How to Enable Air Quality Index in Weather on iPhone 14

This post will walk you through activating the iOS 16 Weather app feature that shows daily air quality reports on the latest iPhone series. Here’s a quick guide to enable Air Quality Index in Weather on the Apple iPhone 14 smartphone.

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Air Quality Index (AQI) refers to the measurement that's used to indicate the level of air pollution in urban environments. This system is used by governments around the world for the same purpose of monitoring and rating the air quality on a scale from best (0) to worst (500). Values ranging from 151-200 are rated as unhealthy, 201-300 as very unhealthy and 301-500 as hazardous. 

If you’re wondering how to access and enable this information in the iPhone 14 Weather application, you can refer to these outlined instructions.

  1. To begin, launch the iOS Settings menu by tapping on the Settings/Gear icon from the Home screen or App library.



    The Settings app screen will load up next with a list of all inbuilt apps and system features will load up.

  2. In the Settings app menu, scroll down to find and then tap Weather.



    The Weather app settings menu will load up on the next display.

  3. Navigate to the Climate section then tap to turn on the switch next to the Air Quality Index option.



    Doing so enables the iOS Weather function that shows the current air quality index of a specific location.

Tools
  • Settings
Materials
  • Apple iPhone 14

The Weather app on your iPhone shows the AQI measurement in a colored bar beneath the 10-day forecast. This information is also shown in the Maps app and can be viewed and accessed through Siri.

Checking the Weather on your iPhone?

To use the Weather app on your iPhone 14, simply launch the app through the Home screen or App library. You can also use Siri to immediately check the current day’s weather.

Just make sure that Location Services are enabled on your iPhone so that the Weather app will be able to get a more accurate forecast for your current location.

  • To turn on Location Services, just head over to Settings-> Privacy & Security-> Location Services-> Weather. There, you will see relevant toggles. To increase the accuracy of the weather forecast in your current location, turn on the switch next to Precise Location.

Among the weather details that you can view through the iOS Weather app include the hourly forecast, 10-day forecast, severe weather alerts, news, air quality, maps and additional details such as interactive features.

The Air quality index data in regions/countries like Canada, Germany, India, France, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UK, US, Netherlands, Mexico and Japan are provided by BreezoMeter. For mainland China, the data is provided by QWeather.

The Air Quality Index feature in iOS Weather is only available in selected countries and regions to-date.

And that’s how to enable and show the Air Quality Index measurement in the iPhone 14 Weather application.