Handy iPhone feature can warn you of heavy heatwave rain – how to turn it on

IF you’re worried about those summer showers, your iPhone has a handy trick to help.

The ongoing UK heatwave will almost certainly be interrupted by some surprise rains.

You should now turn on Stay Dry notifications immediately


You should now turn on Stay Dry notifications immediatelyPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

These can often catch you at the worst of times – just when you thought you were safe in the sun.

Thankfully, the iPhone has a hidden system that alerts you just before a downpour is due.

This gives you time to duck for cover, turn around on your walk, or put out the umbrella.

It’s related to the major overhaul of the new iPhone weather app that launched with iOS 15 in September.

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But the new version is significantly better and might keep you from getting soaked.

How to turn on weather alerts on your iPhone

First, make sure you’re updated to iOS 15 – go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then give the weather app your location information or it won’t work.

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select Always.

You’ll get even better notifications if you allow access to precise location.

Next, make sure the weather app can send notifications.

Navigate to Settings > Notifications > Weather > Allow Notifications, then select the type of notification you want.

Finally, you then need to turn on weather alerts.

Go into the Weather app and select the list icon at the bottom right.

At the top you will see an option called Stay Dry.

If you don’t see that, tap the three dots in the top right, then go to Notifications.

Tap Turn on notifications, then turn on the My location switch.

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Then tap Done in the top right and it should work.

Now you will get an alert just before it starts raining at your location.

The Weather app can also show you a timeline of precipitation overlaid on a map


The Weather app can also show you a timeline of precipitation overlaid on a mapCredit: apple

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