We recently launched the BBC Weather apps, with the Android version available from the Google Play store and the iOS version available from the iTunes store.
Some common questions have emerged and are answered here.Location Detection
The accuracy of location detection on phones is varied by the settings and options you have enabled on the device.
By enabling location on your device the BBC Weather app will be able use the location information provided by your phone based on mobile (cellular) network towers, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS) networks to determine your approximate location and then find the closest forecast location we have.
If you have Wi-Fi and GPS disabled, the accuracy of Mobile networks will be used but can be at a far greater distance. This can result in a forecast from the next town or village appearing. If you live on the edge of a town
iPhoneEdit and remove locations
Android - From the day forecast view
- Tap on the BBC Weather Logo Navigation button.
- Tap on the Bin at the top right
- Tap the x next to the location you wish to remove.
- To re-order, use the drag handle at the left of the location name
There have been reports of the Android location becoming stuck if you do not use GPS and Wi-Fi regularly, and are looking to update this in the future.
iOS - From the day forecast view
- Tap on the Navigation list button.
- Tap on the Edit at the top right
- Tap the delete button next to the location you wish to remove.
- To re-order, use the drag handle at the right of the location name
Based on user feedback we are currently working on the landscape version of the app, and also increasing the number of days to match the website