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 Apple Weather app on the iPhone automatically picks up your location and displays the current weather and temperature in your location. However, too many active location services can slow down internet speed and drain your battery. The following steps will allow you to set a default location in your iPhone weather app and turn off those pesky power eaters while still always knowing the current weather and temperature in your location. 

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

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Open your iPhone Weather app. Tap the bulleted list in the bottom right corner to display saved weather locations.


Select the + in the lower right corner. Type your desired default location and tap the correct one. 


The new addition will appear at the bottom of your available weather locations. Hold your finger on the new location until it raises and slide it to the top of the page.


To turn off the automatic location finder, go to Settings > Privacy.


Tap Location Services and scroll down until you find Weather.


Select Never under Allow Location Access. Return to the Weather app; the automatic location will be gone and your default location will be set!


Cheers to longer battery life!


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