7 Ways to Fix Severe Weather Notifications Not Working in iOS 16

Apple Weather app has received a critical feature called “Severe Weather Notifications” to help you keep an eye on inclement weather conditions with ease. When enabled, it ensures you are able to plan your journey smartly and avoid falling prey to dangers like thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain, and more. Unfortunately, this notable feature is ill-functioning for many iOS 16 users. But there is no need to panic as we have found some handy tips to fix severe weather notifications not working in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad.

Fix Severe Weather Notifications Not Working in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad

What could be hindering the severe weather alert feature from functioning properly on your iPhone? Well, you can blame several things like wrong configuration, lack of unrestricted access to your location data, and unavailability. In most cases, you can resolve the problem by taking care of these fundamental things.

1. Make Sure That the Severe Weather Notifications Feature is Available in Your Country or Region

Keep in mind that Apple has rolled out the severe weather alerts feature in only selected countries and regions. So, be sure you are not faced with the unavailability issue. Have a look at the list of countries/regions where it is currently live:

  • India
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • China
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Thailand
  • The United States
  • Europe 

2. Ensure That You Have Allowed the Weather App to Access Your Location

To get started, make sure that the Apple Weather app can access your location without any limitations whatsoever.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Weather -> Location -> Always.
Allow weather app to use your location

3. Make Sure You Have Allowed the Weather App to Send Critical Alerts

Be sure you have allowed the Apple Weather app to deliver critical alerts. For those unfamiliar, critical notifications appear on the Lock Screen and play a sound even if a Focus profile is active or your iPhone is muted.

  • Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Notifications -> Weather.
  • Under the Always Deliver Immediately section, turn on the toggles for Critical Alerts.
Enable critical alerts on iPhone

4. Reboot Your iPhone or iPad

Should the problem continues, I would recommend you restart your device. If the problem is due to a minor software glitch, the soft reset may fix it.

5. Disable/Enable Severe Weather Notifications Feature

Another effective solution that you should try to troubleshoot this issue is to turn off/on the severe weather notifications feature.

  • Head over to the Apple Weather app on your iPhone -> tap on the triple-lines icon at the bottom right corner of the screen -> tap on the triple-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Now, select Notifications.
Choose Notifications
  • Then, turn off the toggle for Severe Weather.
  • After that, restart your iPhone. Once your device has rebooted, turn on Severe Weather. Make sure to tap on Done at the top right corner of the screen to confirm.
Enable Severe weather notifications on iPhone

6. Delete and Reinstall the Apple Weather App

A fresh reinstallation has got the knack for fixing app-related issues. Therefore, do not miss out on this one either.

  • Touch and hold onto the Apple Weather app icon -> Remove App -> Delete App and confirm.
  • Then, open the App Store app -> find the Apple Weather app, and reinstall it.

7. Update Software

If none of the tips has brought the severe weather alerts feature back on track, update the software on your iPhone. I suspect the issue could be due to a rare bug.

  • Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone -> General -> Software Update -> then download and install the update.
Tap on Software Update

Wrap Up…

So, that concludes this troubleshooting guide. I hope the critical notifications have come back on track. Now, make the most of the alerts to stay safe and also find a way to avoid the bad weather.

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Rajesh Mishra

Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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