When typing out country names for example Canada, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, and China and all other country names I have tried using my iPhone with iOS 10 emojis are suggested with the respective flag for the country name I have just typed. When I type "America" this is not the case, why does typing the word America not suggest the use of the American flag emoji like so for all other countries?


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Apple is just being strict about America not being a country, but a continent. If you type USA or United States, predictive text will suggest the American flag:

American Flag Suggestion

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    You're right, i tried "United States of America" and "United States" which also both work.
    – John Dream
    Apr 19, 2017 at 1:32

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