How to Set a Default Location in the iPhone Weather App

How to Set a Default Location in the Weather App 

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The Always on Location Tracking by Apple's Weather app can take a toll on your iPhone's battery life, but a couple of tweaks can improve your iPhone's performance and battery life without sacrificing the convenience of the Weather app. To rescue your battery life from the Weather app, you'll need to go to Settings first to disable Location Tracking and then pick a city to permanently display inside the Weather app. The following steps will allow you to monitor the weather and temperature near your home without the Weather apps' pesky power and performance drains, so let's get started.

Related: How to Turn Location Services On or Off on iPhone

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How to Set a Default Location in the iPhone Weather App

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Privacy.
  3. Tap Location Services.


     
  4. Scroll down and select Weather.
  5. Select Never under Allow Location Access.

Next, we'll select a permanent location to always display inside the Weather app.

  1. Open the Weather app.
  2. Tap the bulleted list in the bottom right corner.


     
  3. Select the + icon in the lower right corner.
  4. Type your desired default location in the search bar.
  5. Locate the correct location on the search results and tap that location to continue.


     
  6. The new location appears at the bottom of the locations list.
  7. Gently press your finger on the new location until it pops out slightly.
  8. Drag the new location to the top of the locations list.​

Now you know how to manage your locations in the Weather app. Cheers to longer battery life!

 

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