The Frequently Used section in the iPhone's emoji keyboard is a strange place, to say the least. Despite its name, the section contains frequently used emojis as well as recently used emojis and may contain emojis that you have never touched. And let's not even talk about his strange way of organizing emojis. If you are tired of seeing strange emojis there, there is a way to reset what appears there.
You may have used a terrible emoji once and never want to use it anymore. You may also want to leave no evidence for the recent iMessage emoji discussion. Maybe you just want a fresh start. If you are not satisfied with the emojis in the section (Frequently Used ), you can reset them to the standard Apple recommendations for the emoji keyboard.
There is no way to get rid of Frequently Used section at least no official means. There could be a jailbreak tweak for it, but it's not worth the trouble or security issues that jailbreak brings.
Resetting Frequent Emojis Also Resets Stored Text
Before going into it's good to mention that resetting the frequency list for emojis will also reset the keyboard's dictionary settings. That means predictive text.
When you type in a word, Apple may automatically correct it for something else, but you can tap on the change to bring it back to what you really wanted. Each time you reject a predicted word, that custom word is saved in the dictionary so it will not be automatically corrected next time.
Be forewarned: Reset the section Frequently Used in the dialog box The Emoji keyboard will also reset your saved custom words. Therefore, you must re-teach your keyboard to properly use words that are not in the dictionary (such as slang or curse words). In addition, predictive emojis may disappear for a while after resetting the dictionary. If you continue to use emojis, this feature will be restored.
If you follow the instructions below, you will not reset any custom abbreviations for the word (for example, Text Replacements ), nor will you affect third party keyboards like Gboard – this only applies to the common keyboards from Apple.
To delete the most recently used and frequently used emojis
To do this, you need to reset the dictionary for the Apple keyboards. Open the Settings app, go to General, tap Reset, and then click Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Enter your passcode and tap "Reset Dictionary" to clear any custom words you have saved for the keyboard and reset the dictionary to factory settings.
Below is the difference between a keyboard with current and frequently used text emojis (left) and one with standard emojis (right). Yours will look like a prefilled emoji character in the end.
Now if you're using an emoji, it will show up in the upper left corner. If you use another, it takes its place and pushes the first vertically down. With each new copy, the older ones are always pressed down vertically until they start again in the top row in the next row, but then press them again.
However, this is not always the case, and some emojis persist on the left side, while new ones appear in the middle. If you use an emoji more than once, it tends to stay on the left side of the section, provided you want quicker access to those that you use more than others.