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?


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 '17 at 1:32

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