Weather Widget Not Working on iPhone, iPad in iOS 12/iOS 14/13.5.1/iPadOS: How to fix it!

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Your Phone Weather Widget doesn’t refresh cause weather widget not working problem may occur due to Weather Widget not updating and show the wrong city. Get All Fix at a glance.

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We all know how Weather App and Weather widget is much important to us. Somehow it gives proper information about the weather of any country or city right from the single tap. But if you like to know the weather of the current location in single touch then the weather widget is the best option available for you.

Weather widget can also create a huge mess for you. At that time so many questions pop in our mind like what could be the reason behind the weather widget not working in iOS 12? Don’t worry, simply follow this tutorial and you will come to know how to fix the weather widget not updating on iPhone in simple English ‘’Weather widget unable to load’’ and what are the requirements to use weather widget in iPhone.

Get Rid of Weather Widget Not Working or Updating after iOS update on iPhone

Solution 1: Quick fix Weather Widget Not Showing Up On The Screen

Before digging up some time-consuming workarounds, we will start with the simple one.

  1. Step #1: On the Lock Screen or Home screen, swipe right from left.
  2. Step #2: Next, scroll down the screen to the last and tap on “Edit”.

    Add Weather Widget on iPhone under today widget
    Add Weather Widget on iPhone under today widget
  3. Step #3: Check if you have added the “Weather Widget”.
  4. Step #4: If it is not in the widget panel then tap on (+) and then tap “Done”.

    Add New Widget on iPhone today view
    Add New Widget on iPhone today view
  5. If the weather widget is already there then follow the same steps and tap on (-) red button and remove it. Tap “Done”. Now restart the iPhone and then add the weather widget.

Looking for a quick guide to hard restart the iOS device? Check out how to hard restart iPhone X/8/8Plus/7/7Plus/6S

Tip For iPhone 11, Pro Max, iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and quickly release Volume Down button.
Step #3: Next, press and hold the Side button and release it when you see Apple logo on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus

Trick For iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus users

  • Step #1: Press and hold the Volume down button and power button together until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For other iPhone 6S and earlier/iPad

  • Step #1: Press and hold the Power button and Home button and release it when the Apple logo appears.

So now, you can check whether the weather widget is working on iPhone like before.

Force Restart iPhone 5S iPhone 6 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Problem: Have You Found the issues on iPadOS Weather Widget [Pinned/Favorite]

Latest iPadOS, We can pin our favorite widget on the iPad Home screen just like the below screen. In this case, many iPad users are felt about, they can’t enable or Turn on Pinned Widgets on iPad’s Home screen. if Widget is not pinned then we can enable all favorite widget just on iPad Screen at a glance. and it’s very comfortable. and the extended feature is Select and Add 2 widgets on the iPad home screen. and Others we can see by swipe un finger on iPad widget screen. That’s it. Look after that if you have Different kinds of problem-related to Weather Widget Won’t load data on iPadOS or Showing message like Enable location Service for Weather.

Fixes for Weather Widget not working
Fixes for Weather Widget not working

Solution #2: Enable Location for Weather App

When you enable location for weather app it will keep local weather up to date. Else if you have selected “While using the app” then it will only update the weather of your current location when you will open the Weather App.

  • Step #1: Open the “Settings” app on your iOS Device.
  • Step #2: Tap on the “Privacy”.

    Enable Location Services on iPhone
    Enable Location Services on iPhone
  • Step #3: Tap “Location Services”.
  • Step #4: Tap “Weather” and there choose “While Using the App”. and then try again.

    Enable Location Services for Weather app on iPhone
    Enable Location Services for Weather app on iPhone
  • That’s it.

Solution 3: Turn on Background App Refresh for Weather App

This option will enable the weather app to run smoothly on your iOS device.

  • Step #1: Launch “Settings” and open “General”.
  • Step #2: Turn on “Background App Refresh” and then enable the “Weather” App for the same.

    Enable Backgroud App Refresh for Weather Widget on iPhone
    Enable Background App Refresh for Weather Widget on iPhone

Once the procedure is completed, reboot the iPhone and then check out the weather widget not working is fixed in iOS 12 or not.

Solution 4: Reset Location and Privacy

Reset Location Service and Other on iPhone
Reset Location Service and Other on iPhone

If above fix didn’t work for Weather widget not working iOS 12 then try resetting location and privacy

Step #1: Open “Settings” and tap “General”.
Step #2: Tap “Reset”.
Step #3: Next, tap on “Reset Location & Privacy”.

Solution 5: Reset All Settings on your iPhone or iPad

The above troubleshoot must work if your device is affected by the minor bug, if not then try this one. Resetting All Settings will not remove your media and other stuff, instead, it will remove Wi-Fi passwords and website sign-ins.

Step #1: Open “Settings” and tap “General”.
Step #2: Locate “Reset” and tap on it.
Step #3: Tap “Reset All Settings”.

Solution 6: Uninstall and Reinstall the Weather App

Delete Weather app on iPhone
Delete Weather app on iPhone

Another reliable way to fix Weather Widget not working after updating iPhone is to totally remove the Weather app and again install in your iPhone.

Just press and hold on the “Weather” App and then tap on (X) and delete it.

Here’s how to Delete Apps in iOS 12

Solution 7: Remove VPN or Disable VPN

Your iPhone is running on a VPN network, that could be possible that your iPhone doesn’t find the actual location of your iPhone, or Some Security problem exists on your iPhone, iPad. Try to Disable VPN from the Settings app or Delete VPN app/Profile also.

  1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone > General > VPN.

    Turn off VPN on iPhone settings
    Turn off VPN on iPhone settings
  2. Next, Disable the VPN and Delete the VPN profile from the iPhone.

    Remove VPN or Delete VPN Profile on iPhone
    Remove VPN or Delete VPN Profile on iPhone

Solution 8: Check for the Updates

It is also possible that there are dozens of iPhone users are facing weather widget not working and so to fix this dramatic issue the Apple has released the new software update. Go and check for the updates.

Step #1: Go to “Settings” and open “General”.
Step #2: Tap on “Software Updates”.

suppose, you facing the error then try to fix Unable to check for update

So in case, you have the latest iOS update then please Download and install it on your Phone. I hope, the current version might have Weather Widget bug for your iPhone model. Do update then try to test it!

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Above given trick also useful whenever the Weather app

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