I have always loved using the stock predictive keyboard called QuickType on my iPhone or iPad. Being very smart and contextually aware of the conversation, this advanced keyboard suggests answers to common questions. Better still, based on the way you communicate, it models itself accordingly to predict the fitting words or answers thereby becoming highly user-friendly.

With iOS 10, the QuickType keyboard has become a lot smarter. Guess what? It can even suggest emojis. Whenever you type certain words like Happy, Car, Love, you will see the emoji suggestion in your predictive text bar. Want to try out how it works? Let’s dive ahead!

How to use Emoji suggestions with QuickType keyboard in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

How to use Emoji suggestions with QuickType keyboard in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open any app and bring up the keyboard. In this test, I am going to open the revamped Messages app.

Step #2. Now, you need to start typing.

Step #3. QuickType will start suggesting words and emojis.

QuickType will start suggesting words and emojis

You need to tap on the emoji which you wish to insert into your text.

How to insert special characters and symbols in iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad

  • You can include special characters and symbols with your text. There are a lot of options like extended punctuation, special symbols, accented (diacritic) characters, and ligatures.
  • Letters consist of eszett, Special symbols include degree, en dash, em dash, bullet, Euros, Pounds, Yen, and Won. Punctuation consist of ellipses, carets etc. Accents consist of acute, grave, circumflex, caron/wedge, double acute and double grave, dots and rings consist of umlaut and over ring, strokes include macrons, overlays include crossbars and slashes curves consist of breve and tilde, and subscript curls include cedilla.

Step #1. Open any app like Note on your iPhone>bring up keyboard.

Open Note on your iPhone, and bring up keyboard

Step #2. Next, you will have to tap and hold the letter or symbol which consists of the special character you wish to access.

Tap and hold the letter which consists of the special character

Step #3. Now, you need to wait for the popup selector to show up.

Popup selector to show up

Step #4. Next, you will need to select the special character or symbol you wish to insert.

Select the special character or symbol you wish to insert

List of special characters and symbols available in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

There are a lot of special characters and symbols which are supported on the stock English language keyboard.

  • c: ç ć č
  • n: ñ ń
  • 0: °
  • -: – — •\
  • /: \
  • o: ô ö ò ó œ ø ō õ
  • a: à á â ä æ ã å ā
  • s: ß ś š
  • l: ł
  • z: ž ź ż
  • $: € £ ¥ ₩ ₽
  • &: §
  • “: ” ” „ » «
  • .: …
  • ?: ¿
  • !: ¡
  • ‘: ‘ ‘ `
  • %: ‰
  • e: è é ê ë ē ė ę
  • y: ÿ
  • u: û ü ù ú ū
  • i: î ï í ī į ì

That’s it! Now, enjoy using the QuickType keyboard. If you have any feedback with regards to its functionality, do let us know that in the comments below or on Facebook,Twitter, and Google Plus.