My text shortcuts never synced when I recently set up my new Macbook and so I was left inserting all my emojis using ctrl+space and using my mouse like you would if you weren’t communicating primarily by thumbs-up emoji like me 👍🏼

So, to force a refresh:

  1. Turn off iCloud Drive
  2. rm -rf ~Library/Mobile Documents/com~apple~TextInput
  3. Turn iCloud Drive back on