Emoji and stickers, what am I doing wrong?

iOS and iPadOS

Hi all. When I send my boyfriend a text, he doesn't have Imessage, I usually would get the normal emoji. the ;) the :) etc. For some reason, when I click emoji, and it's on the currently used category or whatever it says, it sends him stickers. Which, when you read back, the emoji stickers have this weird number. something like 265030 unicorn face blowing a kiss attachment. So how can I get the normal ones back? Maybe I hit something but, it's sort of odd.



Submitted by Yvonnezed on Friday, November 1, 2019

I think, and I'll have to check this, that you can turn them off in the messages app. Even if you can't, you can tell the difference between stickers and emojis because the emojis have a number after them, e.g. "grinning face with normal eyes, 1". The normal ones are still there, there are just a couple of columns of stickers to the left of them.

Hmm, did this make any sense at all?

Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, November 1, 2019

First no coffee, so running on empty. Seriously though, I remember the numbered emoji. What i don't understand is how, when i hit the most used, it goes right too stickers. I didn't think i turned them on. i'll just have to keep sending him messages until he either kills me or says I got it right again. Thanks for your help.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Friday, November 1, 2019

If he has an earlier iOS might affect it. There are some that you have to select and make changes. In imogy I selected unicorn, I had to select smile. The stickers also are in hidden. Check to see if your apps are hidden and open them to select stickers. If he loves you he will not say anything. He should be glad to hear from you anytime.

Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, November 1, 2019

To the person who said the stickers are on the left of the screen, you are correct. Thank you. I liked them at the far left corner, not where they are now. As for Holgger, he does not use IOS. Silly boy will get another iPhone if he knows what's good for him. Yes, he loves me. I think as English is your second language, maybe you didn't pick up on my sarcastic and teasing tone about that comment. I mean absolutely no offense at all. Thanks for all the help. By the way, my apps are hidden seeing as again, he does not use IOS.

Submitted by Dawn πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦― on Friday, November 1, 2019

Don't use messages, but if I'm trying 2 figure stuff out,my log-suffering parents are usually my genuenia pigs! lol
They use Ios. 2, so it works. I alwams give them a heads-up before I start trying 2 do stuff if I can.

Submitted by Fenrir on Friday, November 1, 2019

Hi! You can hide stickers permanently from Messages:

- open one of your conversation in the Message app: any will do;
- double tap on app if it is hidden to make it appear;
- double tap on More on tthe top bottom of the screen;
- you now should be able to hide Memoji stickers from there.

Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, November 1, 2019

Hi. I'll try that thank you. However I have an iPhone8+ so i'll still figure it out.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Friday, November 1, 2019

In reply to by Siobhan

It's no surprise you don't remember turning them on, since you didn't, ☺️. It seems to be a new thing in iOS 13.

Another suggestion I'd make is that, if you use a handful of emojis a lot, give them text replacement shortcuts so you can type them whenever you want to without opening the emoji keyboard at all.. Saves a heck of a lot of time for me.