How to prevent Emoji from replacing words in Messages

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iOS 10 has added a new replacement and predictive system that replaces words and phrases with emoji characters. This may come in handy, as it eliminates the need to look for a relevant emoji and add it to your text field. However, not everyone is thrilled with their key words or phrases getting replaced automatically.


Fortunately, there is an option that allows you to turn off this feature, thereby preventing emoji from replacing words in Messages. In this tutorial, we will show you tips to prevent emoji from replacing words in Messages

Steps to prevent emoji from replacing words in Messages

Before we begin, make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 10 or later. Otherwise, update your device first.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your phone’s home screen. Scroll down and tap on General

Step two: Select Keyboard. After that, tap on Predictive and toggle off the switch to turn off the feature

Step three: Once you are done, exit the Settings app and launch the Messages app on your iPhone.

Step four: Once you are in, navigate to the person you want to chat with, or create a conversation in which you want to send your messages with emoji characters. Now, type a word connected to an emoji and you will see its related emoji show up below the text box.

Step five: If you tap that emoji, it will replace your word. If you want to add the emoji after the word, all you have to do now is to tap the space bar, then tap the emoji. Once you are done, the emoji will show up next to the word.

Also read: Here is how to use the Diverse Emoji Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

The Messages app in iOS 10 has received a slew of new exciting features that make your communication even easier and quicker. You can check out our article here to make sure that you won’t miss anything new in iOS 10 Messages app.

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