How to Get Weather on Your Apple Watch Face

Get the daily forecast on your wrist

What to Know

  • Tap the weather complication on your Apple Watch to view basic details, including temperature, wind speed, and conditions.
  • If it isn't displayed on your iPhone, tap Watch > Watch Face > Complications > an option > Weather to change what is shown.
  • Change the city displayed by tapping on your iPhone, Watch > Weather > Default City, and selecting the one you wish to use.

This article teaches you how to get the weather on your Apple Watch face. It also looks at adding different elements such as location, temperature, and more. 

How Do I Get Weather on My Apple Watch? 

Checking the weather on your Apple Watch is one of the simplest things to do with your new smartwatch. That's because the vast majority of watch faces come with the weather built-in. Here's how to view it comprehensively.

  1. Tap your Apple Watch face or lift your wrist up.

  2. Tap the Weather complication.

  3. View the current temperature.

    Apple Watch with Weather app open.
  4. Scroll down to view wind speed, UV index, air pollution and information for the coming days.

How to Adjust Weather Settings on Your Apple Watch

If you want to view more specific information about the weather, including changing the location, it's easier to browse via the Apple Watch Weather app. Here's what to do.

  1. Unlock your Apple Watch by tapping the digital crown.

  2. Tap the Weather app.

  3. Tap Viewing.

  4. Tap Conditions or Precipitation to see a different overview.

    Apple Watch Weather App with viewing options highlighted.
  5. To add a city, scroll down and tap Add City.

  6. Draw the letters of the city then tap Search.

    Apple Watch Weather app with Add City highlighted.

    On the Apple Watch Series 7, you can type in the city name with the keyboard.

How to Change the City Shown on Your Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch face is currently displaying a city you don't wish to view, it's possible to change via your iPhone. Here's what to do.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.

  2. Scroll down and tap Weather.

  3. Tap the city next to Default City.

  4. Tap the city you wish to change to.

    Steps on iPhone to add a city to Weather app.

    To add more cities, you need to use the Weather app on your iPhone to search for them first.

How to Get Weather on Your Apple Watch Using Siri

If you prefer to use your voice to look up the weather, the process is even more straightforward. Here's what to do.

  1. Raise your wrist and say "Hey Siri" to your Apple Watch.

    If raising your wrist does not work, hold the digital crown in until the listening indicator appears.

  2. Say "What's the forecast for [desired location]?"

  3. Alternatively, say "what's the temperature in [desired location]?"

Why Is the Weather Not Showing on My Apple Watch Face?

Many watch faces have a weather complication already included. If yours does not, here's how to add a relevant Apple Watch face as well as critical weather-related complications.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.

  2. Tap the watch face under My Faces.

  3. Scroll down to Complications.

  4. Tap one of the options.

  5. Tap More under Weather.

  6. Choose what you would like to have displayed. 

    Steps on iPhone to add weather complication to Apple Watch face.
  7. Close the app and wait a moment for the changes to be implemented on your Apple Watch.

FAQ
  • Why does my Apple Watch say 'Loading Weather'?

    If your Apple Watch is having difficulty loading the weather, you may need to update your Watch and iPhone to the latest operating system versions. Or, the problem might be that you have to set your current location: Launch your iPhone's Watch app and go to My Watch > Weather > Default City > Choose Current Location. Or, you may need to turn on location services.

  • How do I make Apple Watch weather my current location?

    To make your Apple Watch weather reflect your current location, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap My Watch > Weather > Default City. Tap Current Location to use your current location as the default.

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