The iPhone Weather app can offer information about the air quality at specific locations, including an Air Quality summary and an Air Quality Index score rating.
Getting air quality details is helpful information for obvious reasons, whether you’re curious about your current location or a destination you intend on visiting or traveling to, but the air quality data should be particularly valuable to iPhone users who are asthmatic or have other breathing issues or sensitivities to air pollution and particulate matter in the air. So with that in mind, here’s how to find air quality information right on the iPhone.
How to Find Air Quality Information on iPhone via Weather App
- Open the “Weather” app on the iPhone
- View the weather for your current location, or select another location in the Weather app
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Weather details for a location to reveal Air Quality Index and Air Quality rating scores
The Air Quality data is presented as an index score, as well as a verbal rating like “Unhealthy”, “Good”, “Moderate”, or similar, depending on whatever the data source has determined the air quality to be for that location.
For some destinations or locations that have actively bad air quality, the weather app will prominently display that air quality information at the top of the locations weather details, as you can see in this example of San Francisco, where it states “Unhealthy Air Quality” directly under the current temperature.
Other potential messages on air quality include things like “Unhealthy Air Quality for Sensitive Groups” and, if there is no air quality concern or if the air quality is moderate or less, then no message at the top of the Weather apps overview.
Even if nothing is shown directly under the current temperature in the weather app, you can always scroll down to the bottom of a locations weather details to find the air quality information there.
The Weather app obviously tells you the current temperature and weather conditions, but there’s a lot more information available for those who are interested in finding it, including sunset and sunrise times, the UV index, humidity, chance of rain, wind speed, and much more.
On a similar note, newer versions of iOS can show you the weather forecast on iPhone lock screen in the morning, if you’re fond of knowing the conditions before you head out for a particular day.