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How to enable weather alerts on Android 12

Is a storm brewing? Stay ahead of it with Android!
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October 20, 2022
How To Enable Weather Alerts on Android 12
Ryan McLeod / Android Authority

When you purchase an Android phone today, the Weather and Google apps will come preinstalled. With the correct permissions, these apps can integrate with your operating system to send notifications of the current weather situation in your vicinity. They can also notify you of stormy and hazardous weather conditions. Let’s review how to enable weather alerts in Android 12.

READ ALSO: How to enable weather alerts on the iPhone

THE SHORT ANSWER

To enable weather alerts in Android 12, long-press the Weather app. Go to App info > Notifications > Weather alert to enable weather alerts.


KEY SECTIONS

Weather alerts on Android devices are cautionary notifications addressing poor, harsh, or extremely bad weather conditions. You can set them up to appear both on your lock screen and notifications pull-down.

How to enable weather alerts (Weather app)

The Weather app is the easiest and most consistent way to get weather updates. More specifically, you can add a weather widget to your home screen that lets you see current weather conditions in real-time.

  1. Open the app drawer on your Android 12 device by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen. From there, locate the Weather app.
  2. Long-press the app icon. From the options that appear, tap the App info button.
  3. Go to Notifications.
  4. Tap the Weather alert slider to enable weather alerts.

How to enable weather alerts (Google app)

The next way to get weather notifications is via the Google app. Google provides your Android device with weather updates, and these can come in the form of notifications.

  1. Open the app drawer on your Android 12 device by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen. From there, locate the Google app.
  2. Long-press the app icon. From the options that appear, tap the App info button.
  3. Go to Notifications.
  4. Tap the Weather alerts for changes and forecasts slider to enable weather alerts.

How to enable emergency weather alerts (Android settings)

If you live in the United States, you get extra options for wireless emergency alerts. With how many people are being affected by wildly devastating weather, updates to the platform have incorporated a wider set of features for emergency alerts. This is on a state-by-state basis.

Here in Canada, we don’t have many of those options. However, all Android phones can access the wireless emergency alerts menu. Most can enable Extreme threatsSevere threats, and AMBER alerts.

  1. Open the Settings on your Android 12 device.
  2. Go to the Safety and emergency tab.
  3. Select Wireless emergency alerts.
  4. Enable all of the sliders for the alerts you wish to receive. In some areas of the USA, you will find a State and local tests toggle.