Apple Watch Not Updating Weather

You rely on the Weather app to get real-time updates regarding temperature and accurate forecasts. Unfortunately, something goes wrong and your Apple Watch is no longer updating the weather app. Don’t let the confusion go on any further and fix the weather app to get into action by trying out some of the tried and tested solutions.

To offer you a bit of background, your watch can show the weather information of up to 20 cities on Apple Watch. Depending on your need, you can include or exclude cities from the app on the iOS device. Besides, the Watch app lets you choose the default city (Watch app → My Watch tab → Weather app) to see its weather in watch face complications. Enough talks, let’s jump over to troubleshoot the issue!

Tips to Fix Apple Watch Not Updating Weather Issue

Ensure that Weather app has access to Cellular Data (if you are using it on your iOS device.)

If you are using cellular on your iPhone, make sure Weather app has access to your data. In case it’s already using the data, disallow it and then restart both your watch and smartphone. Then, allow the app to use the data.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your paired iPhone.

Step #2. Now, tap on Mobile/Cellular Data.

Tap on Settings then Mobile Data on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and Turn off the switch next to Weather.

Next, restart both your iOS device and Apple Watch:

On iPhone X, you need to press and hold both side button and volume up button. Then, slide to power off.

Slide to Power Off iPhone X

On your iPhone 8/8 Plus or earlier iPhones, press and hold the side button. Then, slide to power off.

Power Off iPhone

Wait for sometime and then press and hold the side button again to turn on your iPhone.

To restart your smartwatch, press and hold the side button. Then, you need to drag the slider to turn off the watch.

Press Side Button on Apple WatchDrag the Slider to Right to Power Off Apple Watch

After a few seconds, press and hold the side button again until Apple logo shows up.

Step #4. Next up, go back to Settings → Mobile Data → and then turn on the switch next to Weather app.

Now, check out the weather app it would be alive and kick.

Ensure That You Have Allowed Weather App to Access your Location

The app needs to have access to your location to show localized weather info. So, make sure you are on the right line.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your paired iPhone → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone X

Step#2. Tap Location Services → Tap on Weather App.

Tap on Location Services then Tap on Weather on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you have three options:

  • Never
  • While using the App
  • Always

I would recommend you to select Always so that the app has unrestricted access to your location.

Turn On Location Service for Weather on iPhone

The problem should be gone now. If it’s the case, wonderful! But if the issue still persists, move to the next solution.

Update OS on Both, Your Apple Watch and iPhone

Are your iPhone and Apple Watch updated to the latest version? If no, it’s worth upgrading to the newest OS. I suspect the outdated version of the OS might be spoiling your party.

Update iOS on Your iPhone

Be sure your smartphone has around 50% battery life and is connected to Wi-Fi.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on General → Tap on Software Update.

Step #3. If there is an update waiting for you, download and install it as usual.

Update your iPhone or iPad iOS

Update watchOS on your Apple Watch

Similarly, ensure that your iOS device is connected to Wi-Fi. Besides, the watch must have at least 50% battery.

Step #1. Make sure to keep the Watch on its charger until the update has been completed successfully.

Step #2. On your iPhone, launch Watch app.

Step #3. Ensure that My Watch tab is selected if it’s not already.

Step #4. Now, tap on General → Tap on Software Update. Next, download the update.

Update Watch OS

Enter your iPhone or Apple Watch passcode if prompted.

Up next, let the software update be completed.

Unpair Your Apple Watch from iPhone and Re-Pair it

This is a nuclear solution that can get rid of even stubborn issues from your watch. watchOS lets you unpair your wearable device from the iPhone and repair it with ease. Don’t worry about your data as it’s automatically backed up and you will be able to restore your smartwatch from the previous backup without any hassle.

That’s pretty much it!

Now, check out the weather app should start working perfectly on your Apple Watch.

Stay tuned

Ten to one, you have finally overcome the barrier. But which one of the above solutions resolved the issue on your watch? It would be nice to know that in the comments below.

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