Change default location of Sense UI Weather widget?Support


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  1. marcelob

    marcelob Well-Known Member

    So I'm talking about the default clock/weather widget that is on the home screen...

    Is it possible to make it so the widget shows weather info for a user-specified location? I was able to add an additional location once inside the HTC Weather app (by scrolling down), but I have had no luck finding anywhere to change the location that appears on the actual home screen.

    It wouldn't be such a problem since it does correctly display my location (New York), but it is WAAAAYYYY off in terms of weather. For example, the widget is showing 72 degrees when it's actually 85. That's a HUGE difference and it's bothering me a lot.

    I'm assuming it is pulling weather data from somewhere in upstate NY and not from NYC (where I am)? The manual entry I added is showing correct info, but it's very annoying having incorrect data showing up on the home screen and having to click into the widget and then scroll down to get the actual info.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Mr.Slave

    Mr.Slave Well-Known Member

    Have you tried pushing menu while in the weather app? From there you can add a locale, delete locales, and rearrange locales.
  3. marcelob

    marcelob Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have.

    The problem is that I cannot remove/rearrange the default location that the phone finds.

    When I go into the screen to rearrange the cities, it only shows the ones that I added manually and not the default location that is showing up on the actual widget.
  4. Mr.Slave

    Mr.Slave Well-Known Member

    Turn off automatic location setting.
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  5. marcelob

    marcelob Well-Known Member

    That worked, thanks :)
  6. Reddog80p

    Reddog80p Well-Known Member

    You can try using another weather widget app. Try weather widget donate, beautiful widgets or weather forecast perhaps theirs is updated from a different location.
  7. Mr.Slave

    Mr.Slave Well-Known Member

    It jsut sucks to turn that off because it will affect all apps that use it. I.E. maps, search, Nav., Google Sky, I think you get the point.
  8. buckweet

    buckweet Active Member

    Or what about when it names your city the wrong name?? I'm in Columbus, OH and it calls it 'columbus city'

    annoying!
  9. ToNrDrOiD

    ToNrDrOiD Well-Known Member

    Remove the widget, install widget again, after you select the same widget it asks you to add city or use currentlocation, click add and pick NY,NY. Adding cities that are not found is my question??
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  10. Massonite

    Massonite New Member

    Just wanted to say that I had this same issue with my HTC Hero. My weather was wrong all the time and nothing I could do would fix it. Well I googled the problem and this post helped me resolve it.

    Thanks ToNrDrOiD!
  11. staydin

    staydin New Member

    This drove me nuts for a while. I did what you guys wrote above, however, my htc incredible still thought I was living in ann arbor, while I moved to new york.

    Couple things I did, that may or may not have done it.

    1.

    a. Log into your gmail or google account, and goto maps, and change your locations on the internet. Log out, and then log back in. Then go back into your incredible and pull up google maps and use the menu to find 'my location,' your sharing and gps should be on btw.

    b. do an update on your phone for both software and roaming. Dial *228, then press 1, let the phone update, and reset. Then do it again, but press option 2, and let it update and reset.

    2. remove the widget as mentioned above, then reapply it. Now my "current location" comes up as my town, and no longer Ann Arbor.

    A lot of work and tinkering, i know, and my be overkill, but it worked for me.

    Good luck.
  12. SydL

    SydL Member

    THANK YOU! This was bloody driving me insane!!! This worked perfectly :D
  13. meadrose

    meadrose New Member

    I figured it out. On the weather widget there is a little orange dot by the city name. Tap it. It will pull up the My Cities menu. Find yours. once entered, select it. there ya go.
  14. joebron

    joebron New Member

    Drag the widget down to "edit" and select (or add) the right city. Don't select "my location"

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