How to get the Google weather app on your phone

The Google weather app is arguably among the best. It has a clean design, shows all the important info including wind, rain, and sunrise/sunset times, and is free. But how can you get it on your phone since it’s not listed on the Google Play Store?

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Getting the Google weather app on your phone is just as easy as downloading an app from the Play Store, but the process is completely different. To get started, open the Google app, which comes pre-installed on most Android phones. In case you don’t have it for some reason, you can download it here.

The next step is to type “weather” into the Google search box, after which the weather info for your city will show up. You’ll likely see a box on top titled “Access weather instantly from your home screen.” If you do, tap the “Add” option and then tap “Add” again when a pop-up window appears. After that, the Google weather app will automatically be added to your home screen.

In case you don’t see the “Access weather instantly from your home screen,” box, tap the icon in the upper-right corner of the weather widget (three vertical dots), select the “Add a Home screen shortcut” option, and then finish the process by tapping “Add” when the pop-up window appears. The Google weather app will be placed on your home screen automatically.

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Step-by-step instructions on how to get the Google weather app on your phone:

  1. Open the Google app on your phone.
  2. Type “weather” into the Google search box.
  3. Tap the “Add” option shown in the box on top titled “Access weather instantly from your Home screen.” If you don’t see it, tap the icon in the upper-right corner of the weather widget (three vertical dots) and select the “Add a Home screen shortcut” option.
  4. Tap “Add” when the pop-up window appears, after which the Google weather app will automatically be added to your home screen.

There you have it — that’s how you can get the Google weather app on your phone. But if you don’t like it for whatever reason, there are plenty of other great weather apps available to choose from — check out the best ones here.

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