How to get severe weather alerts on iPhone (iOS 15 updated)

How to get Weather notification on iPhone and iPad

Real-time weather forecasting on iOS 12 and later shows Apple’s care for its users. When you activate emergency weather notifications, you’ll get alerts about current weather information and forecasts for locations you’ve listed in the Weather app.

With options to turn on real-time notifications for rain, snow, or storm in iOS 15, the stock weather app is now even better. Read on to understand how you can get emergency weather alerts on your iPhone or iPad.

How to turn on weather alerts on iPhone

Although many third-party weather forecasting apps exist, the built-in weather app offers many salient features, including emergency weather alerts.

To achieve it, you first need to allow the location access to the Weather app. Here’s how:

1. Enable Location access

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Swipe down and select Privacy.
  3. Tap Location Services → toggle on Location Services if not already.
  4. Locate and select Weather from the list.
  5. Tap Always.
    Ensure that you enable Precise Location for the Weather app to access your exact location.

    Enable Location access to turn on weather alerts on iOS

Once done, turn on emergency alerts for weather changes.

2. Enable notifications in the Weather app

  1. Open the Weather app.
  2. Tap the bullet list icon at the bottom right.
  3. Next, tap the three dots icon at the top right.
  4. Select Notifications.
  5. Tap Continue.

    Select Notifications from iPhone Weather app
  6. If prompted, select Allow.
  7. Toggle on My Location and any other preferred locations.
  8. Tap Done.

    Enable notifications in the Weather app on iPhone

Now, you’ll now get live notification updates for different weather conditions supported in your region.

Why the Weather app may fail to notify you?

Apple updates the Weather app with real-time weather information from various data sources. Most of these are location-specific. So you might not get notified if the Weather app can’t access data from your region. Hence, while notifications about some weather changes are available in selected countries, they aren’t in some.

To ensure this is the cause, you might want to first update your iPhone to iOS 15 and access the latest feature.

Apple has a reputation for integrating user-centered health and productivity features. But when it comes to nature, weather forecasting is one of the ways to alert users.

So, this is how you can get severe weather alerts on your iPhone. So, don’t let the Weather app sit there doing nothing on your iPhone. Have more queries? Share them in the comments below.

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