iOS Weather App: Add / Remove Locations, Change Units & View Details

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Jan 16, 2017
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Here’s how you can add or remove locations, change temperature units and view more details in iOS Weather app for iPhone.

Learn to Navigate Around the iOS Weather App & Master its Features

Any smartphone becomes more useful as soon as you start installing apps on it right after setting it up. But, whether it’s Android or an iPhone, things are pretty usable even out of the box, without anything installed as well. Take the iOS Weather app for example. It’s packed with all the necessary features you need to get forecast updates and whatnot. The data on the other hand is pulled from an extremely reliable source too, so you can rest assured you will be updated at a moment’s notice.

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But, getting around the iOS Weather app can be a bit of a pain for first-time iPhone users. But don’t worry, we will teach you the basic Weather app tricks that will take you a long way on a day-to-day basis.

Adding or Removing Locations

You don’t want to be confined to local weather only. Therefore you will pleased to learn that can add more locations on the fly. Simply follow the steps below on how to do so.

1. Launch the Weather app on your iPhone.

2. Either tap on the bottom right hand corner, or pinch out of the display to reveal more options.

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3. Now tap on the ‘+’ sign.

4. Type in the location name. When the location pops up, tap on it.

5. The location is now added to the Weather app.

You can tap on the location name to get a detailed view of the weather there. And if you decide to have multiple locations, then simply swipe left or right to cycle between them on the fly. Or, you can view all of them together, stacked on top of each other, by pinching out of the display.

Change Temperature Units

Changing temperature units from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa seems like an obvious thing to do depending on where you live.

1. Launch the Weather app.

2. Tap on the bottom right hand corner to reveal more options or pinch out on the display.

3. Tap on either ‘C’ or ‘F’ to cycle between units of your choice.

View More Weather Details

Bring into view any location and swipe all the way down. You’ll see additional details pertaining to that location such as sunset or sunrise times, chance of rain, humidity, win speed etc. This information is extremely handy if you need more details when it comes to planning your day.

Use Location Services for Quicker Local Weather Updates

It’s recommended to leave Location Services for the Weather app turned on at all times. As you flint between different locations in the real world, the Weather app will automatically pull up updates of your present location without you having to search for it.

If you have disabled Location Services for Weather, then navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select the Always option.

Use the Weather Widget for a Quick Glance

In iOS 10, widgets are taken to the next level. You can literally access them anywhere on your iPhone or iPad. It’s a simple case of pulling down the Notification Center and swiping towards the left pane. Therefore adding the stock Weather widget makes a lot of sense.

Simply go to the widgets page, scroll all the way down then tap on Edit. Once here, add the Weather widget and make sure it’s placed at the top so that it’s front and center whenever you want to glance at it.

Use 3D Touch for Convenience

Have an iPhone with 3D Touch? Well, deep press on the Weather app icon icon to glance at the weather immediately. Pretty cool right?

Wrap Up

That’s it. You now know everything there is to know about the Weather app, and it’s totally up to you how you use this information to expand your usage capabilities on a daily basis.

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