How to fix Weather app or widget not working on iPhone in iOS 17

By Dave Johnson - Senior Staff Writer
5 Min Read

Is Weather app or its widget not working on your iPhone after iOS 17 update? Here are all the troubleshooting steps you need to fix the problem!


  • If Weather app isn’t working on your iPhone after iOS 17 update, make sure you are connected to a working internet.
  • Even if you have an internet connection, Weather services may be experiencing outage on Apple’s end.
  • Weather app also needs Location Access permission, which you can manage in the Settings app.

The Weather screen showing, from top to bottom: the location, current temperature, the high and low temperatures for the day, hourly forecast, and 10-day forecast. A row of dots at the bottom center shows how many locations are in the location list. At the bottom-right corner is the Location List button and at the bottom-left corner is the Show Map button.  

Note: Information in this article applies to the iPhone 11 series, 12 series, 13, 14, and 15 series iPhones.

In ‌iOS 17‌, you can view current day, the next 10 days, and the weather from the previous day. However, as noticed by some iPhone users, the Weather app is taking some time to show updated data. In some cases, it doesn’t even load updated data. Sometimes the Weather widget is simply showing a “No weather data” message for some people – an this started after iOS 17 update. I use the Weather app on a daily basis to check the weather forecasts. Thus, I know it can be very frustrating if Weather app or widget is not working on your iPhone.

If the Weather app and its widget stopped working on your iPhone after iOS 17 update, worry not! I will share foolproof fixes in this guide to help you resolve the problem for good!

Lets get started!

Fix Weather app or widget not working on iPhone in iOS 17

1. Force quit the Weather app on iPhone

This is a simple, yet very functional troubleshooting tip that works most of the time. Often, simply closing and reopening Weather might fix minor glitches preventing it from working properly. Here’s how:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or double-click the Home button if your iPhone has one) to launch the App Switcher.
  2. Slide the Weather app off the top of the screen to close it.
  3. Go back to the home screen and reopen the Weather app.

2. Make sure Weather and its Widget are allowed to use Location Services

Weather and weather widget relies on the iPhone’s Location Services to work. The app will not display the correct information if it doesn’t have access to Location Services. It is a good idea to check your location services settings and ensure that Weather is permitted to access the location data. When you open the app for the first time, you will be asked for permission. You can select Allow, Don’t Allow, Allow Once, etc. If you originally selected the Don’t Allow option, you may also wonder how to change that.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Privacy & Security.
  3. Tap Location Services.
  4. Find Weather. You will see the following options:
    • Never
    • Ask Next Time Or When I Share
    • While Using the App
    • Always
  5. Select Always. This ensures the Weather app knows where you are and updates accordingly.
  6. For the most accurate notifications, enable Precise Location.

3. Turn on Background App Refresh for Weather

It’s also a good idea to turn on background refresh for Weather so it can refresh in the background and show you up-to-date weather as soon as you open the app or notification center. Here’show:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go into General.
  3. Tap Background App Refresh.
  4. Find the Weather app, turn it on, and your weather will always be up to date.

4. Update iOS

Updating iOS is a great way to fix persistent issues with Weather and Weather widget not working on iPhone.

So open the the Settings app and select General > Software Update. If the Software Update is available, download and install it.

5. Check your connection

The Weather app and the widget require an Internet connection to reach Apple’s weather servers to display the latest weather updates. Try testing other apps or websites to see if they work. You can do something as simple as launching your web browser and visiting If our website loads, it means your internet is OK. Are other devices working? Check if you have any. If you are experiencing internet problems, try the following:

  • Turn on Airplane Mode and then turn it off. Head to Settings > Airplane mode.
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad. If your iPhone or iPad has a Home button, press and hold the Side or Top button. If your iPhone or iPad has a Face ID, press and hold the Side or Top button and one of the Volume buttons together until you see the power-off slider. Drag the slider. Wait for your device to turn off. Then press and hold the Side or Top button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Restart your Wi-Fi modem/router. Unplug the power cable from the power source, wait 30 seconds and then plug the power cable back.
  • If you are using a VPN or Proxy, turn them off and test again. Go to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management > VPN. If Status says Connected, turn it off.

6. Check if Weather is allowed to access cellular data

If the weather app isn’t displaying up-to-date results, it may because it isn’t allowed to use mobile data. This is meant to save on data if you’re on a mobile plan with a data cap.

To change this setting, so the weather app updates no matter where you are, it is very easy. Just open the iPhone’s Settings app and tap Cellular or Mobile Data. If this is an iPad, you may tap Settings and Cellular Data. Scroll down and find Weather and ensure that it is enabled. If it is already enabled, turn it off and then on again. This should allow the Weather app to update no matter what kind of connection you’re on.

7. Check if Weather servers are up and running

Your iPhone or iPad may have a working Internet connection, but Apple’s weather servers may be experiencing outages. Related to this, Apple uses other service data providers to provide you with the weather content. They may also be having issues. This will cause the Weather app to stop working. If you see a blank page, this may be the issue. Further, if you have had intermittent issues with Weather, this again could be the cause.

The good news is that you can check if this is the problem easily. Visit Apple’s System Status page. If the system status page indicates problems, wait for Apple to fix it.

8. Remove and add the Weather widget again on iPhone

If the Weather widget is showing “no weather data” message, you may need to simply remove and re-add it.

  1. Press and hold on the Weather widget.
  2. Tap Remove Widget > Remove when the menu appears.
  3. To add the Weather widget back to the Home screen, press and hold on any widget or app icon. Then, tap Edit Home Screen.
  4. Tap the plus ( ) button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Use the search bar to find the Weather widget to add it back to the Home screen.

Now check to see if the Weather widget is working.

9. Remove and Reinstall the Weather App

If you are still experiencing problems, delete the Weather app and re-install it from the App Store.

  1. Go to the Home Screen, long-press the Weather app, and then tap on Remove App.
  2. Choose Delete App to confirm.
  3. To reinstall the app, go to the App Store and use the Search tab to find Weather.
  4. Tap the Cloud icon to reinstall the app.

10. Reset Location Services

If you are still having location issues in Weather or Widgets, Location Services may not be working. You can reset it. Resetting will restore your location and privacy settings to the factory defaults.

To do this, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone or iPad > Reset and then select Reset Location & Privacy.

11. Contact Apple Support

If, after trying all these troubleshooting steps, the Weather app or its widget is still not working on your iPhone, then it’s time to contact Apple Support. They may have a clue what’s going on. Perhaps others are experiencing the issue or the latest version of iOS 17 is causing issues with the Weather app or weather widget? Whatever the possible reason, if you’ve reached this stage without success, then Apple Support is the people to talk to.

This is the official Apple Support page, but if you are on an iOS device, you can install the Apple Support app, and contact them from there.

Weather Working Again!

I hope Weather is now working properly on your iPhone. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and family what to do when Weather is not working on their iPhone after iOS 17update. Leave any other questions about your iPhone in the comments section below.

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By Dave Johnson Senior Staff Writer
Dave Johnson is a staff writer for GeeksChalk based in New Jersey. He covers news, how-tos, and user guides for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
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