Like it or not, Weather is an important part of our lives. With that in mind, it makes sense for Weather information to be front-and-center on our smartphones’ Lock screens as we use our devices throughout the day. With that in mind, why isn’t this the case on Apple’s iPhone?
While you can definitely swipe over to see the Weather widget from the Lock screen, I’d prefer a much more integrated approach from Apple. Unfortunately, that seems about as likely as a USB-C port at this point, and if you’re tired of waiting, then you can always resort to using a new jailbreak tweak called Mot by iOS developer Don.
As shown in the screenshot example above, Mot puts useful Weather information directly on the first page of your iPhone’s Lock screen, just underneath the time and date. It kicks things off with a summary of what’s going on, and then shows a daily weather forecast with highs and lows underneath.
If you’re accustomed to reading the weather in other ways, then you’ll be excited to know that Mot is completely customizable. Upon installing the tweak, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can set the tweak up your way:
Here, you can:
- Toggle Mot on or off on demand
- Enable Mot to use your Location to discern Weather data
- Enter a custom location if you prefer not to use your location
- Choose between Celsius or Fahrenheit for temperature readouts
- Choose between minutely, hourly, or daily for forecast times
- Choose between min/max or max/min temperature readouts
- Enable or disable dark mode
- Enable or disable collapsed mode
Personally, I like the way Mot comes right out of the box, but with Fahrenheit selected instead of Celsius. That aside, I implore potential users to get their hands dirty with the settings to get the exact look and feel they’re going for.
Those interested in downloading Mot for a better Weather experience on their iPhone can get it for $2.49 in the Packix repository from any package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS devices running 12 or 13.
Will you be enhancing your pwned handset’s Lock screen with Mot? Tell us why or why not in the comments below.