Your iPhone has a hidden snow alert that reveals when it’s about to start

WORRIED about getting snowed on? Or maybe you want notice so you can dash outside? You need to set up iPhone snow alerts.

Millions of iPhones have a hidden setting that gives you snow alerts based on your location.

You should turn Stay Dry notifications on right now

You should turn Stay Dry notifications on right nowCrédito: manzana / El sol

It’s seriously handy and totally free to set up.

If snow, hail or rain is about to start where you are, it’ll warn you.

This gives you time to run for cover, turn around on your walk, or pop open the umbrella.

Or if you’re a fan of wintry conditions, you can grab some gloves and dash out for a snowball fight.

The feature couldn’t come at a better time, as winter chills grip the northern hemisphere.

It’s linked to the huge overhaul of the new iPhone Weather app that rolled out with iOS 15 en septiembre 2021.

Apple’s Weather app wasn’t always brilliant – and has previously been mocked.

But the new version is significantly better, and could stop you from getting drenched.

It only takes a few seconds to activate these alerts.

How to enable weather alerts on your iPhone

Primero, make sure you’re updated to iOS 15 (or even better, iOS 16) – go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Then grant the Weather app your location info, otherwise it won’t work.

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select Always.

You’ll get even better alerts if you grant Precise Location access.

próximo, make sure the Weather app can send notifications.

Go to Settings > Notifications > Weather > Allow Notifications, and then select which type of alerts you want.

Finalmente, you then need to enable weather alerts.

Go into the Weather app and choose the list icon in the bottom-right.

At the top you’ll see an option called Stay Dry.

If that doesn’t appear, tap the three dots in the top right and then go to Notifications.

Tap Turn On Notifications, and then activate the switch for My Location.

Then tap Done in the top-right and it should work.

Now you’ll get a warning just before it’s about to start snowing, hailing or raining where you are.

The Weather app can also give you a timeline of precipitation (including snow) overlaid on a map

The Weather app can also give you a timeline of precipitation (including snow) overlaid on a mapCrédito: manzana

Featured Image Credit: manzana / Unsplash / El sol

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