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How to Create a Google Weather App Icon on Home Screen

In this guide, we will show you the steps to create a Google Weather app icon on your home screen. While there exists a plethora of weather apps, however, for many, they don’t even need to install any of those as the one built-in to Google Search does manage to checkmark all the prerequisites with ease. Apart from the hourly and 10-day forecast, you get tons of additional information, including the likes of Wind speed, Humidity percentage, UV Index, Pressure, etc.

To round it all off, it has quite an impressive UI as well, with the app’s background being in sync with the current weather conditions. However, to access this, you need to first interact with Google Search, which unnecessarily adds an additional step. So the best bet to address this issue would have been a standalone Weather app from Google.

This would have also given other Android device users the opportunity to try out this app. Unfortunately, while this is not the case, but we still have a nifty workaround using which you could create a Google Weather app icon on your home screen. So without further ado, let’s show you how this could be carried out.

How to Create a Google Weather App Icon on Home Screen

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  1. Open the Weather page on your device via At a Glance.
  2. Then tap on your profile picture present at the top right.
  3. Now select Add to Home Screen > Add to Home Screen.google weather app

That’s it. You now have the Google Weather app icon on your home screen. Just tap on it and it will directly take you to the weather page. Another approach of getting this job done is by placing a Weather widget on your home screen. Though this will not be categorized as an app, but still, it will help you get this job done. Here’s how:

  1. Long press on an empty region on the home screen.
  2. Then select Widgets. Now expand the Google section.
  3. Then long-press on one of the two available weather widgets.google weather app
  4. Now place the widget in the desired location on the home screen.
  5. You could also change its size by long pressing it and then dragging its edges.

So on that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.