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iPhone Has Clever Feature That Warns You When It's About To Rain

Claire Reid

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iPhone Has Clever Feature That Warns You When It's About To Rain

With sunshine and blue skies a distant memory, you may be pleased to learn that your iPhone has a special feature that will alert you when there's rain incoming so you don't end up getting soaked. Clever, eh?

The new update will let you know when rain, hail or snow is set to fall and give you a little heads up.

The update is part of Apple's overhaul of its Weather app, and only takes a few seconds to set up.

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple

For it to work you'll need the latest iOS - iOS15 - which launched in September, if you've got that all set and ready to go but you'll need to make sure your Weather app has permission to see your location.

You can do this by heading to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select Always - to make it even more accurate opt for 'Precise Location' access.

Then double check that your Weather app can send notifications, which you can do by going to: Settings > Notifications > Weather > Allow Notifications, and then select which type of alerts you want.

And finally, you need to set up weather alerts.

In the Weather app, tap the list icon in the bottom right and you'll see an option called Stay Dry.

If that's not there, hit the three dots in the top right and find Notifications - then Turn On Notifications and hit the little switch for My Location, before finally hitting Done.

And now you're good to go.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The next time rain or snow is about to start in your area, you'll get a little warning on your phone, so you can hopefully head indoors or at least grab your brolly.

And this isn't the only handy feature included in the update - there's also the Back Tap, which will allow you to quickly perform numerous actions, such as activating Siri or taking a screenshot, by simply tapping the back of your iPhone.

To get Back Tap working, you simply head to Settings and then to Accessibility, before selecting Touch.

In this section you can scroll down to 'Back Tap', where you'll have the choice to turn on 'Double Tap' or 'Triple Tap' functions - you can set up a shortcut for each from a list of more than two dozen options.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Technology, Apple, iPhone

Claire Reid
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