There are many shortcuts to texting in iOS. With some default features that Apple has implemented, it makes texting more convenience and time-saving.
For example, we now have word suggestion. While you type, there is an extra bar on top of your keyboard. It learns your context and suggests three appropriate words that you might type next.
We also have other features such as:
- Character Preview
- “.” Shortcut
With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduces another one called Predictive Emoji. Just like the traditional Predictive feature, when you use iMessage on iOS 10, it will now suggest emoji as regular words.
A good way to put it will be:
As you can see, iOS 10 learn what you want to type next and suggest it to you in the form of corresponding emoji.
Unfortunately, many of us are still using iOS 9, specifically, jailbroken iOS 9. If that’s the case, there is a new jailbreak tweak that can help you get this Emoji prediction feature on older firmware.
iOS 10-like emoji predictions tweak
EmojiSuggest can now add emojis to the prediction bar in iOS 9 (just like in iOS 10). Not only that but this tweak can also predict “nearly 700 words with support for basic plurals”.
The rest as followed:
- Contains an option to replace the word typed or simply add the emoji
- Compatible with MorePredict and PredictionShortcuts
If you like the new Emoji Prediction from iOS 10 but doesn’t want to take the risk of updating your firmware EmojiSuggest is a great alternative.
How to Install it:
- Launch Cydia and reload your sources
- Go to the BigBoss repo
- Install EmojiSuggest
- Go to Settings and enable it
You can start using the tweak right away upon activation.
To find out if it’s working or not, open iMessage and compose a text. If the prediction bar is showing both suggestive words and emojis then you know the tweak is legit.