How to enable weather alerts on iPhone

An iPhone with the Weather app open, demonstrating how to enable weather alerts on iPhone
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If you're sick of getting soaked, don't worry. You can now enable weather alerts on iPhone, which is invaluable if you live in a part of the world where the heavens might open at any given moment. Needless to say, as a Briton, I wholeheartedly support this.

This is just one of the features of the iPhone 13 family and iOS 15, which brought with it a bunch of cool new features and tricks, including one that could save you a ton of time. Luckily for you, we've put together a list of the hidden iPhone features everyone should know, so you can get to grips with all the tricks and time saving features iOS has to offer.

Weather alerts are tucked away in the Weather app and can even notify you of snow as well as rain. Enabling them is really easy, and could save you getting soaked on the way to work or school, as demonstrated in the video below from our TikTok channel, which contains even more iPhone tips.


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Want to know how to enable weather alerts on iPhone? Here's how.

Note: Location services must be enabled on your iPhone for this to work, which you can check by going to Settings>Privacy>Location Services and changing the toggle to the on position. Your iPhone must also be running iOS 15 and above.

How to enable weather alerts on iPhone

1. Open the Weather app and tap the three dots in the top-right. Then, tap "Notifications."

IOS 15 Weather app with three dots highlighted

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2. To turn on notifications for rain or snow in your current location, tap the toggle by "My Location" so it turns green. If you have any other locations saved in the Weather app, you can also turn on notifications for these places if you wish.

iPhone Weather app with locations highlighted

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And that's all there is to it. No more surprise soakings.

Now you've turned on weather alerts, be sure to check out another hidden feature within the iPhone Weather app. We've also got guides on how to mirror an iPhone's screen on PC, how to take a full page screenshot on iPhone and iPad, how to eject water from an iPhone using a Siri shortcut, how to record your iPhone screen, and a trick that boosts your headphone volume instantly on iPhone or iPad.

Dale Fox
Freelance Journalist

Dale Fox is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He's been a tech nerd ever since childhood, when he used the money from his first job as a paperboy to buy a subscription to GamesMaster magazine. Dale was previously a presenter and editor in China, where he also worked as a copywriter for OnePlus at its Shenzhen HQ.