How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Aug 4, 2017 - 5 Comments

Get weather from Maps in iOS

Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or exploring the in Maps application in iOS, and want to get the weather report of your destination or of a specific location, directly from the Maps app on iPhone?

The latest versions of Apple Maps for iOS include a little weather report widget that will give you the temperature and weather info of a particular location in Maps. Going further, if you have an iPhone with 3D Touch, then you can use a little 3D Touch trick to get a weather forecast directly from the Maps app in iOS and even add that destination to your Weather app too.

How to View the Weather in Maps for iOS on iPhone

  1. Open the Maps app on the iPhone and enter any location as usual
  2. Once the location has loaded in Maps app, look in the lower right corner of the Maps app for a little tiny weather widget – this will show you the temperature and a weather icon for that destination
  3. See the weather in Maps on iPhone

  4. Bonus trick for 3D Touch equipped iPhone models: now 3D Touch on that weather icon to reveal a forecast and expanded weather info

This works with any location that Maps or Weather can gather weather data for, even seemingly in the middle of nowhere it usually will pull weather data from a nearby weather station, so give it a try with cities, towns, or even rural spots that are off the beaten path.

3D Touch Maps Weather Tricks

If you soft press with 3D Touch, you will see a forecast and more detailed weather information.

Get weather details Maps 3D Touch trick

If you firm press with 3D Touch, the Maps app will redirect that location to the Weather app and ask if you’d like to add it to the Weather app, or just view that location in Weather app for more specific weather information like wind speed, humidity, heat index, chance of rain, and extended forecasts.

Add a location to Weather app from Maps app

Of course if you don’t have 3D Touch, don’t feel too left out, you will still see the weather widget in the corner of the Maps app.

If you don’t see the weather details in the corner of Maps app when browsing destinations and locations, you may have an older version of iOS and need to update your system software to gain this ability in the Maps app for iPhone.

Remember, you an also retrieve weather information from Spotlight in iOS or even get weather info from Siri too, from either iPhone or iPad.

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

5 Comments

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  1. Michael says:

    *very* cool, and *very* helpful – thank you! :)

  2. Robert B says:

    Nice…….but I never had the Maps.app working on my iPhone. It always states that there is no internet connection, while every single other app that needs an internet connection works, incl. Google Maps. Nobody was ever able to advise how to solve this. And this is years already

  3. Nita says:

    Amazing, thank you!

  4. rm says:

    Wow, this is practically an Easter egg, I thought it was just the temperature on the map.

    Great tip, thank you!

  5. LM says:

    Thanks for the tip. Is there any app that will overlay weather radar info over maps for driving. A friend has this in her car. Seems like it should be easy to do but haven’t found it. Would be especially helpful when driving long trips and want to be aware of dangerous weather ahead.

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