How to Use the Revamped Weather App on Apple Watch (watchOS 10)

What to Know

  • watchOS 10 has completely revamped and redesigned the Weather app on the Apple Watch.
  • The new version of the app is easier to navigate and appears less buggy in its early months.

With Apple releasing watchOS 10 this fall, Apple Watch lovers will be very interested to know that the Weather app has been completely redesigned. This new version is easier to use and doesn't seem to have many bugs that the previous app struggled with. If you're ready to learn how the new Weather app on Apple Watch works, keep reading!

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How to Use Apple Watch Weather App in watchOS 10

System Requirements

This tip works on Apple Watches running watchOS 10 or later. Find out how to update to watchOS 10.

One of the more exciting updates coming with the new watchOS is the redesigned Weather app. In the past, I have actually deleted Weather as a complication on my watch face because I felt the app just didn't work very well. With watchOS 10, I'm finding the app much easier to navigate. If you like being kept up to date about Apple's latest software releases, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

  1. On your Apple Watch, open the Weather app.

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  2. The first screen will be your local weather. 

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  3. Spin the digital crown up or scroll up to access hourly changes.

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  4. Spin the digital crown up or scroll up again to access the weekly forecast. Spin the crown down again to return to the main screen.

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  5. Tap the list button to access other saved locations. You can tap a location to open it.

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  6. Scroll all the way down in locations and tap the Add button to add another.

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  7. Tap the button in the right corner to change the type of weather data you're viewing. 

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  8. From here, you can choose a variety of options, from wind to humidity.

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  9. You can also shuffle through these options by simply tapping the main display on the Weather home screen on your Apple Watch. It will shuffle through these options in the order they appear on the list. 

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  • How do I get the updated Weather app for Apple Watch? In order to gain access to the new and improved Apple Watch Weather app, you must update your Apple Watch to watchOS 10, released to the public in September 2023.
  • Why is my Weather app on my Apple Watch not loading? If you haven't already updated to watchOS 10, you may find that this is a common occurrence with the older version of the Weather app on Apple Watch. Try restarting your device and updating it to the latest watchOS.
  • Why does the Weather app on my Apple Watch look different? If you have automatic updates turned on for your Apple Watch, it is most likely that the watch updated to a new version of watchOS. Read the article above to learn how to use the new version!
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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.