How to configure the Weather, Stocks, and Sharing widgets in Notification Center

How to configure the Weather and Stocks widgets in Notification Center

While its main purpose is to organize and provide you with alerts, Notification Center also contains widgets to provide additional, glance-able information. Currently, that includes the Weather and Stocks widgets, and as of iOS 6, the Sharing widget as well. If the default content isn't what you want, you can easily change the weather and stock information shown in the widgets. If you don't need them, you can remove any or all of them, add them back later, or simply change their positions within Notification Center,

How to enable or disable the Weather, Stocks, or Sharing widget

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. iPhone settings panel
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Weather, Stocks, or Sharing widget.
  5. iPhone notification center main screen
  6. Toggle the slider to Off to disable the widget, and to On to re-enable it.
  7. Turn on off notification center widgets for weather

How to reposition the Weather, Stocks, or Sharing widget in Notification Center

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. iPhone settings panel
  4. Tap the Edit button in the top right of the Notifications menu.
  5. iPhone notification center main screen
  6. Touch and hold the "gripper" icon to the right of the Weather, Stocks, or Sharing widget and drag it to the position you'd like.
  7. Drag weather widget in Notification Center to reposition
  8. Tap the Done button in the upper right hand corner.

How to change the location shown in the Weather widget in Notification Center

By default, the Weather app is set to local weather. Since iOS knows roughly where you are (via cell towers, GPS, and Wi-Fi router mapping, depending on the device you're using), if you're in Rome, it knows to show you the weather for Rome. You can override this, however, and show weather information for any location you like.

First you need to turn off location services for the Weather app

  • Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  • Tap Location Services.iPhone settings panel
  • Toggle Weather to Off.

Once location based weather is off, Notification Center will show you the weather for whichever place is listed first in your Weather app. If it's not already the one you want, you can easily change it.

  • Launch the Weather app from your Home screen.
  • Tap the Info icon in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Tap the + button at the upper right and search for any location you wish to add.. -Touch and hold the "gripper" icon on the right of the location you want shown in Notification Center and drag it to the top.

From now on, that's the weather you'll see in Notification Center. To change it back, simply turn location based weather back on in Settings.

How to change the stocks shown in the Stocks widget in Notification Center

Notification Center shows you the information for any and all stocks currently contained in your Stocks app. So, to add stocks to what Notification Center shows you, you have to add them to what you have set up in the built-in Stocks app.

  • Launch the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  • Tap the Info icon in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Tap the + button in the top right corner to add a stock to the Stocks app and Notification Center.
  • Type in the name or stock ID for the stock you want to add.
  • Tap the stock from the search list that appears.
  • Repeat for any additional stocks you want to add.
  • Tap the blue Done button in the top right corner.

To remove stocks from Notification Center, you likewise have to remove them from the built-in Stocks app

  • Launch the Stocks app from your Home screen.
  • Tap the Info icon in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Tap the red Delete icon and then the red Delete button that appears to remove a stock from Stocks and Notification Center.
  • Repeat for any additional stocks you want to remove.
  • Tap the blue Done button in the top right corner.

Rene Ritchie contributed sections of this guide.

How to get more help with Notification Center

If you need more help setting up, using, or trouble-shooting Notification Center on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, head on over to our iOS forum and ask away!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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menithings says:

One of the first things I did when I upgraded to iOS 5 was to customize Notification Center's weather and stocks widgets. It's a nice, non-destructive way to introduce widgets to the OS.

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kataran says:

nice tips I just customized mine and took out the un needed and un wanted