Apple Watch: How to Use Weather App

There’re a lot of weather apps on Store, but Weather App is the native app for Apple Watch. It comes in a bundle with watchOS. One can hardly underestimate the comfort of having a weather forecast on a wrist turn away. Temperature, precipitation, and even sunrise/sunset and moon phases can be displayed on your Apple Watch clock face. With a tap or a word, you can get access to any detailed information featuring any place in the world and any day of the week and time of the day.

How To Use The Weather App On The Apple Watch [Video]

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How to Use Weather App

Apple Watch is paired with the iPhone and takes the data through it from the Web. So, it’s critical to have a good network coverage. Beyond it you can hardly get a forecast at all, so if your Weather app is freezing or hiccupping, don’t panic and check the Network status first, then unpair the gadget from your iPhone and pair it back again.

Now you’re ready for everything. Here are some tips and how-to’s about Weather App options, settings and possibilities.

First step is setting the Apple Watch’s clock face to display the weather information.

Choose a clock face that allows for a good quantity of complications. (Utility is OK for analog, Modular for digital.)

If you feel reluctant to tap or want to produce a wow-effect, just ask Siri. Bring your Apple Watch to your mouth and say “Hey Siri”, or press and hold the Digital Crown to activate the digital assistant. Ask for the weather information that is of interest to you. For instance, “What’s the weather?” “What’s the weather in New York?” “What’s the weather in New York next week?” or better even, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” (Or just say, “Hey Siri, open weather”.)

The other way to know the weather is the Glance. The Weather Glance provides most of the pertinent local weather information all on one screen, including day or night, temperature, precipitation or chances of those in percentages, and high and low atmospheric pressure.

Go to your clock face or press the Digital Crown to get there and swipe up to activate Glances. Then swipe across to get to the Weather Glance. Tap the Weather Glance to launch the Weather app.

The Weather App gets your default location from the GPS on the iPhone. Mainly, the geo positioning is accurate, but sometimes due to poor satellites access (i.e. in the mountains area) it can be wrong and then you have to set it manually.

For setting or changing the default location or adding a new one you should use your Apple Watch for iPhone app. Tap any weather complication to launch the Weather app. If you aren’t sure about the spelling, you can add additional locations by postal or zip code, or airport code. You can have as many locations as you want and can arrange your locations list and edit it to your liking: add, delete, rearrange the order of appearance. To see the weather in other cities or areas in your list, launch the Weather app with tapping the Weather icon and swipe the screens.

Here is the step-by-step manual

  • Launch the Weather app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  • Tap the List button at the bottom right / pinch to compress down to the list view.
  • These are the essential first two steps you do to perform any other changes in settings, options, etc.

To add a new location:

  • Tap the + button at the bottom right.
  • Type in the name of the city, zip or postal code, or airport code.
  • Tap on the desired city from the search results.

To remove a location:

  • Swipe from right to left on top of the location you want to remove to reveal the Delete button.
    Tap the Delete button.

To rearrange the list of location in order of appearance:

  • Touch and hold the weather location you’d like to move up or down in the list.
  • Drag the weather location to the position you’d like it to be in.
  • Release your finger to reorder the weather location.

To see condition, precipitation percentage and temperature tap the screen or press firmly to see all the conditions at once.

You can also change the units of measurements in your app. In USA and Canada they use Fahrenheit, in Europe – Celsius.

Repeat the first two steps:

  • Launch the Weather app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  • Tap the List button at the bottom right / or pinch to compress down to the list view).

Then: Tap the °C / °F button at the bottom left. Tap the °C / °F button at the bottom left again to toggle back.

While using the Weather app, be aware of the following facts:

  • Major weather services can range in their ability to predict rain and temperatures in a certain place by more than 25 percentages.
  • Coastal areas or those near other water bodies are often easier to forecast than inland areas. Sometimes, the accuracy can be 97 percent and more.
  • Forecasters are tending to report a higher probability of rain than their models suggest. This is called the “wet bias”. The logic is that people don’t like to get wet when they haven’t anticipated it. But they’re more condescending if the forecasted storm didn’t arrive.
  • Scattered rain showers don’t mean you shall get wet. It can rain a half a mile away from you.


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This post currently has 5 responses

  • From the above the following is incorrect. “You can also change the units of measurements in your app. In USA and Canada they use Fahrenheit, in Europe – Celsius.”……Canada uses Celsius (like Europe).

  • Since an update on the watch today, I no longer have the actual temps displayed. Only have lines where the temps should be. Or have I somehow changed something?

    • Hi Jane Amy.

      Here comes the answer to your question. Hope this helps:

      If your Apple Watch show no temperature, it can occur due to the following problems:

      Your Apple Watch lost connection with your iPhone.
      Your iPhone lost the wireless network connection.
      You’re using a Wi-Fi access point that blocks the weather URL.
      Apple Watch glitches.
      What can you do?
      Check your connections. If they are OK, go to point 2.
      Hard reset your Apple Watch.

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