How To Add, Arrange And Delete Cities From The Weather App on Your iPhone

The iOS Weather App lets you know what the weather’s going to be like so that you can plan your day accordingly. This short article explains the following three main elements:

  1. How to add cities to your weather list
  2. How to remove cities from your weather list
  3. How to arrange order of the cities

Also please note that Apple’s Weather App uses the Weather Channel to pull its weather information.

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How to add a city


  1. Launch the Weather app
  2. If you are not seeing your list of cities tap the list icon to see your cities. If you do not see the list icon, there are other ways to view your list of cities. For instance, place on finger near the top and one finger near the bottom, then squeeze your fingers together. weather app list of cities
  3. Tap the plus icon (+)add cities weather app
  4. You can search cities by name, zip code or airport location. Enter the city.
  5. While you are typing, a live search will help you find quickly, when you see what you are looking for, tap. weather app live search
  6. That’s it. You have added a new city. You can repeat this process to add more cities.

How to delete a city

Removing a city from your list is very simple. Here is how:

  1. Select a city to remove
  2. Swipe left on your selected city
  3. Now you will see a red delete button. Tap Deletedelete a city weather app
  4. This will delete your city setting

How to arrange cities

Do you want to change the order of your list of cities? You can reorder them in any way you want. Here is how:

  1. Tap and hold the city that you want to move
  2. Then move up or down to arrange it. move up or down cities

Not working? Troubleshooting tips

If you experience some issues, you may try the following tips to fix your problem:

  • Remove the App, and reinstall it. To do that, tap and hold the Weather app icon until it wiggles, then tap the (X) icon to delete. Now go to the App Store, find the Weather app and download and install.
  • Restart your device.

Note that if you do not like the Weather App, there are many many more alternatives available. You can download from the App Store easily.

Dr. Serhat Kurt worked as a Senior Technology Director. He holds a doctoral degree (or doctorate) from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Here is his LinkedIn profile.

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6 thoughts on “How To Add, Arrange And Delete Cities From The Weather App on Your iPhone”

  1. The add city option with the + button does not work.
    I start with the menu while a city is open
    As soon as I hit the city list it goes back to the main screen
    The + button immediately changes from white to grey
    The grey button does not wor
    Re-loading the app does not do anything
    Suitable answers have not been provided anywhere I have been able to locate on the net
    This question gets asked often
    This question has yet to be asked quite as clearly as I am asking now
    Please dont tell me to re-install it.
    I have the problem on both of my phones.

    • I had a similar problem. Tapping the + sign did nothing. But I found that if I double-tap the + sign, then I can add cities. I still haven’t figured out how to delete cities though.

  2. Tapping and holding the city opens the city on Iphone 10. Is there some other new way to rearrange the cities on Iphone 10?

    • When looking at your list of cities, if you tap and hold one of the cities it “loosens up” from the rest of the list and while still holding it you can slide it up or down to change the order of your cities, like sliding it up to the top. At least that’s how it works on my old iPhone 5s. I would think it should be the same on your iPhone 10. Tapping it (from the list) should open that city to full screen. But tap without letting go, holding the tap, should allow rearranging it in your cities list.


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