Apple Watch Native Weather App Tips

apple watch weather glance

Apple Watch Weather glance.

Weather can’t surprise you anymore, when you own a watch OS gadget. Now, you don’t have to bring your iPhone out of your pocket anymore, to check the outside temperature. A simple flick of the wrist is enough to inform yourself if you need to grab your coat, while leaving the office for lunch, or not. Depending on which watch face you use on your Apple Watch, you can read updated weather info directly on it. This spares you from performing unnecessary taps or button presses (if Activate on Raise feature is on).

In case you plan to go out for a longer period of time and need to know more info about the meteorological conditions, open the Weather glance and see the projected Highs and Lows for the day, as well as how clear the sky is going to be. If this isn’t enough, tap on the glance and open the actual Weather app on your Apple Watch. Now, you can get the hourly forecast for the upcoming 12 hours.

5 Weather App Tips For Apple Watch
There are plenty actions available to uncover additional weather info, once you open the built-in the Weather app on your watch OS device:

apple watch weather app conditions view
apple watch weather temperature display
apple watch weather rain percentage display

1. Upcoming Conditions
The default view is the one showing the upcoming weather forecast. The next 12 hours are covered and you can see if the sun is going to shine, or there are incoming clouds expected to spoil the actual clear skies. You’ll know if you need an umbrella for the afternoon, or if fog is expected in the morning.
2. Estimated Temperature Values
If you’re willing how hot or cold it will get during the day, tap the actual temperature value in the middle of the carousel view. It will switch the conditions view to the projected temperature values, for the same time interval.
3. Hourly Rainfall Percentages
apple watch weather app force touch menu Tap in the same spot (on the °F or °C symbol, centered on your screen) to switch for the predicted rainfall chance. You’ll get a figure in percentages, that shows how likely it is for rain or snow to fall down in the upcoming 12 hours.
Tip: You can also switch between the three screens by firmly pressing your smartwatch’s display.
Force touch brings up an additional menu with the 3 icons: Condition, %Rain, Temperature.
4. 10 Day Weather Forecast
apple watch 10 day weather forecast While in the Weather app, Swipe Up or use the Digital Crown to scroll down and unveil the weather projections for the upcoming 10 days. You’ll get estimations about Conditions, Highs and Lows forecast figures.
5. Switch City
If you’re the type of person that travels a lot you might need to check the weather in different cities across the World. This is done by swiping left or right, while within the Apple Watch Weather app. Every time you open the application your default city is shown. This is the setting also saved for the glance and watch face data. Yes, you can add/remove and set default city.

How To Add City To Weather App
add city to iOS weather app Grab your iPhone and open the native iOS Weather app. Tap the “+” icon available in the bottom-right corner of the screen and type the name of the city that you wish to track the weather for. The predictive search provides a list of selections. Tap the best match and the location is added to the Weather app. Do mind that Weather on Apple Watch displays cities in the same order as they’re set on your iOS device. If you wish to bring a city higher, press-hold & drag it above the others.
Swipe left on the location label and press Delete to remove the town from the list.

Choose Default City
This is done from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Open it and browse for My Watch -> Weather -> Default City. Tap on the name of the location to set it as default. This informs your smartwatch about what city to use when displaying weather info in glances and watch face shortcuts.
From the same Weather settings menu you can opt if you wish to enable/disable the Weather glance display on your Watch!

Switch Between Metrics (°F / °C)
If you prefer Celsius temperature display instead of Fahrenheit or vice versa you have to tweak this also from the Weather app on your iPhone. Open it and this time check the bottom-left corner. Here you find the symbol of the two metrics. Tap the one you wish to use! This selection is automatically updated to the Apple Watch weather app too.

iphone weather temperature celsius
iphone weather temperature fahrenheit

Add Weather To Watch Face
Last but not least, let’s see how to set up brief weather info on the watch face. First of all, I have to inform you that meteorology info is differently supported by each face. Some can display parameters like actual temperature, conditions as well as projected highs and lows; while others support temperatures and conditions or only temperature data. Yes, there are watch faces like that don’t support any kind of weather info. Check out this table for detailed info:

Watch Face Data
Motion None
Astronomy None
Solar None
X-Large None
Simple Temperature
Color Temperature
Chronograph Temperature
Mickey Mouse Temperature / Temperature & Conditions
Utility Temperature / Temperature & Conditions
Modular Temperature / Temperature, Conditions, High & Low
adding weather module to chronograph watch face
apple watch weather module setup
weather modules on modular watch face

Select a watch face from the above list and make sure that it supports Weather modules. Now, while on the watch face view, press firmly on the screen and tap Customize. Swipe left until you can edit the individual face sections. Tap on the section you wish to have the meteorological conditions displayed and use the Digital Crown to scroll for the Weather module. Tap the crown when you’re done, to save selection.


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