How to Get Weather Alerts on iPhone

Receive advance notice of when it is going to rain or snow!

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Your weather notification settings can make sure you receive updates letting you know that it's likely to start raining or snowing soon. This way, you can plan around inclement weather and not get caught unprepared. Let's cover how to turn on weather alerts on your iPhone.

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Plan ahead for adverse driving or travel conditions.
  • Know whether you should grab a jacket, umbrella, or other gear before going out.

How to Set Up Weather Alerts on iPhone

Since location tracking is necessary to send you relevant notifications, you'll want to turn on Location Services if you haven't already. For more handy iPhone notification tips, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to get weather notifications on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Weather app.

  2. Tap the list icon in the bottom-right corner.

    Tap the list icon in the bottom-right corner. This is how to get alerts on iPhone for rain and snow.
  3. If you see a prompt suggesting you turn on weather alerts, tap Turn On Notifications.

    Tap Turn On Notifications to get iPhone severe weather alerts.
  4. If you don't see the prompt shown above, tap the More icon

    If you want to change your Notifications settings again later, tap the (…) icon in the top right.
  5. Tap Notifications

    Then tap Notifications.
  6. Tap Continue.

    Tap Continue. This is how to set weather alerts on iPhone.
  7. Tap Allow.

    Tap Allow. This is how to turn on weather alerts.
  8. If you want to receive weather alerts for your nearby location, tap to enable the My Location toggle

  9. If you'd like to receive weather notifications for a specific location regardless of where you currently are, you can tap to enable the toggle for any of your saved locations. 

That's all there is to it! Now that weather notifications have been enabled, you'll be better prepared and more able to plan around inclement weather. 

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Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on