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Apple introduced Memoji Stickers as a part of the iOS 13 software update. These stickers might be a great way to make your conversations more engaging in iMessage and other messaging applications, but some iPhone and iPad users probably don’t really use them as much as some other enthusiasts do. There have even been some users who have been quite annoyed about how these new stickers took up half of the “Frequently Used” emojis section, and for a while there wasn’t really a way to disable them.
Now there’s an option available in settings that allows users to hide and disable Memoji stickers from the keyboard if they want to on iPhone and iPad.
As the name suggests, the frequently used section houses all the emojis that you’ve used the most for quick access. This means, you don’t really have to scroll through hundreds of them to find that one emoji you like every single time you try to send it to someone on any messaging platform.
If you’re one of those users who want to just get rid of Memoji Stickers from the keyboard, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll be discussing how you can hide these Memoji stickers from the onscreen keyboard of your iPhone and iPad.
How to Disable Memoji Stickers on iPhone & iPad
Here’s how you can hide Memoji Stickers from the keyboard in iOS and iPadOS:
- Open “Settings” app from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
- In the Settings menu, tap on “General”.
- Now, you need to go to the Keyboard settings. Simply scroll down and tap on “Keyboard” as shown in the screenshot below.
- Here, scroll all the way down and you’ll see the option to disable Memoji Stickers. Simply tap the toggle once to hide these stickers from your stock iOS keyboard.
- If you open up the emoji keyboard on your iPhone or iPad now, you’ll notice all your frequently used emojis located just where it used to be in iOS 12.
That’s pretty much all you need to do in order to hide these annoying stickers from your keyboard.
This setting is mostly for the people who either don’t use the Memoji Stickers ability or straight up dislike this feature and want to keep it disabled permanently. Some may not like it because it took half of your keyboard too, which can be frustrating sometimes particularly if you don’t use the feature often. However, if you just want to hide it temporarily, you could simply swipe those Memoji Stickers on your keyboard to the left and it’d be saved the next time you open up the keyboard. This makes Memoji Stickers accessible whenever you want to use it with a simple swipe and you wouldn’t have to go to Settings every time you want to re-enable it.
Note if you don’t find this feature available it’s likely because you’re on an outdated iOS or iPadOS release, as this capability was introduced in iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. Thus you’d need to update your device to be able to hide Memoji Stickers.
Apple gives users a lot of control over Memoji Stickers with the introduction of this capability. If you choose to hide Memoji Stickers, you don’t have to worry about a part of your favorite emojis being hidden in the second page. You’ll have complete access to your frequently used emojis in the front page of the emoji keyboard, just like you used to in previous versions of iOS.