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How to Enable Weather Alerts on iPhone

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How to Enable Weather Alerts on iPhone

How to enable weather alerts on iPhone To save you from the fear of missing a tornado, hurricane, or flood warning while you’re outside, Apple has enabled location-based alerts from your iPhone.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Find “Notifications.” It’s near the top of the list, just below “Do Not Disturb.” Tap it.
  • Scroll down to find “Weather” in your apps list and tap it.
  • Toggle “Allow Notifications” to green. That’s it! Your weather alerts will now be enabled!

Tap the Notifications button.

While in the Weather app, tap the Notifications button.

Tap the Settings app.

Tap Notification.

Select the Weather app from your list of installed apps.

Toggle the Allow Notifications option to ON if you want notifications for weather alerts and warnings, or OFF if you don’t want them. You can also decide whether you want to receive these notifications while your iPhone is locked or unlocked with two options:

  • Alert Style When Unlocked – Choose how to view a notification when it comes in while your iPhone is unlocked: as a banner at the top of your screen (which disappears automatically) or as an alert that requires you to do something (either open it up or swipe it away). After deciding which style you’d like, select either Banners or Alerts beneath this section.
  • Alert Style When Locked – Choose whether notifications are shown on your Lock screen under this option; either OFF, so they won’t show up when Your iPhone is locked and only appear when it’s unlocked, OR ON, so they will be shown on Your Lock Screen.

Scroll down and select the Weather app from your list of installed apps

Now that your phone is all set to receive alerts, you can head into the Weather app’s settings and choose what kinds of notifications you want to receive. To get there, scroll down and select the Weather app from your list of installed apps.

This will take you to the Weather app settings page where you can choose what kind of alerts your phone receives.

Here, you’ll see Check for Rain Alerts and Check for Temperature Changes options. If these switches are already turned green, then congratulations! You’re already getting these notifications from the Weather app.

Toggle the Allow Notifications option to ON.

To enable weather alerts on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Toggle the Allow Notifications option to ON. You will see the button turn green when it’s enabled.
  • Toggle the Sounds button to ON so you can hear when you get notifications.
  • Toggle the Badge App Icon button to ON so you can see if you have unread notifications.

Tap either Alert Style When Unlocked or Alert Style When Locked depending on which lock screen you want to see notifications on.

Depending on where you are when your alert is sent, you may see the notification on your lock screen or home screen. You can choose which one to display it on by tapping either Alert Style When Unlocked or Alert Style When Locked, depending on which lock screen you want to see notifications on. You have two choices for displaying alerts:

  • Tap Banners if you want a banner to appear at the top of your screen and then disappear automatically.
  • Tap Alerts if you want a more persistent notification that stays on your screen until you dismiss it.

Tap Banners if you want a banner to appear at the top of your screen and then disappear automatically, or tap Alerts if you want a more persistent notification that stays on your screen until you dismiss it.

On the next screen, you’ll be able to choose what type of notification you want to receive for severe weather alerts. Tap Banners if you want a banner to appear at the top of your screen and then disappear automatically, or tap Alerts if you want a more persistent notification that stays on your screen until you dismiss it.

You’ll also see an option called Show Previews; this determines whether your notifications appear as banners, alerts, or not at all when your iPhone is locked. You can choose from:

  • When Unlocked—This makes notifications visible only when you’ve unlocked your iPhone on the lock screen.
  • Always—This makes notifications visible even while iPhone is locked and under passcode or Touch ID protection.
  • Never—This keeps all notifications hidden unless they’re included in the Notification Center by scrolling down from the top of any Home screen page (including the Lock Screen).

Go back and repeat steps 3 through 7 for any other apps you want notifications from.

If you have any other apps installed that have a weather or news component, like Facebook or Twitter, repeat steps 4-7 for each app. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to get custom notifications from all your favorite apps without being bombarded by them every time they send one out.

Note: If at all times of day, your notifications are distracting, you can always turn them off completely. To do this, head back to Settings > Notifications and tap the switch next to Allow Notifications to OFF.

Get notified when there’s bad weather coming

Now that you’ve enabled weather alerts, you can fine-tune your settings:

  • If you want to be notified about only specific types of weather events, tap the type of event.
  • To set how often you get an alert, tap Repeat Alerts and choose an option.
  • To receive severe weather alerts (such as tornadoes and flash floods), turn on Severe Weather.
  • To receive government alerts (such as Amber Alerts or emergency alerts), turn on Government Alerts.

To turn off all notifications, go to Settings > Notifications > Weather and turn off Allow Notifications.

Unyime Anthony is a gaming enthusiast specializing in first-in-class gaming content, including PS4, Xbox, Nintendo, and Movies, to educate and inform readers.