Missing Memojis on iOS 17? Here’s How to Fix!

If you are here, it’s likely that your Memojis went missing after the iOS 17 update.

Worry no more.

Today, I will show you how to get your Memojis back. 

Let’s get started!

1. Check If Emoji Keyboard Is Added

The Emoji keyboard may have been removed from your keyboard list after updating to iOS 17. 

Before tweaking your settings, check if the emoji keyboard is actually enabled.

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. Navigate to General > Keyboards
  3. Find Emoji from the list.
missing memojis on ios 17
  1. If it’s not there, tap Add New Keyboard
Add New Keyboard
  1. Select Emoji under Suggested Keyboards
missing memojis on ios 17

Test if you can now share Memojis. 

Related: How to Fix Missing Microphone Key in Keyboard on iPhone


2. Re-Enable Emoji Keyboard

If the emoji keyboard is on your keyboard list, try removing it and adding it back. 

This should force the keyboard to reload its resources, resolving any errors that caused your memojis to go missing on iOS 17.

See the guide below to disable the emoji keyboard: 

  1. Open Settings on your device. 
  2. Go to General > Keyboards
  3. Next, tap Edit from the upper right corner. 
Edit Keyboard List
  1. Tap the (-) icon beside Emoji to disable it. 
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Once done, follow the steps in Method 1 to add the emoji keyboard. 

3. Check Stickers Tab

Users confirmed that their Memojis moved to another location after updating to iOS 17. 

If the solutions above did not work, see if you can find your Memojis from the “Stickers” tab on the Messages app. 

Here’s how to find the new location: 

  1. Launch the Messages app. 
  2. Now, go to any conversation. 
  3. Compose a new message and hit the “+” icon. 
  4. Select Stickers from the option. 
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You should find your Memojis hiding in its new location.

4. Update Your iPhone

If you still can’t find your Memojis, try updating your iPhone to ensure the problem is not caused by a faulty version of iOS 17. 

Follow the steps below to update your iPhone: 

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. Navigate to General > Software Update
  3. Tap on Update Now if a new version is available. 
Update iPhone

Note

  • Your device can restart several times while installing the update. 
  • Ensure your iPhone has at least 50% battery before installing updates. It’s best to keep your device plugged into the wall charger to avoid interruptions. 
  • Allow at least 15 minutes for the update to install

Related: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Preparing Update


5. Force Restart Your iPhone

At this point, you can perform a force restart if your Memojis are still missing. 

This should allow your system to reload its resources, eliminating any issues that may have occurred during runtime. 

A force restart also cuts power directly from the battery, clearing corrupted and unused data from the system memory. 

Here’s how you can force restart your iPhone: 

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button
  2. Now, press the Volume Down button once. 
  3. Hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears. 
  4. Release the Side button
iphone stuck on emergency SOS

Go back to Messages to check if your Memojis are back. 

6. Contact Apple Support

If it was not fixed with a software update, Apple probably isn’t aware of the problem yet or hasn’t addressed it yet.

Head to Apple’s feedback page and fill out the form. 

missing memojis on ios 17

Make sure to explain in detail the problem with disappearing Memojis and include all necessary information. 

The more of us report the problem, the faster Apple will act on it. 

FAQs

Why have emojis disappeared from my iPhone?

The main reason Memojis disappeared from your iPhone is software bugs. An error may have occurred on your iPhone, or a recent software update broke the feature. 

How do I get my emojis back on iOS 17?

If you’ve removed emojis from your iPhone, you can get it back by re-adding it to your keyboard list. 

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Navigate to General > Keyboards
  3. Tap on Add New Keyboard and select Emojis

How do I update emojis on my iPhone? 

Emojis should automatically get updated once Apple releases a new version of iOS. If your emojis did not change after installing an update, then it simply means that Apple did not make any changes to the feature. 

To ensure you get the latest updates, enable automatic updates: 

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  2. Go to General > Software Update
  3. Tap on Automatic Updates
  4. Enable Download iOS Updates and Install iOS Updates

How to fix missing emojis on iOS 17? 

Missing emojis/Memojis on iOS can be fixed by removing the emoji keyboard from your active keyboard’s list and adding it back in. You can follow the steps in Method 2. 

Other solutions include: 

  • Updating your iPhone
  • Checking if your Memojis are in the Stickers section

Reddit users found their missing Memojis by checking the sticker section on iMessage or Messages. 

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the textbox and tap the + button on the side. 
  3. Now, tap on Stickers
  4. Scroll through the stickers to find your Memojis.

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Author

  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

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