below.