Apple’s Weather app is probably one of the most used but least thought about apps on your iPhone — a simple but reliable source of information that most of us glance at every day but don’t otherwise pay too much attention to. That’s changed with iOS 15, however, which offers some of the biggest upgrades to the Weather app in the entire history of the iPhone.
While there’s sadly still no iPad version of Weather — only the same Weather widget that debuted last year in iPadOS 14 — the additions to the iPhone’s Weather app somewhat make up for this, both in style and substance.
Such improvements seemed inevitable with last year’s acquisition of popular weather app Dark Sky, but it’s obviously taken Apple some time to fully integrate them into its own Weather experience.
It did start the process last year in iOS 14, gaining key Dark Sky features like a next-hour precipitation chart and multi-day precipitation forecasts, along with severe weather alerts and other significant upcoming changes in weather patterns. This continued into iOS 14.3 when Apple dramatically expanded its air quality information.
However, these appear to have merely been amuse-bouches to prepare us for the main course that Apple planned to serve up in iOS 15, which takes this more precise weather data from Dark Sky and not only gets much more proactive about it, but jazzes the whole experience up a bit too. Continue reading to browse 5 New iOS 15 Weather App Changes You (Probably) Didn’t Know About.