Display the Weather on an iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 12

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Although the primary focus of iOS 12 was stability and overall performance, it also included a neat hidden feature; weather updates on the lock screen. If you use Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone or iPad, you're only a few steps away from setting your lock screen to display the weather every morning (or evening) when you wake up. Using Location Services and the Weather app, your device will greet you every morning with a brief forecast.

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For the following VisiHow tutorial, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.1.4.

Get the Weather on Lock Screen iOS 12

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  1. 1
    Open the Settings app.
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  2. 2
    Tap Do Not Disturb.
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  3. 3
    Tap the toggle switch to enable Do Not Disturb mode.
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  4. 4
    Tap the switch next to Scheduled, as well as Bedtime, then tap From To.
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  5. 5
    Adjust both From and To (Quiet Hours), tap Back, then Back once more to return to the main Settings screen.
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  6. 6
    Tap Privacy.
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  7. 7
    Tap the switch to turn on Location Services.
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  8. 8
    Tap Weather.
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  9. 9
    Select Always, then close the Settings app.
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  10. 10
    Once Quiet Hours has concluded, you'll be greeted with a weather update for your local area every morning or evening, depending on your schedule.
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Tips, Tricks, and Warnings

  • When Locations services are running for long periods, it will drain your device's battery quicker. Ensure your phone or tablet is connected to power (charging) overnight or during Quiet Hours when using lock screen weather feature.
  • To turn the weather off on your lock screen, change the Weather app's location access permissions to either Never or While Using the App (Step #9).

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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