The quickest way to use emoji on the iPhone or iPad
Use a lot of emoji? Here's the quickest way to access the ones you want!

There are few more expressive and fun ways to communicate with someone than using emoji. The fun little pictograms are everywhere, and it seems every update to iOS Apple sends out more emoji are always included. There are so many emoji on your iPhone and iPad that finding the right ones can be a little bit of a pain.

The good news is there's a better way to find the emoji you really want to use! Here are the two quickest ways to use emoji on your iPhone and iPad.


How to use QuickType Keyboard emoji suggestions

If you use the QuickType Keyboard, you'll not only get word suggestions but emoji suggestions as well based on what you type. Here's how it works.

  1. Type a word that has an emoji associated with it.
  2. Tap the emoji you want to use.

    QuickType emoji suggestions showing the steps to type a word, then tap the emoji that appears in QuickType

Pro tip: If you don't want the emoji to take the place of the word, put a space before you tap the emoji suggestion you want

How quickly scroll through all emojis on iPhone and iPad

If you don't know what word is associated with a certain emoji you can always quickly scroll through the entire library of emojis with a couple of taps.

  1. Tap the emoji picker from your iPhone or iPad keyboard. It's in the bottom-left.
  2. Swipe to the left or right to find the emoji you want to use.
  3. Tap the emoji to insert it into the field.

    Selecting Emoji on iPhone showing the steps to tap the emoji picker and then swipe left or right to pick the emoji you want


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