iPhone gets an important NEW notification just in time for the heatwave – check yours now

IPHONE users will soon have severe weather alerts delivered straight to their pockets as another heatwave hits the UK.

The feature was spotted by experts currently testing iOS 16, Apple’s upcoming major software update for iPhone.

The alarm warns you of extreme rain, snow and other hazards


The alarm warns you of extreme rain, snow and other hazardsPhoto credit: @MattNavarra

It comes as parts of the country appear to be getting muggy again, with Met Office chiefs predicting temperatures could peak at 35C or even an isolated 36C in some areas on Saturday.

“Now you can get a notification when a severe weather alert has been issued,” Apple tells iPhone owners.

“Weather can send you notifications for rain, snow, and certain relevant severe weather alerts.”

Users can set notifications for their current location if they grant access to Apple.

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The feature was spotted by tech expert Matt Navarra, who Posted screenshots Twitter.

“New to iOS 16?” he said.

“Severe weather warnings across the UK #welltimed #heatwave”

People can try out new features on iOS 16 before they’re released by signing up for Apple’s beta program.

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How to join the iOS 16 beta program

To join the iOS beta, all you have to do is sign up on Apple’s website here.

But before you do that, seriously consider whether installing an iOS beta is right for you.

It’s test software by nature, which means there are bugs – some that can be quite annoying, making it a bit risky for your main device.

“Help make the next releases of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and HomePod software our best yet,” Apple said.

“As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can participate in shaping Apple software by testing pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.”

The beta will also include a special app called Feedback Assistant, which you can use to report any issues you find.

You need a valid Apple ID, and that’s it – there are no fees or compensation.

Installing the beta will also not affect your hardware warranty.

You can leave the beta at any time.

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