iOS 15/14: Weather Widget Not Working on iPhone, iPad in iOS/iPadOS: How to fix it!

Last Updated on Jul 29, 2021

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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 14? 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 the weather widget in iPhone.

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

Weather Widget Not Showing Up on iOS

From the day iOS 14 was announced and released, the Weather app and Weather Widget have become the pain in the head. To some extent, Apple developers have fixed the weather widget showing Cupertino, and other common problems. Still, if you’re experiencing issues with the weather widget, follow these tricks.

Make Sure Correct Location is Selected

To get the precise weather, it is recommended to choose the Current Location option or if that doesn’t work, set the city as in general. You should see and learn how to change the location on Weather Widget on iOS 14 or later.

  1. Touch and hold the Weather widget, and tap Edit Widget.
  2. Tap on Location.
  3. Verify Current Location is selected or you can set manually.

Your iPhone must be connected to Internet Connection

There is no doubt; the internet connection is a must for weather widgets to provide you with the latest forecast and details. If Weather Widget is not showing on iPhone correctly, then switch to Cellular Data or Wi-Fi whichever is applicable.

Reset Network Settings

If you’re experiencing issues with the Weather App, Clock App, World Clock, and more, resetting network setting’s the one right solution to deal with them all at once. However, it will delete all the saved Wi-Fi passwords from iPhone.

iOS 15 & later:-

  1. Navigate to the Settings
  2. Tap General.
  3. Select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  5. Enter the iPhone passcode, and confirm Reset.

iOS 14 & Earlier:-

  1. Navigate to the Settings
  2. Tap General.
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings.
  5. Enter the iPhone passcode, and confirm Reset.

Update iPhone

As I said earlier, tones of glitches and bugs are already dealt with by Apple Developers, however, if you haven’t updated the iPhone to the latest firmware, you’re missing the taste of iOS 14 rather than enjoying incredible features.

Connect the iPhone to the Wi-Fi network, and if possible put it to charge.

  1. Go to the Settings
  2. Tap General.
  3. Then hit Software Update

To reinstall the Weather app, open the App Store, and search the Weather app, and install it.

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.

iOS 15 or Later

  1. If you are not able to customize the Today widget screen with the Weather widget on an iOS device. then First add the Weather widget to your iPhone home screen.
  2. and Drage the Widget to Next before the first Home page screen on iPhone. The weather widget automatically moves into the Today widget screen.move-weather-widget-to-iphone-today-view-screen
  3. That’s it. Tap on Done to save the Changes.add-weather-widget-to-today-widget-screen-on-iphone-and-save
  4. Once the widget is in iPhone’s today widget, Long press on to see the Edit Weather widget option and Make changes like Change a Default City location. More options are Edit the Home screen or Remove Widget.touch-and-hold-on-widget-to-edit-weather-widget-on-iphone-today-view-screen
  5. That’s it.

➡️ More Tips: Change Weather Temperature and Default City in Widget

iOS 14 or Earlier

  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
  • Step #3: Check if you have added the “Weather Widget”.
  • 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
  • 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 the Volume Down button.
    Step #3: Next, press and hold the Side button and release it when you see the 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 the 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 latest iOS or not.

    Solution 4: Reset Location and Privacy

    If the above fix didn’t work for the Weather widget not working iOS 14 then try resetting location and privacy

    iOS 15 or Later

    • Open Settings app on iPhone > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Location & Privacy.

    iOS 14 & Earlier

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

    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 or VPN & Device Management.
    Turn off VPN on iPhone settings
    Turn off VPN on iPhone settings
  • 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 a Weather Widget bug for your iPhone model. Do update then try to test it!

    Above given trick is also useful whenever the Weather app

    I believe that through this guide you can get rid of the Weather Widget issue on your phone or iPad. Like it? Did you have success? Don’t Miss out to Share that trick in the comments!

    Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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