how to tell which country's flag it is in the list of flag emojis?

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    how to tell which country's flag it is in the list of flag emojis?

    on my Samsung Note5 phone, I just hover over the flag emojis and it tells me which country that flag belongs to..

    on my iPhone 7 and SE, there's no way to tell.. (other than the more familiar countries, of course)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should learn the flags.
    It's general knowledge.
    As far as I know you can't hover over with iOS currently to tell you what nation it is.
     
  3. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    sounds like a challenge!

    just counted.. the emojis contain 255 flags... There's
    no way that I'll learn all of them? :)

    what's that first one that looks completely white? :)
    Was that the World War II era French flag? :D :D :D
     
  4. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Go into iMessages, put the flag into a message. Don't send it. Hold down your finger over the flag until options show up, press select. Then as new options come up select look up. Then you can select search web. (More options may be available after you select look up, I do not have Siri or spotlight search activated).
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  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D
    255 is a lot but it's a good start to start learning the most popular ones.
     
  6. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    holy cow! your advice worked like a charm!

    THANKS! :)
     
  7. rugmankc Contributor

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    Je n'apprécie que
     
  8. macTW, Jan 25, 2017
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    Here's the easiest solution if you're looking for a specific flag:

    In iMessage, type the counter name. Then switch to the emoji keyboard. Notice how the country name is now golden and wavey. Tap on it, and the flag will replace the name.
     
  9. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Really???

    Without looking it up, how many here can name this flag's nation?
     
  10. Septembersrain Contributor

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    .... I can't.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sweden? :D
     
  12. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Close. Why are so many flags in the same style with different colors and extra lines!?!

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for proving my point :p
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    Probably because the countries those flags represent are in many cases closely related historically and culturally? :)
     
  15. wassup121 macrumors regular

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    They're in alphabetical order if that helps. Also agreed with the comment of typing in the country name and messages will auto-emoji it for you in the predictive text area
     

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