1. lcs101's Avatar
    While the Weather Underground is my preferred weather app, I preferred the minimalist Samsung native weather widget. HOWEVER, I was playing around with it today and deleted it. When I went to put it back, there is now only a 4x2 option. Previously, I was using a 2x1 option. While I can resize it, it cuts off some of the text, and I just don't like the look of it.

    I'm guessing I'm S.O.L., but are there any thoughts on getting the old widget back? I'm kicking myself for deleting it now instead of just shifting it to a different home page for a bit
    03-10-2017 11:27 PM
  2. LineKill's Avatar
    That's weird! I have 2x1 and 5x1 options.
    03-10-2017 11:33 PM
  3. lcs101's Avatar
    That's weird! I have 2x1 and 5x1 options.
    With Nougat?
    03-11-2017 12:18 AM
  4. LineKill's Avatar
    With Nougat?
    Yes
    03-11-2017 12:23 AM
  5. jano23's Avatar
    According to Samsung tech support it might a variation in carriers. I am on Verizon and I do not have the 5x1 widget option
    03-12-2017 11:07 PM
  6. LineKill's Avatar
    According to Samsung tech support it might a variation in carriers. I am on Verizon and I do not have the 5x1 widget option
    I just happen to be with Verizon also, but I do have it. I did do a factory reset, maybe that had something to do with it.
    03-12-2017 11:20 PM
  7. jano23's Avatar
    Mine is also showing other bizarre behavior. If I apply a light Samsung theme, the widget font color stays white making it almost imposiible to read. I tried clearing cache and data in Settings > Applications > Application manager.
    03-12-2017 11:31 PM
  8. underway99's Avatar
    According to Samsung tech support it might a variation in carriers. I am on Verizon and I do not have the 5x1 widget option
    Hmm. I also have Verizon. I have the regular assortment of weather widgets, including the 2x1 widget, only when I use TouchWiz launcher. When I set Action Launcher or Nova Launcher, I have just the 5x1. On Marshmallow, I was able to select the 2x1 with all my launchers.
    03-13-2017 12:03 AM
  9. MKairys's Avatar
    My experience also. 2x1 + 5x1 with Touchwiz, only 5x1 with Nova. However I was able to resize the 5x1 to 2x1, and with Nova's "padding" added it looks okay...
    03-13-2017 09:08 AM
  10. LineKill's Avatar
    My experience also. 2x1 + 5x1 with Touchwiz, only 5x1 with Nova. However I was able to resize the 5x1 to 2x1, and with Nova's "padding" added it looks okay...
    I only had the 5x1 widget in Nova as well. I also resized it with padding just like you did and it was acceptable. Good thing to mention! I didn't think of that earlier.
    03-13-2017 09:14 AM
  11. lcs101's Avatar
    This variation in the weather widget is really odd. I'm using Nova on an AT&T phone, and again the only option now is 4x2. I did find, as suggested above, that if I add padding after resizing it, it no longer cuts off some of the text, but it does cut off the refresh circle if I take it down to 2x1. I also still don't like the look of it as much as before the Nougat update. Still wish I would have never deleted it. Never crossed my mind I might not be able to bring it back.

    I'll either have to used the native weather widget at 3x1 or switch over to the Weather Underground widget. I just hate that the latter has no fully transparent option.
    03-13-2017 11:31 AM
  12. underway99's Avatar
    I don't love AccuWeather's widget selection, but you can make its background transparent.
    03-13-2017 03:34 PM
  13. lcs101's Avatar
    I don't love AccuWeather's widget selection, but you can make its background transparent.
    Yes, I know. That's one of the reasons I liked. It offered a cleaner look. Just wish the other changes hadn't been made.

    It's the Weather Underground widget that I wish had the ability to be fully transparent.
    03-14-2017 12:50 AM
  14. Judy android's Avatar
    Thank you for asking this question. I had unintentionally deleted the weather widget and didn't know what to call it (didn't know it was the *Samsung* weather widget...) . Your question led me to the instructions for getting it back.

    Now, I want the weather widget to always show my home location regardless of where I am -- any way to do this, or do I need another widget?
    03-20-2017 04:55 PM
  15. LineKill's Avatar
    Thank you for asking this question. I had unintentionally deleted the weather widget and didn't know what to call it (didn't know it was the *Samsung* weather widget...) . Your question led me to the instructions for getting it back.

    Now, I want the weather widget to always show my home location regardless of where I am -- any way to do this, or do I need another widget?
    Tap on the widget and go into settings. From there turn on Use current location.
    03-20-2017 05:02 PM
  16. MKairys's Avatar
    I just realized the current widget doesn't have the option to add multiple cities. I went back to TouchWiz, where I still find a 2X1 weather and a 5X1 weather + clock, and the 2x1 still has multiple cities.

    So it seems there's an entirely different widget with Nova. How can this be? I thought widgets were part of the application.
    03-23-2017 10:57 AM
  17. MKairys's Avatar
    Here is the answer from Nova. I tried myself, with Google Now launcher chosen at random, and got the same result.

    Hello,

    Unfortunately that's a widget that Samsung blocks from 3rd party launchers as Kevin just tested this on his Galaxy S7 on several launchers including Nova.

    Cliff Wade
    Customer Support Manager


    Michael Kairys wrote:

    Samsung Galaxy S7 has a builtin Weather app with two widgets, 2x1 Weather and 5x1 Weather + Clock. With Marshmallow these were both available under either Nova or TouchWiz. With Nougat they are both available under TouchWiz as before, but under Nova, there is only one widget, a 5x1 with weather only. Furthermore this widget has limited functionality; you cannot add additional cities for example.

    How can I get back the original 2x1 widget, with multiple cities?
    LineKill likes this.
    04-04-2017 11:38 AM
  18. LineKill's Avatar
    @MKairys thank you for the update. Appreciate the information.
    04-04-2017 11:56 AM

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