iOS’s Weather app is one of the most useful and used apps today, as people can sometimes plan their whole day depending on what the forecast is. With the new iOS 16 update, you can put the Weather widget on your lock screen and get a snippet of information readily. For weather enthusiasts, though, there’s more hiding in iOS 16’s new updates that provide you with more information in an easier-to-digest way. Read on to find out more details about these changes.
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iOS 16 Weather App New Updates
To access the iOS Weather app’s new updates, you can simply tap on each respective module to bring up more in-depth information. Here are the modules you can click on:
If you click on the main hourly temperature module (the first one that comes up in the Weather app) then you can show a more detailed graph of when it’ll be hottest or coldest throughout the day. Or, if you click on the 10-day forecast you can open up a screen where you can sort through each day’s temperature, precipitation levels, etc. These statistics are useful if you’re planning to go out at a certain hour of the day and want to see how to dress appropriately. Also, if you’re planning a trip you can have a more detailed analysis of the week’s weather.
Air pollution has become an increasingly important issue to tackle, and Apple has been including air quality data in the Weather app for some time now. If you click on the Air Quality module, you can see a map of your location that shows how bad air pollution may be in the area. If you have certain conditions that make you sensitive to pollution, you can check this module out before deciding to go out or not.
Almost everyone checks the Weather app to see if it’s going to rain or not. What’s awesome about the iOS 16 Weather app new updates is that you can open a map of your area, just like the Air Quality module, and see where rainfall is likely. You also have the option to see how much rain could fall at what hour of the day.
Another issue that’s increasingly important is the understanding of how the sun affects our skin. To combat skin cancer or wrinkles, you can consult the UV Index module to see how bad the sun may be at certain hours of the day. The module will also give you a text notification letting you know if you should wear any skin protection when going outside (which you should do no matter what anyway!).
Sunset & Sunrise
The sunset and sunrise indicators have always been cool, even in older iOS versions, but you never really got in-depth detail about them. Previously, you would be told that the sun would rise or set at a certain time, and that would be that. Now, you can see a cool graph that shows peak exactly what time the sun rises, the peak sunlight, and when it sets.
If you live in a windy area, you know that doing your hair all nice is pointless. Clicking on the Wind module means you can see exactly how strong the wind will be throughout the day and which direction it’ll be blowing in. Maybe try avoiding wearing a hat on those extremely windy days.
The Humidity module shows you humidity levels in six-hour increments throughout the day. If you live in an extremely hot, humid, and wet country, you may be interested in keeping this one close to you.
One of the most important iOS 16 Weather app new updates is the in-depth detail you receive for severe weather warnings. Also known as amber alerts, you can turn this setting on and receive notifications about weather events near you. If there are extremely strong winds, a flood, or a fire, you can receive an informative notification so you can plan around those events.
iOS 16 Weather App New Updates for iPad
The new iPadOS 16 allows for iPads to access the Weather app, too. Previously, users of the tablet had to switch over to their iPhones or use another third-party app. The iPad Weather app can provide you with more upfront information due to the bigger screen resolution. So, if you don’t want to go around navigating modules on your iPhone, you may be interested in the iPad app instead.