Put weather info on the lock screen of Nextbit Robin

With just a few seconds of time, you can enable current weather conditions on the lock screen of the new Robin.

Nextbit Robin smartphone with weather forecast enabled on the lock screen.

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In an effort to make the lock screen of the Nextbit Robin more useful, the company designed a clock that's big and easy to read.

Just below the current time is the date, and, if you enable it, just below that you can view weather conditions for your current location.

However, you'll need to activate the weather feature before weather information shows up on the lock screen. Here's how:

The process for enabling weather info on the lock screen of a Nextbit Robin.

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  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap on Date, time, & weather.
  • Next, tap on Weather settings.
  • Finally, slide the switch to the On position.

You can also customize how often you'd like the device to refresh weather conditions, keeping in mind the more frequent it checks the more battery the service will use.

After enabling the feature, you can exit the Settings app and lock your device. It took a few seconds for the weather to show up just below the time for me, so don't panic if it doesn't show up instantly.

It's a small touch, but one that's easy to appreciate if you're like me and find yourself unlocking the device countless times a day to check the weather.

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