This is how you can solve the failures of the Weather app on iPhone — 2022

One of the simplest and most useful things about a smartphone is being able to see the weather forecast at a glance. However, this functionality is not free of problems and it may be that of some punctual failure. That is why in this article we help you to solve the failures in the Weather app on the iPhone.

Sources of weather data

Although many may be confused by the fact that the Weather app is native to Apple, the truth is that it does not obtain the data by itself. The iPhone does not have a thermometer with which to measure the current temperature and it is far from being a fortune teller to predict the weather for future days. The sources of these data reside in The Weather Channel , an international weather forecast service.

This service is even accessible from their website , although it is not necessary to enter its URL manually in Safari, since if you click on its respective icon in the Weather app on the iPhone, it automatically redirects you. This, without being one of the most accurate, is in the end one of the most reliable services that exist and with which Apple has an agreement to be the main provider of its native applications.

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Restart the iPhone before the problems

Whatever your problem with this app, it is best to first restart your device. That is, turn it off and turn it on after a few seconds. Perhaps this may seem like a silly solution, but it can be really useful when there is some background process that is causing problems, since when shutting down it closes completely. If the Time error is not solved in this way, continue reading the other possibilities that we show in this article.

Check if you have the latest version of iOS

iOS 14.2

Some versions of iPhone software may contain a bug that causes problems with applications, including Weather. For this reason, it is always advisable to have the latest version available. To check if there is any more recent you should go to Settings > General > Software Update and if there is an update, the option to download it and then install it will appear.

Internet connection failures

If the weather app doesn't finish loading or it doesn't show the temperature of a certain place, it may be due to a bad internet connection. As we said before, this application feeds on data from third parties, which are obtained through this connection. Check that you are connected to a WiFi network and that it has good speed. If you are on mobile data, check the speed as well. In any of the cases, it is recommended to try browsing the Internet with Safari to see that everything is fine. If there is a problem with your internet, you should contact your company to help you solve it.

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Location issues

Another error that can occur with the weather app is that the temperature and forecast of places that you have added manually are shown, but not of your exact location. This may be because you don't have location enabled on your iPhone or you haven't given the app permissions to access them.

For the first, you should go to Settings > Privacy > Location and check that the corresponding box is activated. If you also want to check the permissions of the Weather app, you can go down to where the app appears in this same place, click on it and you will see these options:

  • Never.
  • Ask next time.
  • When the app is used.
  • When using the app or widgets.

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Obviously if you select the Never option you will not be able to access your location. It should be noted that there is also an option called Exact location that, when activated, not only records the city in which you are, but also the exact place within it.

Bugs in the weather widget

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With the arrival of iOS 14, a version that brought news in the widgets, some problems arose precisely with the Weather app. Normally the error is usually that the data does not appear or the widget is completely black. If you have already checked for updates and restarted the iPhone as indicated in previous points, you can try remove the widget and put it back . That way the problem is usually fixed almost always, but if not, it will be your turn wait for an iOS update or, in the worst case, format iPhone and configure it without backup. In this last case, you should know that you will lose all your settings, although you will be able to keep a series of data such as photos, calendars or notes that are synchronized with iCloud (you can check it in Settings > your name > iCloud).