Apple made significant updates to its default Weather app with the introduction of iOS 15. These updates were influenced by features from the popular Dark Sky weather application, which Apple acquired in 2020. One of the notable features of this update is the ability to receive notifications about the start or end of rain or snow. This guide explains how to enable these notifications on your iPhone.
Enabling weather alerts on your iPhone in 2 steps
In the enhanced Weather app of iOS 15, users can now sign up for alerts about upcoming precipitation. These notifications will inform you about imminent rain, snow, or hail events within the next hour based on your current location or any other location you have set in the Weather app. Follow the steps below to configure these weather alerts. It’s important to note that these notifications for upcoming precipitation are currently available only in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Step 1: Grant location access
For the Weather app to notify you about conditions in your current area, it needs continuous access to your location data.
- Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
- Go to “Privacy.”
- Select “Location Services.”
- Find and select “Weather” within Location Services.
- In the “Allow Location Access” menu, choose “Always.”
Step 2: Turn on weather notifications
To receive weather alerts, especially for rain or snow, follow these instructions:
- Open the default Weather app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the icon resembling a bullet list, located in the bottom-right of the interface.
- At the top of the location list, select “Turn on Notifications.” If you can’t see the “Stay Dry” card immediately, click on the circular ellipsis symbol in the top-right corner, then select “Notifications.”
- On the “Allow Notifications” page, select “Continue.”
- When the next prompt appears, choose “Allow.”
- Toggle the switches next to the locations for which you want notifications. Once done, click “Done.” Remember, if you want to be notified about conditions in your current location, you must have already granted location access.
Going forward, you will now receive notifications on your iPhone whenever rain or snow is starting or stopping.
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