Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Missing Weather in Google's "At a Glance" Widget

Google's "At a Glance" widget is a lightweight and very handy widget for Android smartphones that shows the current date and weather. It's very popular on smartphones with stock Android like Google Pixels, Nokia and Motorola smartphones. Clicking the date or the weather info gives you quick access to your calendar and a detailed weather forecast, respectively. The weather forecast is both accurate and doesn't show any ads, which is great and pretty rare on Android nowadays. Unfortunately, the weather info sometimes disappears from the "At A Glance" widget and because of that, you cannot open the weather forecast. In this article I will show you a simple workaround that will let you access the detailed weather forecast when the weather info is missing from the widget of your Android smartphone.

You can add the "At a Glance" widget to your Android smartphone's home screen by selecting it from the widget gallery:

Google 'At a Glance' Widget

This is how the "At a Glance" widget looks when it works as expected:

Google 'At a Glance' Widget Date and Weather
Google Weather Add to Home Screen

If the weather info is often missing on your phone, too, the simplest solution is to add an icon to the home screen that opens the weather forecast. Here's how to do this:

  1. Wait for the weather info to appear. You can try to remove and add the "At a Glance" widget again and see if the weather info appears, but usually it gets displayed after some time even without doing anything.
  2. Once the weather info reappears, tap it to open the detailed weather forecast.
  3. Tap the 3 dashes in the top left corner to open the settings menu of the Google Weather app as shown on the screenshot on the right.
  4. Tap "Add to home screen" to add the Google Weather app icon to your smartphone's home screen.
  5. Every time the weather info disappears from the Google's "At a Glance" widget of your Android smartphone, you can simply tap the Google Weather app icon and open the detailed weather forecast.

I hope this workaround to the missing weather info from the Google Android's "At a Glance" widget helps you get the weather forecast every time you need it. If you have found another workaround or solution to this issue, please share it in the comments below.

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