General Prediction bar not displaying emojis

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by westislander, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. westislander, Sep 20, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2018

    westislander macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec Canada
    Is anyone else encountering the same issue on iOS 12. Emojis aren't coming up in the prediction bar.
    I'm seeing the same issue on an iPhone 8 Plus (Clean install) and an iPhone 7 Plus (OTA). Previously, both were on 11.4.1 and this feature was working.


    If I switch to the emoji keyboard, the word turns orange and when I tap on it, it's replaced by it's emoji equivalent but it's a pain if I have to do this each time.

    Did they possibly remove the feature?

    I followed steps posted in an iOS 11 thread that worked for some but I had no luck.
    Basically it was toggling off and back on prediction in keyboard settings and/or force restarting the device.
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    Mine still suggests emoji replacements for words just like 11.4.1
  3. westislander thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec Canada
    I followed the instructions in the link below and their now coming up in the prediction bar.

    Basically, go into Messages for example.
    1. Pull up the emoji keyboard
    2. Select several random emojis then delete them,
    3. Go back to the regular keyboard and type something that will suggest an emoji in the prediction bar like smile

    That did the trick for me.

    As the article states, you may have to repeat the same steps for apps that you can bring up the emoji keyboard like Message, WhatsApp, FB Messenger and so. That was my experience at least.
  4. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Took a few tries to get it to work, but it eventually did. Thanks for the link!

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