iOS 17: How to Access and Manage Sticker Apps in iMessage on iPhone

Access and Manage Sticker Apps in iMessage on iPhone in iOS 17

With the release of iOS 17, Apple has elevated our texting experience, especially with the introduction of enhanced iMessage sticker apps. These apps initially debuted in September 2016 with iOS 10, allowing users to resize and drag stickers. Now, these stickers are integrated system-wide.

iOS 17 adds a new dimension to our cherished iMessage, bringing in features such as Live Stickers and the “Apple Check In” functionality. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of downloading, accessing, organizing, and removing iMessage Sticker apps for both your iPhone and iPad.

What are iMessage Sticker Apps and Why Use Them?

iMessage Sticker Apps are third-party apps that let you add stickers to your iMessage conversations. They can be downloaded from the App Store and come in a variety of themes, including food, animals, celebrities, and more.

There are many reasons why you might need the iMessage Sticker App. Here are a few:

  • To add personality to your iMessage conversations.
  • To convey emotions that are difficult to express with words.
  • To make your conversations more fun and engaging.

How to Download and Install Sticker Apps in iMessage

Stickers are a delightful way to inject personality and emotion into your conversations. They add vibrancy, allowing you to express feelings without words. If you’re an iPhone user, you can easily enhance your iMessage chats by adding sticker apps. To do this:

  • Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad. Near the message input field, tap on the “+” sign.
Tap on Plus button in iMessage
  • A pop-up menu will appear. From this, select the “Stickers” option.
Choose Stickers form list
  • Below the message box, a sticker menu bar will display. From this, Tap on the “EDIT” button.
Tap on Edit button in iMessage
  • This will redirect you to the Manage Sticker Apps section. Now, tap on “Get Sticker Apps on the App Store“.
Tap on Get Sticker Apps on the App Store
  • Once you are in the App Store use the Search bar and find the sticker app you like, tap on the “Get” button to begin the download and installation process.
Search and Download iMessage Apps on your iPhone

Remember, while many sticker app are free, some may require payment. Make sure to review the cost and choose an appropriate payment method if needed.

Access and Manage Sticker Apps in iOS 17

With iOS 17, managing your sticker apps within the Messages interface has been simple. Follow the below steps to access them:

  • To get started, Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad. Navigate to and open any conversation thread. Tap on the “+” icon located at the bottom left corner.
Tap on Plus button in iMessage
  • From the resulting menu, choose “Stickers“.
Choose Stickers form list
  • All of your installed sticker apps will appear below the display text box. To navigate through these apps, simply swipe left from the right edge of the sticker row.
Swipe left to right to access Sticker Apps in iMessage

Rearrange iMessage Stickers Apps

  • While viewing your sticker apps (following the steps from the Access section), tap on the “Edit” icon located at the end of the sticker row.
Tap on Edit button in iMessage
  • To change the order of your sticker apps, press and hold the three-line icon next to the sticker app. Then, drag it to your preferred position.
press and hold the three-line icon to Rearrange iMessage Stickers Apps
  • After you’ve organized your sticker apps to your liking, tap the “Done” button at the top right corner to save the changes.
Tap done to save Rearranged iMessage Stickers Apps

This efficient management system ensures that you can customize your sticker experience in Messages to suit your preferences.

How to Delete iMessage Sticker App

If there’s a sticker app that you no longer find useful or want to declutter your Messages app, you can effortlessly uninstall it by following these steps:

  • Start by accessing your sticker apps as detailed in the previous section. Once there, tap on the “Edit” icon located at the top left corner.
Tap on Edit button to Delete iMessage Sticker Apps
  • Swipe left on the sticker app you wish to remove to reveal the tap on the “red Delete button“.
Tap on Delete button to Delete iMessage Sticker Apps
  • Confirm the removal by tapping the “Delete” button.
Again press Delete to remove iMessage Sticker Apps
  • Once you’ve removed all the unwanted sticker apps, tap the “Done” button situated at the top left. As a final step, press “Done” again in the upper right corner to exit the edit mode.

By following these easy steps, you can keep your sticker collection curated and organized.

Final Word…

To wrap up, iMessage Sticker Apps make texting on iPhones more fun. They give cool pictures for chats and help show feelings easily. Try them out to make your messages pop!