Search Emoji on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

Edited by Jay

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Who hasn't, at one point or another, spent an excessive amount of time searching for a specific emoji? The larger the emoji library becomes, the more time it takes to find those one-offs. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 added a much-needed search box specifically for finding emoji.

Although a simple feature overall, its contribution to improving the iPhone/iPad experience is inadmissible. What's best, search results begin to populate the moment text gets entered into the search box. Like most search tools these days, iOS 14's emoji search feature doesn't require the full word/name to list results. This undoubtedly reduces swiping time when fumbling for that hard-to-find emoji.

In this Visi tutorial, we'll show how to use the emoji search box when writing text with an iPhone or iPad.

For this article, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 14.

Search For Emoji on iPhone in iOS 14

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For the following steps, we used iMessage to access the keyboard. The emoji search box is accessible any time your device's keyboard gets launched.

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    Tap the Messages shortcut
    Again, this works the same whenever you use the keyboard, not just for messages.
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    Tap the new message icon in the upper-right corner.
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    With the keyboard open, tap the emoji icon (between the microphone and numbers keys).
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    Tap anywhere inside the emoji search box to activate the cursor.
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    Enter the name or a descriptive word if you don't know the exact name of the emoji you're searching for.
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    Often, there are too many results to display in a single row, swipe right-to-left to view all the search results.
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    Save even more time by typing only the beginning of the emoji name.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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