How to Remove Emoji Button From iPhone and iPad Keyboard

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Not everyone loves emojis, even if they’re used every day to inject emotion and humor into conversations. Currently, it isn’t possible to remove the emoji button from your iPhone or iPad keyboard without removing the whole emoji keyboard, ultimately disabling emoji on your device.

But you may still want to remove the emoji button. Some of the reasons you may want to remove the emoji button include if you find yourself hitting the emoji button accidentally or if it irritates you. Maybe you never even use it. Disabling it from your keyboard may be a relief if you don’t want to use it anymore.

What Happens When You Remove the Emoji Button?

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Whatever your reason is for wanting to get rid of the emoji button, there’s a consequence for this. By removing the emoji button, you won’t be able to access the it again, as it turns off emojis until you re-enable it.

Even if you disable the feature, you can still gain access back by reversing the settings on your device if you wish to use it sometime in the future.

If you do remove the feature, you can still see emojis sent through messages from those in your contact list, as the iPhone or iPad will still render and display emojis.

How to Remove Emoji Button on iPhone and iPad

To do this you’ll need to disable and remove the emoji keyboard using the steps below:

1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings.

2. Go to “General -> Keyboard.”

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3. Tap Keyboard.

4. In the corner of the keyboard settings, tap Edit.

5. Tap the minus (-) button near “Emoji.”

6. Tap Delete. This removes the emoji button from the iPhone or iPad keyboard.

7. Tap Done (or exit Settings).

Once you follow the steps above you can open any app on your iPhone or iPad that displays a keyboard, for example Notes or Messages, and find the emoji button is gone.

How to Restore the Emoji Button

If you wish to get the emoji button and keyboard back or if you disable it accidentally, you can restore it easily using the steps below:

1. Go to Settings.

2. Tap “General -> Keyboard.”

3. Select Keyboards.

4. Choose “Add New Keyboard.”

5. Tap Emoji to add the button back to the keyboard.

Note: the changes can be reversed or adjusted at any time.

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Image Credits: Apple

Elsie Biage
Elsie Biage

My passion has always been to share every bit of useful information I find on tech, with the ultimate goal of helping people solve a problem.

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