iPadOS 16 is finally available for iPad users and brings new features such as Stage Manager and iCloud Shared Photo Library. The update also adds the Weather app for the first time on iPad, as it was previously available exclusively on iPhone. Read on for a hands-on overview of the new Weather app for iPad and tips on how you can use all of its features.
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Apple’s weather app is now on the iPad
For years, the iPad never had a native Weather app, so users had to download third-party apps from the App Store. Thankfully, with iPadOS 16, Apple has brought its own Weather app to iPad. iPhone users are probably familiar with the app, but there are tricks that not everyone knows about.
Since Apple acquired Dark Sky in 2020, the Weather app on iPhone has gained several new features. With iOS 15, Apple overhauled the app’s animations while adding more detailed maps and information. All of these features are also available in the iPad app.
Once you open the app, you will find a nice overview of the weather forecast at your current location or in the city you have chosen. There are details such as hourly forecast, 10 day forecast, wind, visibility, precipitation map, UV index and sunrise time. With a simple scroll you can find even more details in the app.
But here’s where things get even more interesting. If you tap on one of the information cards, the app shows you even more details about the weather. For example, tapping on the sunrise map brings up a graph that also shows the time of sunset and last light. You can also tap the forecast to see temperature variations over a 24-hour period.
There are also interactive maps that can display different information depending on what you choose. Tap the precipitation map to enlarge it with an animated 12-hour forecast. By tapping the options button in the top right of the screen, you can also see a representation of the current temperature for each region on the map.
Add more cities or your current location to the app
One of the great things about Apple’s Weather app is that you can select multiple cities to check the weather forecast for each one. Simply press the button at the top left of the screen to show or hide the list. There you can use the search bar to find a city or even an airport.
To add a new city to your list, just press the Add button. And, if you want to remove a city from your list, swipe from right to left on the list to remove it.
The app is able to detect your current location, so you don’t need to add it manually. However, this option requires you to allow the Weather app to use your location in the privacy settings. Of course, you can also choose not to share your location with the app. Here’s how to change these settings:
- Open the Settings application.
- Go to the Privacy and Security menu.
- Picking out Rental services.
- Look for Time in the list.
- Choose the the option you want.
Configure weather alerts
The Weather app on the iPad can also provide important alerts based on your location. For example, it can alert you to rain, snow, and other relevant conditions. To do this, open the list of cities in the app and press the three dots button. Next, choose the Notifications option and enable alerts for the cities you want.
It should be noted, however, that notifications are not available for all cities.
Finally, iPad users can also quickly check the current weather directly from the home screen by adding a widget:
- Press and hold the Weather app icon on your iPad’s home screen.
- Choose the Change home screen option.
- Press the + button in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Look for Time in the list.
- Choose the widget you want and press Add widget.
Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of the Weather app on your iPad. Do you know any other tricks for the app? Let us know in the comments section below.
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