How to Enable and Use QuickType in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

QuickType predictive keyboard has enormously improved in iOS 10. Follow this complete guide to use it perfectly on your iPhone or iPad.

QuickType predictive keyboard is very helpful for typing. As per the context, it suggests you words and perfectly models itself in accordance with your conversation style. What’s more; it has got a lot better in iOS 10.

The predictive keyboard now suggests emojis as well in accordance with what you are typing. If you are fond of using funny emojis with your message, it’s going to rev up your messaging experience big time. Let’s give it a try!

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How to Use QuickType in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

How to Enable and Use QuickType in iOS 10 iPhone or iPad

Enabling QuickType in iOS 10 iPhone or iPad

Generally, Predictive keyboard is enabled by default. But if it’s not turned on, you can enable it easily.

Step #1. Launch app and get started with the keyboard as usual.

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Step #2. Tap and hold on the emoji icon from the bottom left of the keyboard. (If you have enabled multiple keyboards on your device, you will have to tap on hold on the globe icon.)

Tap on Globe Icon on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #3. Now, toggle on Predictive toggle.

Enable Predictive to Turn On QuickType in iOS 10

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You can enable Predictive keyboard from Settings app as well.

Step #1. Go to Settings → Keyboard.

Tap on Settings Then Keyboard in iOS 10

Step #2. Make sure that Predictive switch is enabled.

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Turn On Predictive Keyboard in iOS 10

How to Use QuickType Keyboard in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open any app and bring up the keyboard. In this test, we will use Messages app.

Step #2. Now, type anything you want. You will see the suggested words in the prediction bar.

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You need to tap on the word in the QuickType bar which you want to add to your message.

Use QuickType in iOS 10 on iPhone

How to Use Emoji Suggestions with QuickType Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

With iOS 10, the predictive keyboard suggests not just words but also emojis.

Step #1. Open any app and bring up the keyboard. In this test, we are going to launch Messages app.

Step #2. Tap on the iMessage text field and then start typing any message. The keyboard will begin to suggest you words and emojis.

Use Emoji in Messages in iOS 10

Step #3. Just tap on the emoji you wish to add.

Use Emoji Instead of Words in iOS 10

How to Turn Off QuickType keyboard on your iPhone or iPad

No longer like the QuickType keyboard? You can disable it with ease.

Step #1. Launch any app and get on with the keyboard.

Step #2. Tap and hold on the emoji icon from the bottom left of the keyboard. (If you have enabled a number of keyboards, you need to tap and hold on the globe icon.)

Step #3. Now, you need to toggle off Predictive toggle.

Turn Off Predictive to Disable QuickType in iOS 10

How to Insert Special Characters and Symbols on your iPhone or iPad

The stock keyboard on iOS device contains a lot of special characters and symbols like accented (diacritic) characters, ligatures, extended punctuation, and special symbols.

Check out the complete guide as to insert special characters and symbols.

That’s it!

Now, use these tips to get the best out of QuickType on your iPhone. Do you have anything to say? We would be glad to have your feedback in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to give it a try to our app on your iDevice.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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