How to Change the Weather Setting on the iPhone

by Avery Martin
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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.

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.

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.


  • Information in this article applies to iOS 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


  • The Today tab may not display on the Lock screen if you chose to disable the Today View in the Notification Center. To add the Today View tab in the Notification Center, tap the "Settings" app, select "Notification Center" and set the "Today View" switch to the on position.


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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