Get Weather on iPad with the Clock App

Sep 21, 2012 - 7 Comments

Get weather through the Clock app on iPad

iOS 6 brought with it a new feature that lets iPad users finally get weather on the device without downloading a third party apps: the new Clock app. Yup, there’s a new clock app for iPad users only, and it does all the things the iPhone and iPod touch clock app did, plus the ability to get the current temperature:

  • Launch Clock, tap on “World Clock” on the bottom
  • Enter the location(s) you want the current weather for

At a glance, World Clock shows the weather and temperature along with the times for each location around the world you specified.

Weather around the world as shown in Clock on iPad

You can also tap on a specific location to see a larger version of the clock with the current temperature indicated, as shown in the screenshot at top. The Clock app has limitations though, mainly that it will only provide the current temperatures in locations, so you won’t find any forecasting. For that you’ll want to use Siri or a third party app.

By the way, the full-screen clock makes a great screensaver of sorts for the iPad while it’s sitting around not in use. To have the full screen Clock stay visible, just turn off auto-dimming and screen locking.

Weather is obviously a fairly minor and subtle feature, but it’s very much appreciated.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Xavier says:

    You add more than 6 clocks by swiping the top area to the right,

    • Tom Swift says:

      I only need three clocks, not the default six. Doesn’t seem to be an option to delete empty clocks. Or at least, I haven’t found it…

  2. Jos says:

    Clock design stolen from Swiss Railways. Apple being sued as we speak.

  3. Nonentity says:

    It’s also worth noting that the unit of measurement (°C or °F) you set in the Clocks app will also affect the unit of measurement Siri will report.

  4. Jim says:

    The full-screen clock would make a glorious background screen

  5. Maged says:

    Weather doesn’t shows up on clock app

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