The iPhone has a hidden snow alert to let you know when it’s coming
At the moment, it’s touch and go whether the UK will be buttoning up for snow as the temperature plunges in the coming weeks.
But if you’ve got an iPhone, you can get advanced warning before the blizzard hits.
It’s thanks to a little-known setting hidden in Apple’s Weather app that’ll ping you an alert if snow is heading your way.
The change was made as part of Apple’s overhaul of its Weather app for iOS 15 – the latest version of its mobile operating system that launched in September.
To activate the weather alert, you’ll need to be updated to the latest version of iOS – which you can check in the Settings menu, under General and then Software Update.
Once you’re rocking the latest version, you can choose to be notified about incoming rain, hail or snow.
Here’s how to do 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.
Enabling this option on your iPhone could be a wise move at the moment.
A cold front is about to sweep across the country with plenty of frost in the mornings.
Cardiff could see temperatures of 3°C as cold air from the north-west leads to the start of some unsettled weather, strong winds and rain.
Scotland is likely to see snow on the mountains and hills and even in lower grounds could see a covering of the white stuff.
If you’ve got an iPhone, you can be well prepared.