How to use Weather for iPhone: The ultimate guide

How to use Weather for iPhone: The ultimate guide

The Weather app for iPhone is elegant but bare-bones. There are subtle, beautiful animations but nothing like radar maps to keep the really weather geeks happy. Still, you can check the temperature in celsius or fahrenheit, see hourly forecasts for the current day and daily forecasts for the next five days. You can also get humidity, chance of precipitation, and wind data for your current location or any major location, anywhere in the world. You can even access an overview in Notification Center or use Siri to access any and all of it. Also, if you have an iPad, there's no reason to feel left out — the App Store has you covered with plenty of great App Store alternatives. So, here's everything you need to know!

How to add, remove, and reorder locations in Weather for iPhone

How to add, remove, and reorder locations in Weather for iPhone

The Weather app for iPhone can show you a list of cities along with local times and temperatures. That makes it incredibly easy to glance at wide range of information. In addition to the weather for your current location, you can also add additional locations based on city name, area or zip code, or airport code. You can arrange all the cities in just exactly the order you want, and you can even remove ones you no longer want.

How to get humidity, chance of rain, wind, and more info from Weather for iPhone

How to get humidity, chance of rain, wind, and more info from Weather for iPhone

The Weather app for iPhone provides easy to see temperature and precipitation information for one or more locations, all at a glance. But what about humidity level? Chance of rain? Wind direction and speed? And what the temperature actually feels like when you go out? Luckily, Apple's built-in Weather app provides all of that information as well. It's hidden behind a gesture, but once you know it, you can get to all of it with just a simple tap.

How to switch between celsius and fahrenheit in Weather for iPhone

How to switch between celsius and fahrenheit in Weather for iPhone

The Weather App for iPhone can show you temperatures on the celsius scale used by most countries in the world. For those in the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, and the United States, however, Weather can also show you temperatures on the fahrenheit scale. While you can't set each location independently, you can quickly and easily toggle between celsius and fahrenheit, and back again, for all locations.

How to enable or disable weather on the Today View in Notification Center

How to enable or disable weather on the Today View in Notification Center

Notification Center, Apple's easy to pull down repository for all your alerts, includes a Today view that gives you not only day and date, next appointment, next destination, calendar list, reminders, stocks, an tomorrow's highlight all at a quick glance, but a weather summary as well. Best of all, you can easily turn it on or off in Settings.

How to check the weather and get forecasts using Siri

How to check current weather and forecasts with Siri

Siri not only makes for a great digital assistant but a great weather forecaster as well. With a little help from Siri, you can make sure you're never caught without your umbrella, raincoat, snow shovel, or suntan lotion again.

Best weather apps for iPhone

Hate the stock Weather app in iOS 7? Here are the best alternative Weather apps for iPhone!

Even though Apple has their own, built-in Weather app, with edge-to-edge graphics and subtle, elegant animations, and all the basics covered, its still decidedly on the simple side. Since weather apps have become something of a playground for great designers and developers these days, there are many excellent, yet very different alternatives to be found in the App Store. The toughest part is choosing between them. So which weather apps for iPhone are the very best?

Best weather apps for iPad

The iPad, unlike the iPhone, doesn't include a built-in Weather app. That means, if you're at all curious about sunrise or sunset, chance for precipitation, or anything else climate related, you have to go to the App Store. Luckily, weather is one of the most popular app categories on the store, and developers and designers have had a field day making the perfect weather apps to suit a wide range of needs. So many, in fact, choosing just the right one to suit your needs can be almost overwhelming. That's where we come in. From minimalist or power-packed, here are the best weather apps for iPad!

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Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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How to use Weather for iPhone: The ultimate guide

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There are several really good App Store weather apps. That's why we included a whole section on the best App Store weather apps :)

This is a good detailed article. I should add something that's missing from it.
I recently deleted the weather app and from weather.com and installed the yahoo one only for the simple reason that the weather.com app tracks your location very accurately. I was at a pool party and we were checking if it was going to rain, a few of us checked. When we opened the app, not only did it have the location, but it had accurately acquired the exact house address. For a weather app is NOT necessary to know the exact house address to give us the weather. Needless to say everybody at the party freaked out and deleted the app for yahoo weather app.

This is about the built-in, Apple made Weather app that ships on the iPhone, not a weather app from the App Store.

You can't delete this app. :)

How do I disable the weather in my Notification Center. Your piece keeps referring back to a January write up and that doesn't explain how to just turn off the weather in Notification Center. Please Help Rene.
Thank You,
Vinny

I would love of the app icon would auto populate the weather so I don't have to open the app.
Live tiles are one feature I truly miss about Windows Phone. About the only thing, actually.

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