How To Use Stickers on the iPhone 6S
Beginning with the introduction in iOS 10, the Messages app has allowed you to send a wide variety of stickers in a conversation thread. The feature has been out for over a year now, but there are some people out there who still don’t know how to use it. We don’t blame them, as the feature is fairly hidden, at least compared to most things on the iPhone.
But before getting into how to find this feature and how to use it on the iPhone 6S, let’s take you through what this feature actually is. As mentioned earlier, Stickers is an in-Message feature that allows you to decorate your conversation thread and send stickers to others. As long as you have iOS 10, you are able to take advantage of this feature. There are tons of different kinds of stickers to choose from, some are generic and some are branded.
Also, some of the stickers are just simple and static, while some others are animated and will do cool things on the screen. While a lot of the stickers are free, some of them will cost you a little bit, but those are mainly the branded packs like Disney and others. Also, if you don’t like the selection of free or paid stickers that are already available to you, you can actually create your own. They are quite easy to make and don’t require a ton of coding experience or anything like that, as they are just made out of image or GIF files.
The way these stickers work is that you will download/install a pack of stickers and once you have done that, you will be able to send those to others. You can see the stickers that other people send them even if you don’t have that pack installed, but you cannot send stickers unless you have downloaded the pack they belong to.
So now that you know a little bit about Stickers on the iPhone 6S and other devices, let’s take a look at how to actually use them. But before you can use them, you have to download them. There are a couple of different ways to download them. You can either download stickers and packs that people send to you, or can browse/search through the Messages App Store. The way you choose to go about downloading the sticker packs doesn’t matter at all.
If someone sends you a sticker that you want, simply tap and hold on the sticker and the menu will show you a “From” option, that will tell you where it came from. If the sticker was sent along with a chat bubble, you will have to click the bubble, then hit Sticker Details and then View, which will then show you which pack that sticker belongs to.
If you want to search for stickers on your own and pick and choose what to download, you can do that as well. Open the Messages app on your phone, and then choose a conversation. Then, hit the Apps button on the bottom (which will sort of resemble an App Store icon, so it shouldn’t be too tough to find). Once there, hit the App Shelf button, and then Store. Once you click that, you will be able to view the Featured packs, browsing them by name and category and more. Once you find some you want, you can Get or Buy them depending on if they are free or paid.
Now that you know where to find them and how to install a sticker pack, let’s finally get to how you can send and share a variety of stickers with your friends and family. To do this, the first thing you need to do is go into the Messages app on your phone and either select an existing conversation or start a new one. Tap the Apps button and then select your desired sticker pack from the App Shelf. You can send the stickers in a number of different ways including on their own, stick it in a conversation bubble, put it in a photo or even on top of another sticker! You can rotate the stickers and can also resize them simply by dragging your finger and stretching them.
So now you should be able to easily install, send and use the Stickers feature on the iPhone 6S with ease. In fact, you might just be an expert! In addition to Stickers, iOS 10 brought a couple of other things such as a Messages App Store, effects and more. These are all worth checking out as well.