Heart emoji shows up small & black

mpavilion

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 4, 2014
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SFV, CA, USA
A month or so back, the ❤ emoji on my phone started showing up like this whenever I select it: ♥.

The symbol in the emoji menu is still big and red; but when I trigger it (add to text), it appears black and smallish. The reason I was able to type the regular red heart above is because I'm on my iPad. It won't work on my iPhone.

Now here's the kicker: I happened to switch to a new phone last week, and it's still happening on the new phone! (I restored iCloud backup from my previous phone.) Do I have to wipe / set up as new just to fix this weird little problem, lol?
 

ZEEN0j

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Sep 29, 2014
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I have this issue on my Mac. On my iPhone it appears normal. No idea what caused it.
 

mpavilion

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 4, 2014
960
562
SFV, CA, USA
Guess what? I just fixed it: ❤ (typing from my phone)

I realized that the heart emoji in my "Frequently Used" section (which is where I always trigger it from) didn't even quite look like the "real" emoji... it's red, but sort of darker and shaded, without the white highlights at the top. So I found the "real" emoji deep in the menu itself, and it worked like always. Now both versions show up in my Recents section.

Then I dug deeper and found how the "Heart of Darkness" got there in the first place... it's a different emoji, from deeper in the Symbols section – the group with the playing-card suits (see pic).
 

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Guess what? I just fixed it: ❤ (typing from my phone)

I realized that the heart emoji in my "Frequently Used" section (which is where I always trigger it from) didn't even quite look like the "real" emoji... it's red, but sort of darker and shaded, without the white highlights at the top. So I found the "real" emoji deep in the menu itself, and it worked like always. Now both versions show up in my Recents section.

Then I dug deeper and found how the "Heart of Darkness" got there in the first place... it's a different emoji, from deeper in the Symbols section – the group with the playing-card suits (see pic).
One of them's a 'Card Heart' and the other's just a 'Heart'.
 
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