Another of these tricks is one that could become invaluable if you live in a part of the world where the heavens might open at any given moment: an alert that pings you ahead of rain. As a Briton, I wholeheartedly support this.
This new feature is tucked away in the Weather app and also notifies you of snow. Enabling it is really easy, and it could save you getting soaked on the way to work or school. Want to know how to enable rain notifications on iPhone? Here’s how.
Note: Location services must be enabled on your iPhone for this to work, which you can check by going to Settings>Privacy>Location Services and changing the toggle to the on position. Your iPhone must also be running iOS 15 and above.
How to enable rain notifications on iPhone
1. Open the Weather app and tap the three dots in the top-right. Then, tap “Notifications.”
2. To turn on notifications for rain or snow in your current location, tap the toggle by “My Location” so it turns green. If you have any other locations saved in the Weather app, you can also turn on notifications for these places if you wish.
And that’s all there is to it. No more surprise soakings.
Now you’ve turned on weather notifications, be sure to check out another hidden feature within the iPhone Weather app. We’ve also got guides on how to get full-screen Caller ID on iOS 15 and how to record your iPhone screen, as well as many others.
Dale Fox is How-to Editor at Tom’s Guide, helping people get the most out of their technology. He’s been a tech nerd ever since childhood, when he used the money from his first job as a paperboy to buy a subscription to GamesMaster magazine, and has a whole room at home dedicated as a shrine to the countless gadgets he’s purchased over the decades. Dale was previously a presenter, reporter and editor in China, where he also worked as a copywriter for OnePlus at its Shenzhen HQ.