How to Change App Settings - dummies

By Peter Weverka

Once you know how to change the settings for one app in Windows 10, you can probably change the settings for any app. Run through this example with the Weather app.

It may be hard to remember whether you need the Settings panel or the app bar to do something. In general, functions on the app bar are used more frequently than those on the Settings panel. When in doubt, guess — that’s how discoveries are made.

  1. On the Start screen, select the Weather tile if the Weather app isn’t open already.

  2. In the Weather app, select the Settings button on the app bar.

    The Settings screen appears, as shown. Settings is the last option. If you have trouble locating it, select the Show Options button, the topmost button the app bar, to see the buttons on the app bar.


  3. Choose whether to show air temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

  4. Choose a Launch Location option.

    The Always Detect My Location option tells the Weather app to note by way of your Internet connection where you are currently and give the weather report for that place. Select Default Location and enter the name of the place where you live if you want to receive weather forecasts for that place.

    Select Privacy Statement in the Settings window if you’re interested in how Microsoft collects data about you when you use Weather and other apps made by Microsoft. Your browser opens to a web page clotted with legalese and other obfuscations. You may have noticed that ads appear in the Weather app. Starting on this web page, you can keep the ads from displaying by opting out of ads.

    Changes to settings take effect immediately. You don’t have to save or activate your changes.