Weather & Privacy

Your location, which is not associated with your identity, will be sent to Apple to provide relevant weather forecasts. If you enable severe weather notifications, Apple can associate the country or region of these notifications with your Apple ID.
 

Weather is designed to protect your information.

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  • If you allow Weather to access your location, your location will be sent to Apple to provide relevant weather forecasts. Your location is not associated with your identity.
  • If you request a forecast for a location you follow, that information will be sent to Apple to provide a forecast for that location. This is not associated with your identity.
  • If you enable severe weather notifications, Apple can associate the region of such notifications with your Apple ID.

Protecting the privacy and security of your information is a priority for everyone at Apple. We work hard to collect only the data we need to make your experience better. When we do collect data we believe it’s important for you to know what we’re collecting and why we need it, so you can make informed choices. Weather, like every Apple product and service, is designed with these principles in mind.

If you allow Weather to access your location, your location will be sent to Apple to provide relevant weather forecasts. If you request a forecast for a location you follow, that information will be sent to Apple to provide a forecast for that location. The information Apple collects to provide forecasts is not linked to your identity.

If you choose to enable severe weather notifications, where available, Weather corresponds each location where you have enabled such notifications with a region. A region may be a country, or for some countries (such as the U.S. and Canada), a region may be an area with at least 500,000 residents. The list of regions for which you have enabled such notifications will be sent to Apple and can be associated with your Apple ID. Apple uses the list of regions to enable this feature and deliver the notifications to your device. Weather filters the regional notifications on your device based on the specific locations for which you have enabled severe weather notifications in order to deliver the relevant notifications to you.

At all times, information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.apple.com/privacy

Published Date: February 1, 2023