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In iOS 12, Apple has included a somewhat hidden feature that lets you see the day's weather forecast on your iPhone's Lock Screen when you check it for the first time after waking up.

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The feature is part of Apple's Do Not Disturb at Bedtime mode, which prevents notifications from being displayed on your iPhone's Lock Screen when you're supposed to be sleeping.

Many users don't realize you can get the weather forecast to show on the Lock Screen because of the odd way that Apple has implemented the feature. Regardless, here's how to get it working.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
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    Tap Do Not Disturb.
  2. Make sure the Scheduled and Bedtime buttons are toggled on so that they're both green.
  3. You can also set your sleep and wake schedule here by adjusting the From and To times.
  4. Return to the main Settings screen and tap Privacy.
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    Tap Location Services.
  5. Tap Weather in the list of apps.
    how-to-wake-to-a-weather-forecast-on-iphone-lock-screen-3.jpg

    Under Allow Location Access, tap Always.
  6. Exit the Settings app.
With that done, next time it's time to wake up and Bedtime Mode is scheduled to go off, your iPhone will display the usual "Good morning!" message along with the day's weather, including the current temperature, weather conditions, and forecast.

To make the forecast vanish from your Lock Screen, simply tap Dismiss. To switch the temperature scale between Celsius and Fahrenheit, launch the Weather app and scroll to the bottom of the weather locations list, where you'll find the option to do so.

It's worth noting that once you unlock your iPhone, the weather forecast will disappear for the rest of the day, and it won't return until the next day when you wake up and access the device after Bedtime mode has turned itself off.

As it stands, the Lock Screen weather feature offers no other flexibility, and it won't work unless you allow the Weather app to always access your location data. Hopefully Apple will eventually change this to make it a more useful Lock Screen "widget" in a future update to iOS.

Article Link: How to Wake Up to a Weather Forecast on Your iPhone's Lock Screen
 
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jasonefmonk

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It’s a welcome feature on both my iPad and iPhone, once I realized how to get it going that is.

I’m sure many people ignored the Do Not Disturb Bedtime feature when it was introduced in iOS 12. In iOS 10 they added a Bedtime feature to Clock.app but they don’t have the same function.

The dark lock screen alone is worth turning on Do Not Disturb Bedtime.
 
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iLoveDeveloping

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That would be great if the weather app apple use isn’t from weather channel. What a terrible service. Something like meteo weather for Europe would be much better / or the equivalent in US. Weather channel is less than useless for ACURATE weather. It’s mosly 3-4 desgrees off, rain warnings are usually just basic or to cover all bases, what’s the point. Partner up with some real meteorological firms and do it right, ive never understood why apple can’t get the weather app right, i mean yahoo? Seriously? That was good right?!
 
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jezbd1997

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I could never work out why I couldn’t get this feature to show up after trying the new bedtime/dnd features within iOS 12... but there we go.
 
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jclardy

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I’ve seen this around 3 times at most even though I have everything enabled. It is just way to easy to skip past it, or it seems that if you have a notification you just never see it.
 
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richpjr

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That would be great if the weather app apple use isn’t from weather channel. What a terrible service. Something like meteo weather for Europe would be much better / or the equivalent in US. Weather channel is less than useless for ACURATE weather. It’s mosly 3-4 desgrees off, rain warnings are usually just basic or to cover all bases, what’s the point. Partner up with some real meteorological firms and do it right, ive never understood why apple can’t get the weather app right, i mean yahoo? Seriously? That was good right?!

It must be very location dependent. The weather channel temperatures are easily the most accurate where I live (and I have tried virtually all of the various services).
 
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CrzyP

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I’m personally not a fan of DND Bedtime. It silences everything to include other alarms and is not great for people who have changing bedtime schedules. It’s too bad this weather feature only work with bedtime mode.
 
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oneMadRssn

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That would be great if the weather app apple use isn’t from weather channel. What a terrible service. Something like meteo weather for Europe would be much better / or the equivalent in US. Weather channel is less than useless for ACURATE weather. It’s mosly 3-4 desgrees off, rain warnings are usually just basic or to cover all bases, what’s the point. Partner up with some real meteorological firms and do it right, ive never understood why apple can’t get the weather app right, i mean yahoo? Seriously? That was good right?!

I think the problem is for-profit weather forecasting. It incentivizes click-bait weather reports. In my area, Weather Channel is always forecasting a huge storm coming up sometime this week, but as the day approaches it is downgraded or the forecast is changed and hey look a huge storm is coming next week now.

I wish there was a good app with a solid Apple-like UI that just scrubbed the forecast from NOAA/NWS.
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It silences everything to include other alarms

This should be added to the article. It sure would stink for someone to miss their one-time early alarm while traveling or something because they followed MacRumor's instructions.

 
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cliffster82

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My phone is in airplane mode when sleeping. So I assume this won't work. If someone knows otherwise please enlighten me. :)
 
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GIZBUG

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That would be great if the weather app apple use isn’t from weather channel. What a terrible service. Something like meteo weather for Europe would be much better / or the equivalent in US. Weather channel is less than useless for ACURATE weather. It’s mosly 3-4 desgrees off, rain warnings are usually just basic or to cover all bases, what’s the point. Partner up with some real meteorological firms and do it right, ive never understood why apple can’t get the weather app right, i mean yahoo? Seriously? That was good right?!

https://www.forecastadvisor.com shows TWC at around 79% accurate for my area (leading over all other weather services)........ obviously your results differ.
 
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jonnyb098

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I've had my settings like this since day one and NEVER get my weather on the lock screen....this is the problem with all the '"smart" Siri stuff, its terribly inconsistent.
 
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dk001

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Like many here, this would be nice if it wasn't for the blanket silence and the accuracy of the Weather app. It is seldom accurate. Usually close, but not accurate.
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The Weather app also states 61 at present and clear.

Actual is 55 degrees F and Clear/Sunny. Why I use Today Weather App and Accuweather.

Keep trying Apple. You might get there ... some year. :cool:
 
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imagineadam

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Mine shows up randomly sometimes even though I have always had my location of weather set to never.
 
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archvile

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Steps 7/8 in the article are false. Weather app does not need access to location. My Weather app has location disabled, I just have 1 static ZIP code location set, and I get the Good Morning screen.

Something I think the article missed, is having a Bedtime timeframe enabled in the Clock app. This triggers the DND at Bedtime feature, which triggers the Good Morning screen when the Bedtime alarm goes off.

I do not have any “normal” alarms set, only the Bedtime timeframe set in the Clock app.
 
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ATC

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That would be great if the weather app apple use isn’t from weather channel. What a terrible service. Something like meteo weather for Europe would be much better / or the equivalent in US. Weather channel is less than useless for ACURATE weather. It’s mosly 3-4 desgrees off, rain warnings are usually just basic or to cover all bases, what’s the point. Partner up with some real meteorological firms and do it right, ive never understood why apple can’t get the weather app right, i mean yahoo? Seriously? That was good right?!
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In Canada the Weather Channel is way out to lunch most of the time. An example, this weekend we got a foot of snow where I am. The entire time the Weather Channel (and by extension, Apple's Weather app) showed Cloudy conditions, not a single mention of snow. Meteo is fantastic. I switched to it earlier this year and its data is from Environment Canada so it was correctly showing the exact and correct conditions, every day. I'm sure the Weather Channel is great for the US, but outside the US it's a joke.
 
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zorinlynx

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My phone is in airplane mode when sleeping. So I assume this won't work. If someone knows otherwise please enlighten me. :)

Um, don't turn on Airplane mode overnight?

There's no need to anymore now that we have the Do Not Disturb feature. Just use that and your phone won't make a peep until morning.
 
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darkslide29

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The main drawback - you'll live with always-on location arrow on your screen :(

Too big of a drawback for me. I can't live with that.

Another post suggested not granting weather 'always', and instead going into the clock app to set the bedtime hours there as well. This triggers the good morning with weather to work for them.
 
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rjtyork

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I’ve really enjoyed this feature... the few times it’s actually worked. I have a pretty hectic sleep pattern due to work so my bedtime is constantly changing and if I wake up too early or too late, I don’t get to enjoy the benefits of this feature. It also disappears pretty quick if you touch the screen or do anything else wrong because it’s gone away on me twice and then I couldn’t get it back. This is a super cool and useful tool but it needs to be more adaptable and smarter and customizable. I want to have different sounds, songs or recordings wake me up. I’d like it to incorporate a sleep tracker to record snoring, sleep talking, and sleep health. I want to have different info as far as weather, traffic report, motivational quote, word of the day, or whatever else I want to make sure I See first thing in the morning when I wake up. Apple is on the right track. It’s just going to be a while before they add all these features.
 
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Rogifan

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Like many here, this would be nice if it wasn't for the blanket silence and the accuracy of the Weather app. It is seldom accurate. Usually close, but not accurate.
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The Weather app also states 61 at present and clear.

Actual is 55 degrees F and Clear/Sunny. Why I use Today Weather App and Accuweather.

Keep trying Apple. You might get there ... some year. :cool:
Doesn’t the Weather app use data from The Weather Channel?
 
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