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Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade iOS devices
Yesterday, I discovered that, when I asked Siri for the temperature on my iPad, it would always tell me the temperature in fahrenheit, even though I am in France, and my time zone is set as such. (There is no real country setting on iOS.) On my iPhone, however, I would get the temperature in centigrade, as expected. A friend suggested that this is because I had set C in the Weather app on the iPhone. As there is no Weather app on the iPad (I still don't know why), there's no place to make this change.

Fortunately, a commenter to the blog post I linked to above pointed out that there is, indeed, a way to set the temperature, but it is well hidden. Open Clock, tap on Edit, and you'll see two buttons at the bottom of the clock list, one for F and the other for C. It seems that the only reason this setting is here is because the clocks can show time and temperatures. But unless you live in a major city - one for which you can choose a clock - the temperatures here aren't much use.
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Apple's built-in Apps
Authored by: gabester on Sep 21, '12 08:00:08AM

I have nothing useful to add to the actual hint, BUT, I likewise am confused as to the choices Apple has made with the built-in iOS apps on various devices. Maps exists on both iPhone and iPad, but Weather only on the iPhone. The iPhone also has Voice Memos, but I have to download a 3rd-party app to get the same functionality on iPads even though they are equipped with microphone. I haven't done a detailed analysis of which built-in apps Apple chooses to make available where... but I am always started when I discover such a deficiency. And why wasn't iTunes Remote built in?



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Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade
Authored by: mundie1010 on Sep 22, '12 05:16:15PM

Please! The name was changed to Celsius in 1948! Centigrade measures angles. Let's get with the times.

But I'll take my SI measures where I can find them! Having metric in Maps is a great relief.



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Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade
Authored by: sd on Sep 24, '12 06:51:48AM

Yes Celsius !



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Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade
Authored by: Interactive on Sep 28, '12 04:59:05PM

I am on iOS 5.1.1, and I don't see the "two buttons at the bottom of the clock list, one for F and the other for C."



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