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How To Get Weather on Apple Watch Face

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Deciding on the information on your Apple Watch face can be tricky. A lot of information could come in handy, but the watch face can only contain so much information. Having the weather on your Apple Watch face is smart. With just a glance at your wrist, you can ensure that you’re always up to date with your location’s weather.

Quick Answer

To check the weather on your Apple Watch face, lift your wrist and say, “Hey Siri, what is the weather for (the location you need)?” For more details, you can ask Siri to open the Weather app. Alternatively, you can tap your Apple Watch face and the weather complication that appears on the screen. You can then scroll through the detailed weather information.

This article explained how you could add weather to your Apple Watch face. We also presented the steps to follow to change your weather location. Finally, we detailed how you can use a third-party weather app if you’re not satisfied with the performance of Apple’s default weather app.

Adding Weather to Your Apple Watch Face

Your Apple Watch works in tandem with your iPhone. Therefore, to display the weather information on your Apple Watch face, you must have done the necessary settings on your iPhone. 

To add weather to your Apple Watch face, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Select “My Watch“.
  3. Scroll through the options and tap “Weather“.
  4. Tap to turn on the switch beside the “Show Weather on Apple Watch” option.
  5. Set the location to your current location or choose your city from the list of options.
  6. Customize how you want the weather information to appear on your Apple Watch face. Here, you decide on the kind of forecast you want and if you want your temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  7. Tap “Done“.

Checking the Weather on Your Apple Watch Face

Now that you’ve added weather to your Apple Watch face, the next thing is to know how to check it. With the Apple Watch, you can access essential weather information at just the turn of your wrist. 

To check the weather on your Apple Watch, you can manually check the weather or ask Siri to reveal the weather information.

Checking the Weather by Asking Siri

  1. Lift your wrist and say, “Hey Siri“. Alternatively, you can tap and hold the digital crown on your watch until the listening indicator appears. 
  2. Say, “What is the weather for (your current location or any location you want to check)?” You can also ask, “Hey Siri, what’s the weekly weather forecast?

Checking the Weather Manually

  1. Lift your wrist or tap the screen of your Apple Watch. 
  2. Tap the weather information on the screen to view more details.
  3. Swipe to view the weather information of other locations.

How To Change Your Weather Location

You might need to change your Apple Watch’s default location to get your new location’s weather information. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Select “My Watch“.
  3. Scroll through the options and tap “Weather“.
  4. Click on “Default City“.
  5. Choose your city.

You can also change location directly on the latest version of the Apple Watch. Go to Settings > “Weather“, then select default city before choosing your city.

Using a Third-Party Weather App on Apple Watch Face

Apple purchased one of the most accurate and popular weather apps, Dark Sky, in 2020. Apple integrated Dark Sky as its default weather app on iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices.

However, some third-party apps might offer better forecasts for your location, especially if you’re not in the United States. Also, you might need a third-party weather app if you want more robust features like severe weather alerts, radar maps, etc. 

You can download and install apps directly through the App Store on your Apple Watch without using your iPhone if you’re using watchOS 6 or later versions. Follow the steps below to use a third-party weather app on your Apple Watch.

  1. Tap the digital crown on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap the App Store icon to open it.
  3. Scroll to find the app you need, or tap the search box and enter the app name using your fingertip to write on the screen. Alternatively, you can search using a voice command.
  4. Tap on the app to view the app information.
  5. Tap the “Get” button in front of the app to download it.
  6. Double-click the side button on the watch when asked if you want to download and install the app.
  7. Add the weather app’s complication to your Apple Watch face so you can view weather forecasts without opening the app.

Final Thoughts

Let’s face it; if you have to open weather apps whenever you want to check the weather, you’ll not check it very often. However, now that you know how to get weather on your Apple Watch face, you can ensure you’re up to date with your location’s weather information without going through too much trouble.

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