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Your iPhone has an important signal that ALL users need to check in hot weather

YOUR iPhone is packed with handy features that can help you navigate the UK heatwave this week.

A reading in Apple’s Weather app alerts you to possible sun damage to your skin and lets you know when to use sunscreen.

The Apple Weather app is packed with handy features

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The Apple Weather app is packed with handy featuresPhoto credit: Getty

The app added some helpful new features when iOS 15 released last year, but there’s one you might have missed.

Eventually, if you open Weather and scroll down, you will come across the UV index of the day.

This is an indicator of the strength of the sun’s UV radiation.

A higher UV Index number, measured on a scale of one to ten, indicates higher UV exposure.

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A higher index means you need to be extra careful to stay in shade and apply a high factor sunscreen.

UV rays, either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds, can cause sunburn.

Contact with them can cause eye damage, as well as premature aging, wrinkles, moles, and more.

Keep in mind that Apple’s UV Index number is a forecast – meaning it’s not guaranteed to be accurate.

The Californian company obtains its weather data from third-party sources, such as local weather services.

The iOS 15 update also made some other changes to the Weather app.

Apple acquired the Dark Sky app in 2020 and merged some of the features, including hyper-local and up-to-the-minute forecasts. Dark Sky’s iOS app and website will be shut down by the end of this year.

The app has been visually redesigned to make navigation easier. It also added a global map with current temperatures.

The new update also includes a weather map that tells you exactly where it’s going to rain.

You can also scroll along the time of day so you can see when it will rain most in your area.

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