Predictive Emoji Not Working in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad? Tips to Fix It

If the predictive emoji keyboard is not working at all in iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, follow these simple steps to resolve the problem.

Messages app in iOS 10 has been revamped to offer a top-notch messaging experience. The app has taken emoji to an altogether new level in order to let you express your different feelings in style. Boy, you have to try it to believe how smart it has become!

The predictive QuickType keyboard now suggests emojis as well apart from the regular words. As for instance, if you type car, you will see a car emoji. One very important thing you need to keep in mind is that emoji will show up only when a word has a corresponding emoji. For example, if you type happy, you will see a smiley face.

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Predictive Emoji Not Working in iOS 10 on iPhone

Moreover, you can send three times bigger emojis. Personally, I have been painting the town red by getting the best out of this excellent feature.

Unfortunately, some of the users have reported that predictive emoji is not working on iPhone running iOS 10. There are a few tricks that have worked in resolving this issue. Give them a go if you have run into the same problem!

How to Fix Predictive Emoji in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

Turn Off/On Predictive Keyboard

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You need to make sure Predictive keyboard is turned on in Settings. If it’s already on and you are still getting no emoji recommendations, then you have to turn off the Predictive keyboard and then turn it back on after a few minutes.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Tap on Keyboard.
Tap on Keyboard in iPhone Settings

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Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Predictive.

Turn Off Predictive Keyboard in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #4. Turn on the switch after a few minutes.

Step #5. Now, hold the Home button and sleep/wake button for about ten seconds to reboot your device.

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It should fix the problem.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary

If the above-mentioned trick has failed to resolve the issue, you need to reset the keyboard dictionary.

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Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Tap on Reset in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary. → Enter your iPhone passcode → Tap on Reset Dictionary.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #5. Now, you need to go back and tap on Settings → General → Keyboard → Keyboards.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10Keyboard Settings in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #6. Tap on Edit from the top right corner.

Tap on Edit in Keyboard Settings on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on the red button and then tap on Delete button.

Delete Emoji Keyboard from iPhone

Step #8. Next, you have to re-add the Emoji keyboard. Simply tap on the Add New Keyboard.

Tap on Add New Keyboard in iPhone Settings

Step #9. Search the Emoji keyboard and select it.

Add Emoji Keyboard to iPhone

Step #10. Exit the Settings.

Step #11. Now, you need to reboot your iPhone. Once the device has booted up, open the Messages and try to type a word like Happy to check if the issue has been fixed or not.

It should be resolved.

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