Lots of people are in love with stickers in iOS 10. Apple’s pushing the feature hard, even spotlighting stickers with its most recent YouTube ad for the iPhone 7. I’ll admit that I love sending and receiving the cute (and sometimes not-so-cute) little pictures, but sometimes finding out which iMessage sticker pack your friend is using can be hit or miss. Let’s look at a surefire way to find out which pack a particular sticker you’ve received comes from.
Getting the Advantage in That Next Sticker Fight
Apple’s latest ad highlights sticker fights, but in real life. People run around slapping the images on others. It culminates in a free-for-all sticker fight in a restaurant, then the comic brawl moves to a nightclub. The key to winning any sticker fight is having the most unique, awesome packs available. Bonus points, of course, go to the combatant with the most stickers. That’s why it’s terrific to have a way to quickly and easily find out where your opponents’ stickers come from.
Getting the Information Right After You’re Hit With a Sticker
You can find a link to the sticker pack at first, but it goes away.
When you first receive a sticker from someone, you’ll see a text link below the image that tells you what pack it came from. You can click on that link, and you’ll go straight to the App Store listing for that particular sticker pack. The only problem is, that link goes away after a while. If you don’t snag the sticker pack the first time you click the link and then forget which one it was, you might think you’re out of luck.
Long Press to the Rescue
There’s another way to get that essential information, luckily. If the link is gone, you can long press the sticker to get the menu of thumbs up and other reactions. Note, this isn’t a 3D Touch, so it will work on any iPhone. When the reaction stickers pop up, you’ll also see a contextual menu at the bottom of your iPhone screen. One of the choices will be the sticker pack that picture came from. Click on it, and you’ll go straight to the App Store listing and can add those stickers to your arsenal.
Boost Your iMessage Sticker Pack Collection
Take advantage of this tip before it becomes too widely known. Apple is encouraging us to make the most of iMessage stickers, and it’s fun, so why not? If you want to get a jump start on your sticker collection, check out iMessage Stickers for Couples, Apps With Animated Stickers, and iMessage Stickers of Well-Known Lovable Characters.
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