How to Create a Weather Lock Screen on iPhone in iOS 16

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With iOS 16, you have various ways of customizing the wallpaper for your Lock Screen. One way you can customize your Lock Screen wallpaper is to display the weather conditions of your current location. Let's check out how to create a Weather Lock Screen on your iPhone.

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  • Have quick access to your current location's weather conditions.
  • Dodge time trying to access apps to check the weather. 

How to Set Up a Weather Lock Screen on iPhone

Not only will the Weather Lock Screen display your location and its weather conditions, but the background will also match the conditions. For example, if it's raining in your location, the background will show a rainy sky.

The Weather Lock Screen requires you to enable your Location Services for the Weather app. If you need a recap on turning your Location Services on, we've got you covered. Even though you can add other locations to your Weather app, it isn’t possible to see dynamic weather for a location other than where you currently are. This may become an option in the future. For now, here's how to set up the Weather Lock Screen on your iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap Wallpaper.

  3. Tap Add New Wallpaper.

  4. Tap either the Weather icon or the Weather pre-set option.

  5. If desired, you can add widgets.

  6. Tap Add.

    Tap Add

Pro Tip:

The Weather Wallpaper is one of the new iOS 16 dynamic wallpapers that replaced live photo wallpapers. Learn more about alternative ways to set a live photo as an iPhone wallpaper here.

Now your Lock Screen will show the weather conditions in your location!

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.