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    Default Accuweather on the home screen

    Hi all,

    It disappeared from my home screen. Anyone know how to switch it back on?


    Thx much
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    Hopefully the widget is still there.
    Press apps bottom right in the dock, change to Widgets list. They are usually in alphabetical order but it's under Weather, not AccuWeather. Hold it and move to the honescreen you want.
    Maybe a child or somebody held it and wiped it up to remove it.



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    Madd already gave you the answer, but just wanted to mention that if you actually like accuweather, the app from the play store is much better than the builtin one.
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    I agree the full version is very good.
    My story with that is I bought the full version over a year ago. I wrote a good positive review but stated it was too 'US - centric' for my use in the UK (video's especially). They actually wrote a nice reply in the Play Store, thanked me and said they were working on that aspect.
    So this has prompted me to try it again for my Note 3, which I am about to do.
    I forgot I had 'bought' it! That's just me.
    Thanks OP.

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    And beware that that app eats battery!
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    Thx Madd, worked perfectly. I'll look @ the playstore app. FBA ... ok, thx, i'll watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    And beware that that app eats battery!
    That's the other reason I ditched it, and I was on a 500mb limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    And beware that that app eats battery!
    Myself, I ended up replacing it with Weather Underground, which I had forgotten about until someone posted about it here the other day. WU may not be best for everyone - it depends on your location and if there are local weather stations there, but for where I live it is much more accurate and for a weather widget does not seem to take up unnecessary resources like most do. Any widget you have set to update often will of course use some battery and data.

    If anyone does try out WU, make sure when you first add the widget that if you are not using track your location (which I don't) that you choose the exact weather station you want instead of letting it choose for you because it will always default to that even if you change your station in the app later. But you can always delete the widget and re-add it if you find out later that a different weather station has the more accurate info for you. I disabled the stock Weather Widget as well, not just removing it from the screen.
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    I'm not sure if a widget actually does anything, if it's not on the homescreen. I have a feeling that widgets are completely inactive until you place them on the homescreen, but maybe someone else with more experience and knowledge will chime in here! I have looked at the usage of the weather widget, using app opps...and it shows no usage ever since the install of KitKat on my phone a few weeks ago. I am guessing it's due to the fact that it's not on my homescreen...and I was thinking that the behavior of all widgets would be the same as this...but, that's simply an educated guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    I'm not sure if a widget actually does anything, if it's not on the homescreen. I have a feeling that widgets are completely inactive until you place them on the homescreen, but maybe someone else with more experience and knowledge will chime in here! I have looked at the usage of the weather widget, using app opps...and it shows no usage ever since the install of KitKat on my phone a few weeks ago. I am guessing it's due to the fact that it's not on my homescreen...and I was thinking that the behavior of all widgets would be the same as this...but, that's simply an educated guess.
    It might be because I have an s-view cover but it kept running in the background on mine even though I turned off the weather info. I don't know if that is why or it just got stuck for some other reason. But that's why I disabled it. I could see it in GSAM battery app - not the regular battery stats - and it would show up in my running services.
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    I like Weather Underground as I can link right to my personal weather station (85334, Apache Loop). For more precise, real time info from my weather station I use the "Weather Station" app. Good stuff. Play with update intervals to keep from running your bat down when not on a charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
    It might be because I have an s-view cover but it kept running in the background on mine even though I turned off the weather info. I don't know if that is why or it just got stuck for some other reason. But that's why I disabled it. I could see it in GSAM battery app - not the regular battery stats - and it would show up in my running services.
    Did it appear on the homescreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Did it appear on the homescreen?
    I had removed the widget from the homescreen. I originally had both the widget on the homescreen and had weather info turned on for the s-view cover. I removed the widget from the homescreen and the weather info was still updating on the s-view cover. I turned off the s-view weather option and that removed the info from the s-view cover but "weather widget" still kept showing up in gsam battery stats and in my running processes until I turned off the widget in application manager.

    Also, after removing the widget from the homescreen and turning off s-view weather, I had force closed the weather widget, cleared the cache and data, and rebooted my phone but weather widget kept running in the background. I then shut down the phone, booted into recovery mode, cleared the phone cache and booted back up, and it still started up again. I agree a widget shouldn't be running at all if it is not on the homescreen but I couldn't get this one to go away without completely disabling it in app manager.
    Last edited by jpr; 05-04-2014 at 12:12 AM.

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