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How to remove emojis on Android

carlos bradleyBy carlos bradley April 6, 2022July 30, 2022

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Los teléfonos con Android volvieron comunes a fines of the decade of 2000; también lo hicieron los emojis y, desde entonces, han tenido a significant impact in the form in which interactuamos. Dado que los emojis no son para todos, sería bueno si pudiera eliminarlos su su device Android.

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It is possible to eliminate emojis on Android by disabling the teclado Emoji, the Emoji app, the Emoji bar in Gboard or changing a new teclado sin emoji.

Hemos escrito esta guía para brindar información sobre los muchos métodos paso a paso para eliminar emojis de su su device Android. 

Table of contents

  1. Are emojis installed on Android?
  2. How to remove emojis on Android?
    • Método n.º 1: deshabilitar la tecla de cambio de emoji
    • Método n.º 2: borrar la memoria caché del teclado de Google
    • Método #3: deshabilitar la barra de emojis en GBoard
    • Método #4: cambiar a un nuevo teclado
  3. Eliminar Emoji Launcher en Android
  4. Resumen
  5. Preguntas frecuentes

¿Los emojis vienen instalados en Android?

For the most part, Emojis are already supported by Android’s keyboards, especially with preinstalled Gboard.

Like most people, you might be using Gboard as your primary keyboard on your phone.

With swipe-to-text functionality, you can search Gboard for an Emoji, monitor your most frequently used Emojis, add animated stickers to your chats, and utilize gifs and old-fashioned emoticons.

How to delete emojis on Android?

Emojis are part of your keyboard and their settings can be found in the keyboard layouts. Depending on the keyboard you’re using, you’ll need to access these settings differently.

Our step-by-step instructions will help you navigate these settings quickly and effortlessly. Now it’s time to find out the four methods to remove Emojis on Android.


Gboard debería ser el teclado predeterminado en los smart phones Android más recentes. The following methods may differ from one poco, pero todos basan in Stock Android.

Method #1: Disable Emoji Switch Key

In the first method, you will disable the Emoji switch key to hide Emojis. Follow these instructions:

  1. Go over to Android Settings (You can also access the Settings menu by holding down the comma [,] key while the virtual keyboard is visible).
  2. Tap on System and select Keyboards & Input from the available options.
  3. Next, search for Gboard and tap on it to access its Settings.
  4. Now choose Preferences and Toggle the Show emoji switch key to the Off position.

You will no longer be able to access Emojis with a dedicated key. To insert them into text again, you must press and hold the comma key.

Method #2: Clear Google Keyboard Cache

Clearing Gboard cache deletes emoji history and hides them until you use them again. To do this:

  1. Go to Google Keyboard  in Settings under Apps .
  2. Now tap on the Storage option .
  3. Finally, tap Clear Data and Clear Cache simultaneously .


You can also clear the caches of your social apps to hide Emojis there. Also, if you are using an alternate keyboard , clear its cache as well.

Method #3: Disable Emoji Bar on GBoard

Un moyen rapide de supprimer des Emojis consiste à désactiver la barre Emoji sur Gboard. Vous pouvez le faire de la manière suivante.

  1. Ouvrez une discussion sur n’importe quelle application de messagerie et localisez la barre Emoji .
  2. Balayez vers la gauche sur la barre emoji une fois que vous avez commencé à taper pour afficher le menu emoji.
  3. Sélectionnez la barre de suppression pour accéder aux paramètres.
  4. Enfin, désactivez les paramètres pour supprimer la barre d’accès rapide Emoji en haut de votre Gboard.

Méthode #4 : Basculer vers un nouveau clavier

Si vous ne pouvez pas supprimer ou masquer les Emojis sur Gboard, utilisez un autre clavier.

  1. Go to the Play Store, download and install the keyboard of your choice.
  2. Now access the Settings menu of your Android device and navigate to System > Languages ​​& input.
  3. Next, select the Virtual Keyboard option and choose your newly installed keyboard.


To use Emojis again , switch to Gboard by selecting the keyboard icon at the bottom of your keyboard app .

Remove Emoji Launcher on Android

Emoji Launcher for Android is a dedicated app filled with the trending Emojis that can appear on any platform. You can uninstall the app to remove Emojis on your Android device.

  1. In Settings > Apps , find the Emoji launcher app .
  2. Tap the Open by default option  when opening the app.
  3. Return to the previous screen and Uninstall should now be available.
  4. To uninstall the application, click Uninstall and OK.


Si vous ne pouvez pas désinstaller Emoji Launcher , vous devrez peut-être le désactiver en tant qu’administrateur système . Décochez le lanceur Emoji dans Paramètres > Sécurité > Administrateurs de l’appareil.


Dans cet article sur la suppression des emojis sur Android, nous avons abordé le problème des emojis. Il est impossible de supprimer les emojis de votre téléphone ou de votre tablette, car ceux-ci font partie intégrante du système d’exploitation Android. Cependant, nous avons discuté de différentes méthodes pour les masquer ou les désactiver.

J’espère que vous n’aurez plus à voir les emojis apparaître sur votre écran à chaque fois et que vous pourrez rendre vos conversations professionnelles si nécessaire.

Frequently asked questions Are Emoji keyboard apps safe?

Not all applications threaten your data security on an Android device, particularly keyboard apps. Therefore, we don’t recommend deleting them, but there are a few safe choices such as SwiftKey, GBoard, and Fleksy for your smartphone.

While installing them, carefully review the list of permissions they want to access to better understand them being safe.

Tip: Ban Emojis From Android and iOS

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Mobile with 12 Comments

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This morning, I finally had enough: Conducting a Google Search on my iPad, I needed to type a number. But what came up, instead, was a keyboards-worth of stupid emoji.

The reason? For years, the Numbers and Symbols key sat at the lower-left corner of the default iOS keyboard. So if you needed to type a number or symbol, you could tap that key to toggle the display. But in more recent iOS versions, Apple has placed the emoji key there instead. And I still mis-hit it constantly when what I want is a number or symbol.

I never want to type an emoji. Like, ever.

So, as I wrote, I had had enough. And I resolved to remove this key from the keyboard, if possible, and switch to an alternative keyboard if not. And then do the same on all my devices.

Here’s how you do so, across Android and iOS. In each case, I’m basing this description on the very latest versions of the platforms—Android 9 Pie and iOS 12—so it’s possible that things will be a bit off for if you’re using an earlier version. I assume the instructions will at least be similar.


Navigate to Settings > System > Keyboards & input > Virtual keyboard. Select the virtual keyboard you’re using (like Gboard, and not “Google voice typing”) and then Preferences.

(There’s a shortcut to this location, too: With virtual keyboard displayed, tap and hold on the comma [,] key until you see a small Settings gear appear.)

Now, disable the option “Show emoji switch key.”

Con este cambio, la tontería de emoji (y GIF) se moverá para que sea una alternativa para la tecla de coma. Por lo tanto, aún puede acceder a esas cosas presionando y manteniendo presionada la tecla de coma y luego deslizando hacia arriba hasta el ícono de emoji que aparece junto al engranaje de Configuración.




Apple simplemente te permite eliminar la tecla emoji, que es el enfoque que más me gusta: navega a Configuración> General> Teclado> Teclados. Luego, toque Editar y luego seleccione el ícono rojo Eliminar (“-“) al lado de Emoji, y luego Eliminar.


¿Qué pasa con Windows 10?

Al igual que con Android, la tecla Emoji en el teclado táctil de Windows 10 no está posicionada para errores fáciles. En cambio, es la tercera tecla desde abajo a la izquierda después de Números y Símbolos y Ctrl.


Eso es convenient, principalmente porque no puedo encontrar una manera de eliminarlo.

If you use Google this way, you will find an entry based on the Editor del Registro to eliminate the Emoji feature from the touch screen. Pero estas instrucciones ya no funcionan avec la versión 1809 de Windows 10. However, none is clear how or if you can realize this cambio. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo si lo averigua.


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Comments (12)

12 replies to “Tip: banish emojis from Android and iOS”

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    Daniel Shisler


    4 years ago


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      In response to DR Shisseler:


      4 years ago


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    Ok, I should have done this months ago. In no universe should this stupid key be enabled by default. Thanks.

    4 years ago


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      Paul Thurrott

      In response to canamrotax:


      4 years ago


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    Jeez Paul, I don’t think you can ever laugh at other sites posting how to after this article. ???

    4 years ago


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    Next week, Paul yells “Get off my lawn!” in some children! 🙂

    I’m kidding, I’m kidding. I get angry every time I mistakenly press the emoji key on my Swiftkey keyboard. Now I need to go find and see if I can make it an alternative context key so it’s less difficult to accidentally type.

    4 years ago


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    Wow Paul becomes everyone’s dad.

    4 years ago


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    really now?

    4 years ago


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    This can also be done with SwiftKey.

    Go to SwiftKey Settings->Input->Keys->Disable “dedicated emoji key”. (Note: This is for Android, not safe for iOS.)

    4 years ago


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    4 years ago


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    Gavin married

    Emojis are great!

    4 years ago


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    On iPad at least, you can just swipe down on the keys to type modified symbols like numbers or punctuation marks. There are people whose mother tongue is not English. We need this key on iOS to switch between different layouts. On iPhone X it is placed differently and IMHO much more convenient.

    4 years ago


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