Here’s how to stop Emojis from replacing words in Messages

With the arrival of iOS 10, the emojis have been taken to a whole new level in order to be more useful and relevant to iPhone users. Now, when you type a word in messages, the predictive QuickType keyboard will suggest the emoji that goes along with the word. For instance, when you type “happy”, you should see a smiley face. But in fact, a number of users don’t wish to insert the emoji in place of the typed word, they just wish to have the emoji show up next to the word. The good news is that you can definitely include emojis in your messages without launching the emoji keyboard and replacing the typed word with just a press on the space bar.  The emoji will be available in your predictive QuickType keyboard and you can choose to let the emoji be added after the word for it. And here’s how you can stop Emojis from replacing words in the Messages app.

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Before getting started, you must have Predictive text enabled. In case, you don’t want to you the feature, you can disable it by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on General > Keyboard.

Step 3: Flip the switch for Predictive to the OFF position.

Now, just go through these steps to prevent emojis from replacing words.

Step 1: Launch the Messages app.

Step 2: Go to a conversation, and type in the word you would like to use. If there is an emoji matching it, you should see it show up under the text field, along with other suggestions.

  • If you type the word and tap on the emoji, it will automatically replace the word.
  • If you type the word and press the space bar, then tap on the emoji, it will show up beside the word.

That’s all about how to stop Emojis from replacing words in Messages. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.

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