You have come to the right place, in case you are wondering as to why the Emoji icon is missing from Apple Keyboard on your iPhone. You will find below the steps to get back the Emoji icon on the Apple Keyboard of your iPhone or iPad.
Missing Emoji Icon on Apple Keyboard
The recent iOS 10 update has provided iPhone users with the ability to replace words in Messages with Emojis representing the meaning of those words.
However, some users who were really excited to try out this new feature were disappointed to find that the Emoji icon was missing from the Keyboard of their iPhone.
This problem usually occurs when you switch back to the default Keyboard after using Gboard or any other Third Party Keyboards.
Luckily, it is really easy to fix this problem and get back the Emoji icon on the Apple Keyboard of your iPhone or iPad.
Fix Missing Emoji Icon on Apple Keyboard
Whatever might be the reasons for the missing Emoji icon on the Apple Keyboard of your iPhone, the good news is that you can easily get back the missing Emoji Icon on the Apple Keyboard of your iPhone and iPad.
For this you will simply need to re-install the Emoji keyboard on your iPhone by following the steps below.
1. From the Home Screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings.
2. Next, tap on General.
3. On the next screen, tap on Keyboard (See image below)
4. On the Keyboards screen, tap on Keyboards.
5. Next, tap on Add New Keyboard.
6. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on Emoji.
Once you tap on Emoji, the Emoji Keyboard will be installed on your iPhone and you will find the Emoji icon back on the default Apple Keyboard of your iPhone.