How to fix “unable to refresh Weather” on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update

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Several Apple Watch users running watchOS 10 update have encountered an issue where the Weather complications fail to appear on their watch faces.

Typically, with each watchOS update, users anticipate improved features and bug fixes. However, the watchOS 10 update has introduced various problems, and the recent one affects the display of weather updates, a fundamental function of the Apple Watch – a quick glance at your wrist for the weather forecast.

The problem arises when using watch faces set up with complications to display weather data from the Weather app. Instead of presenting the expected weather information, these complications are showing up as blank with no data. Tapping on the complication prompts the Weather app to open, and it displays the data correctly. Some users have experienced this issue persistently over the years, while others noticed it after updating to watchOS 10 last week. Numerous reports of this issue have been logged in support requests on Apple’s website, highlighting the prevalence of the problem.

This complication glitch has been noted on both watchOS 10.0 and watchOS 10.0.1.

While a future software update is expected to resolve this glitch, users have discovered a temporary fix. As suggested by users on the support request page, toggling between the 12-hour and 24-hour time format appears to temporarily resolve the issue.

What is the watchOS 10 update loading weather bug?

Following the update to watchOS 10, a number of Apple Watch users have reported complications not functioning as expected. The Weather refresh, in particular, appears to be severely affected, with other complications like Timer, AQI, Calendar, and location data also displaying as blank on the watch face.

How to fix "unable to refresh Weather" on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update

Users have noticed this anomaly on different watch faces. For instance, the Infograph watch face may show the Weather complications correctly, but the Modular Ultra face, consistently fails to display data.

Interestingly, this issue seems to be specific to the Apple Watch face, as the Weather app on the paired iPhone continues to function correctly without any such display problems. Even after updating to watchOS 10.0.1, the problem persists for some users, and in certain cases, affected complications flicker after the watch is awakened.

Community discussions on MacRumors forums, Apple’s Support Community, and other platforms have shed light on these issues, indicating that it’s not an isolated incident. The affected complications remain blank where weather data should be displayed, but tapping the complication leads to the Weather app, which functions normally, displaying the expected information.

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This complication malfunction is reported across various Apple Watch models, both on watchOS 10.0 and the latest update, watchOS 10.0.1, underscoring the widespread nature of the problem.

How to fix “unable to refresh Weather” on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update?

While waiting for an official resolution from Apple regarding the complications issue with Apple Watch, users have come up with temporary fixes to alleviate the problem:

Toggle 24-Hour Time: Users have discovered that toggling the 24-Hour Time switch in the Clock app settings on the Watch app of the paired iPhone can temporarily restore the Weather complication. After toggling, wait a short moment and then switch it back to its original position. This action often prompts the affected complications to display weather data once again.

How to fix "unable to refresh Weather" on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update

Check Location Settings: Making sure the Weather app has the appropriate location permissions is crucial. Users should navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location on their iPhone and toggle the location setting for the Weather app off and then back on if necessary.

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Switch Watch Faces: As the issue appears to be related to specific watch faces, users have found success in temporarily resolving the problem by switching between different watch faces on the Apple Watch. Experimenting with different faces until the weather information is displayed correctly can be effective.

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Change Time Format: Another workaround involves altering the time format from 12-hour to 24-hour (or vice versa) on the iPhone. This can be done by going to Settings > Clock > Time Format and making the switch. Afterward, users can switch it back to their preferred format.

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How to fix "unable to refresh Weather" on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update

Add or Remove a City in Weather App: Some users have reported that adding or removing a city in the Weather app on their iPhone triggers a refresh of weather data and might temporarily resolve the complication issue on the Apple Watch.

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Reinstall Weather App: Removing the Weather app from the iPhone will automatically uninstall it from the Apple Watch as well. Users can then reinstall the app on their iPhone, which might resolve the complications problem.

How to fix "unable to refresh Weather" on Apple Watch after watchOS 10 Update

By applying these temporary fixes, users aim to restore the functionality of complications on their Apple Watch, improving their experience until Apple releases an official update addressing this complication concern.

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Rashmi
Rashmi
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