Adding emojis to your messages without using emoji keyboard? Check out how you do it

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iOS 10 is making it much simpler and easier to for users communicate with their friends using the Messages app thanks to a large number of emojis, stickers and apps. In reality, emojis are not new on iPhone or iPad, as we have been able to add them to our conversations for years. However, with iOS 10, Apple has taken emojis to a whole new level, allowing you to add emojis to your messages without even using emoji keyboard.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add emojis in Messages without opening emojis keyboard on your iPhone

How to add emojis to a text without using emoji keyboard

  1. How to turn on Predictive text

Before we get started, make sure that you have turned on Predictive text on your device. Otherwise, do it first before moving ahead

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your Home screen and tap General to proceed.

Step two: While you are in, select Keyboard and toggle on the switch next to “Predictive” to enable the feature.


  1. How to add emojis to a text without using emoji keyboard

Once you have turned on Predictive text from your Settings app, let’s proceed with step-by-step instructions to add emojis in your messages

Step one: The first thing you need to do is to open the Messages app and start a new message or use your existing messaging thread.

Step two: Next up, enter the word for emoji that you want to use in the input field. For example, every time you type in dancing, you will see the dancing woman that shows up in predictive text below.


Step three: Tap the dancing emoji before tapping the Spacebar if you want to replace the word dancing with the emoji.


Step four: Tap the Spacebar before tapping the dancing emoji if you want to add the dancing emoji next to the word dancing.


That’s it! From now on, you can find your appropriate emojis by tying in what it looks like in the input field. Emojis are a perfect way to spice up your conversation. With iOS 10, you now can send bigger emojis and even send more than three emojis to your messages.

  1. How to enable Emoji keyboard on iPhone

There are times when your emoji keyboard just does not show up. This means that you need to turn it on. To do this, you can use the steps below

Step one: Launch the Settings app and select General to proceed

Step two: Next up, while you are in, tap Keyboards. After that, select Add New Keyboard

Step three: Tap Emoji to activate emoji keyboard on your device.

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