🥇 How to get the emoji keyboard back on your iPhone

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Emojis are everywhere. We use it every day to add humor and emotion to our conversations. You have successfully changed the way we talk to each other digitally. That’s why it can be so annoying when emojis are gone from your device!

We feel your pain here at AppleToolBox. This post will tell you exactly how to restore the emoji keyboard on your iPhone.

Pro tip: The steps for your iPad are all the same!

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There are many reasons why the emoji keyboard may no longer exist on your iPhone

A software update may have changed some settings, an error in iOS can cause problems, or the keyboard was accidentally deleted.

Whatever the reason, it shouldn’t take long for normal to be restored. The process is described below, from the simplest solution to a complete reset.

Follow this post and you will be sure that your emojis will be available again in no time.

How to get the emoji keyboard back on your iPhone

First, make sure the emoji keyboard has been added to your iPhone settings. This is the most likely cause of the problem. Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Go to Settings> General> Keyboard
  2. Keyboards> Add New Keyboard …
  3. Search and select emoji

How to add the emoji keyboard to your iPhone

Remove the emoji keyboard and add it again

If the emoji keyboard has already been added to your settings, remove it and add it again. To do this, return to keyboards Side and slide the emoji Left option.

Delete the emoji keyboard

  1. Start the the settings > General
  2. tap keyboard> keyboards,
  3. Swipe left emoji
  4. tap Clear

A red delete button will appear. Once deleted, restart your iPhone.

Then follow this process to add the emoji keyboard again

  1. Go to the settings > General > keyboard
  2. tap Add a new keyboard
  3. Choose emoji

What to do if you can’t add the emoji keyboard back?

If the steps haven’t worked so far, try the troubleshooting tips below. There appears to be a problem in your software that is causing the problem.

Update your operating software

The emoji keyboard has been around for years, so it shouldn’t make much difference which version of iOS is running on your iPhone.

However, if these grinning yellow faces are still missing on your iPhone, you should make sure that you are up to date.

We run the latest software here at Apple ToolBox and have found that upgrading solves many problems, including no emojis!

Check under if you are up to date with the latest iOS Settings> General> Software update.

Reset the iPhone software

If you still don’t have emojis, you can reset your iPhone software. There are two ways to do this, which we will explain below.

It is highly recommended that you First make a backup copy of your iPhone,

  1. Go to Settings> General> Reset
  2. Choose one of the two options:
    1. Reset all settings
    2. Clear all content and settings

Reset all settings
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This option keeps all apps, photos, videos, etc. on your iPhone and resets the settings to the default settings.

It’s best to try it first, as it won’t delete any of your content.

Clear all content and settings

This second option removes everything from your device and resets it to the factory settings.

It’s a safe way to reload the emoji keyboard on your iPhone, but you’ll need to restore it from a backup afterwards.

Reset the iPhone software

That is all you need to know. Let us know in the comments below if this post has helped you and share it with others who may be struggling through life without their emojis.

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