How to Fix Apple Watch Weather Not Updating (2023)

Find the solutions to resolve your Apple Watch weather not updating.

What to Know

  • Check your Bluetooth connection to ensure your iPhone and Apple Watch are connected.
  • Check your Weather app location settings to confirm that the app can access your location.
  • Reset your Apple Watch sync data, and, in worst-case scenarios, unpair and re-pair your watch.

Having the Weather app on your Apple Watch allows you to easily check temperatures and get weather alerts without having to take out your iPhone. If you are seeing no weather data on Apple Watch, we are here to help. In this article, we will be going over possible solutions to help you resolve your Apple Watch weather not updating.

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Troubleshooting Apple Watch Weather Not Updating

If you are wondering why the weather won’t load on your Apple Watch, the first thing to do is check for updates on both your iPhone and on your Apple Watch. Next, try restarting your iPhone and Apple Watch.

The next thing to check is your Bluetooth connection. Your Apple Watch requires a Bluetooth connection to communicate with your iPhone. For more ways to keep your apps running smoothly, be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter.

How to Check Bluetooth Connection on iPhone

The quickest way to check your iPhone’s Bluetooth connection is in the control center.

  1. Swipe down from the top right of your screen to open the Control Center.

    Swipe down from the top right of your screen to open the Control Center.
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon so that it turns gray to turn off your Bluetooth connection.

    Tap the Bluetooth icon so that it turns gray to turn off your Bluetooth connection.
  3. Tap the Bluetooth icon again so that it turns blue, indicating that Bluetooth is turned on.

    Tap the Bluetooth icon again so that it turns blue, indicating that Bluetooth is turned on.

Once you’ve verified that your iPhone has Bluetooth turned on, you will need to check your Apple Watch’s Bluetooth connection.

How to Check Bluetooth Connection on Apple Watch

Now that you’ve confirmed Bluetooth is working on your iPhone, make sure it is also working on your Apple Watch.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.

    Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll down and tap Bluetooth.

    Scroll down and tap Bluetooth.
  3. Scroll down and tap the toggle next to Bluetooth so that it turns gray.

    Scroll down and tap the toggle next to Bluetooth so that it turns gray.
  4. Tap the toggle again so that it turns green, indicating that Bluetooth has been turned back on.

    Tap the toggle again so that it turns green, indicating that Bluetooth has been turned back on.

Now that you’ve confirmed that Bluetooth is working on both devices and that they are connected, we can move on to more technical solutions.

How to Check Location Settings

Apple Watch not showing weather? Your Apple Watch gets its weather data from the Weather app on your iPhone, so your next step is to double-check your location settings:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

    Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Privacy & Security.

    Tap Privacy & Security.
  3. Tap Location Services.

    Tap Location Services.
  4. Tap the Weather app.

    Tap the Weather app.
  5. Tap Always.

    Tap Always.
  6. Tap the toggle next to Precise Location, if it is not already green.

    Tap the toggle next to Precise Location, if it is not already green.

By allowing the Weather app to always access your precise location, you can ensure you are receiving the latest weather data for your area.

How to Close App on Apple Watch

Sometimes completely closing out of an app and re-opening it can help resolve issues. If your Apple Watch weather app is giving you trouble, here’s how to close it:

  1. Open the Weather app.

    Open the Weather app.
  2. Press and hold the side button until the power options menu comes up.

    Press and hold the side button until the power options menu comes up.
  3. Press and hold the Digital Crown until the screen zooms out to your app screen.

    Press and hold the Digital Crown until the screen zooms out to your app screen.

Now that you’ve force closed the Weather app, just tap it again to re-open it.

How to Reset Sync Data

If your Apple Watch weather is not updating, your watch may simply be out of sync with your iPhone. You can safely reset sync data without losing anything important. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Watch app.

    Open the Watch app.
  2. Tap General.

    Tap General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Reset.

    Scroll down and tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset Sync Data.

    Tap Reset Sync Data.

Once you reset your Apple Watch sync data, it will automatically start re-syncing, including weather data.

How to Unpair & Re-pair Apple Watch

The last thing you should try if your Apple Watch weather is not updating is unpairing your Apple Watch and re-pairing it. Check out this article about pairing your Apple Watch to a new iPhone. The steps covered in that article can also be followed if you are simply unpairing from your own phone and re-connecting it.

Warning: Unpairing your Apple Watch will wipe all data from the device and reset it as if it were brand new. However, your iPhone will create a backup prior to this, so when re-pairing your watch, you will be able to restore any lost data.

If you are still having trouble with your Apple Watch weather not updating after trying all of the above solutions, you may need to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a passionate writer and Apple enthusiast. When he’s not drafting iPhone Life articles, he prefers to spend his free time gaming with friends, watching anime with his wife, or playing with his three cats.