Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

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Take the weather with you on your mobile phone!

Wherever you are, you can get the local weather forecast from the National Weather Service with one click on your home screen. Bookmark mobile.weather.gov to make sure that you have the latest weather news and information on the go.

How can you add mobile.weather.gov to your mobile phone’s Home Screen?

It’s easy! Learn how to add the mobile version of weather.gov to your iPhone or Android phone.

Follow these three steps for one-click access to your local forecast.

If you have an iPhone…

  1. Visit weather.govusing Safari on your iPhone.
  2. Click the Send button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Choose “Add to Home Screen” and tap “Add.”

Click the screenshot below to enlarge the step-by-step instructions:

iPhone Instructions
How to setup your iPhone

If you have an Android mobile device…
There are a number of browsers that will allow you to add mobile.weather.gov to your homescreen. For example, on Chrome for Android:

  1. Visit weather.govusing Chrome on your Android phone
  2. Click the menu button
  3. Choose “Add to homescreen.”

Click the screenshot below to enlarge the step-by-step instructions:

Android Instructions
How to setup your Android Device

That’s it! That’s all it takes to get local weather information from the National Weather Service on your iPhone or other device.

For other mobile platforms, if you do not know how to bookmark a page on your phone, open your browser and search “how to bookmark a page on _____” with the blank being filled in with your model of phone.

Interested in other sources for weather alerts? Go here for alternative options for weather alerting services or visit your mobile phone’s app store for commercial app options.

Related Links:
Wireless Emergency Alerts FAQ
Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With Wireless Emergency Alerts, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. No sign-up required!

Source: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/mobilephone.html 

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