Where’s The Weather App On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus
You can tell that Samsung considers the weather feed an important feature for its users by simply looking into the numerous options that you have when it comes to accessing the weather info on = Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.
The first time when you turn the device on and access the Home screen, the famous Clock and Weather widget is sitting right there, waiting for you to try it.
Aside from the display options, you have a variety of display positions. For instance, you can get the weather information not only on the Home screen, but also on the Lock screen and on the Information Stream in case you’re using a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
For such a versatile app, however, it is a bit surprising that the manufacturer didn’t actually treat it as an app. If you go to the Apps folder and start searching for it, you won’t find it for a very simple reason: it’s not an app, it’s a widget. Or, if it makes you feel better, it’s an integrated app, hence the various options for accessing and using it, despite the lack of an actual app icon.
The paradox is that this Weather App from Samsung is only accessible through the previously mentioned widgets. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have access to the actual full-screen experience and detailed weather information from Accuweather. Suffices to tap on any of those widgets and it will take you there:
- A full screen of comprehensive weather details;
- A larger map where you can select cities and pull information for each of them;
- A forecast for an entire week etc.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing, you wonder? Unfortunately, you’re the only one who can tell it. But the way we see it, as long as you don’t want to rely on the Accuweather forecast and you prefer a different, third-party weather app, all you have to do is to tap on its toggle. On the Lock screen and on the Home screen, of course, but the point is that you will remain with some extra free space on the screen and get rid of the potentially annoying situation of getting different weather reports from different services.
After all, despite not being an actual app, this widget gives you access to a weather app experience with the added benefit that it spares you from keeping an extra icon under the Apps drawer. And if you are interested in giving up on this Clock and Weather widget for a separate Clock widget, chances are that you will find plenty of other Weather widgets that you can use individually on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.