How to Change the Weather Setting on the iPhone

By Avery Martin

Turn your iPhone into a portable weather advisor and receive weather forecasts.
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The Weather app on the iPhone supports the addition of several cities to help you plan trips or keep up with the current weather in multiple cities. You can update settings related to your pre-configured locations, view a forecast and see information about your currently selected city using the Weather app. Using the Notification Center, you can see a basic summary for your default location when you select the "Today" tab. The summary includes the date, current weather conditions and a forecast for the rest of the day.

Configure Weather Settings

Step 1

Tap the "Weather" app and select the Settings icon, displayed as three horizontal bars in the lower right corner of the screen.

Step 2

Set the temperature format by selecting the "C/F" option to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Tap the "+" button and type the name of a city, ZIP code or airport location to add a tile for the local weather. For example, type "LAX" for Los Angeles, California.

Navigating the Weather

Step 1

Tap the "Weather" app to view the current forecast summary for your default city.

Step 2

Select a day to show the weather for the current day. Swipe from right to left to show the weather forecast listed by hour.

Step 3

Tap the city name to change between the temperature and detail view. The detail view shows additional information beyond the temperature, including the humidity level, chance of rain, wind speed and direction.

Step 4

Swipe from right to left across the city name to change to the next city in your app.

Step 5

Swipe from the top of any page to the bottom of your iPhone to display the Notification Center. Select the "Today" tab to view a summary of the weather for your current location.