As the UK plunges into another icy cold snap, many will be wondering if they’ll be facing more snowfall in the coming days.
If you’ve got an iPhone, then there’s a little-known trick you can employ to give you advanced warning.
When Apple overhauled its Weather app as part of an operating system upgrade, it added the option to ping users an alert in the event of snow.
As well as receiving an alert a few minutes before the snow comes down, users will also be told when it’s about to stop. If you have multiple locations saved on your weather app, you can set alerts for each one.
Here’s how to access it:
- Tap on Settings, scroll down to Privacy and tap on Location Services.
- Scroll down to Weather and tap on it. Then, tap on the location setting for Always.
- For even more accurate results, toggle on the Precise Location option.
- From there, exit the Settings menu and open the Weather app directly.
- Tap the menu item on the bottom right (three dots and three horizontal lines) and you’ll see the ‘Stay Dry’ option in a box at the top.
- Tap ‘Turn on Notifications’ to set up the alerts.
‘iPhones are packed full of technology with great features, settings and shortcuts. But the fact that they have so many features, means it can be impossible to know everything they are capable of,’ said Ben Branson, CEO of Fonehouse.
‘Whether you’re new to Apple, or just wanting to learn more about what your iPhone can do, we hope this hidden tip is useful and can help you make the most out of your smartphone.’