HTC Sensation — Weather widget problem

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Jun 16, 2011 11:25:47 AM

I love the weather widget on the HTC Sensation. It just might be one of the most awe-inspiring features of the phone, especially when I'm showing it off to friends. But for some reason, yesterday the widget doubled the weather animations between two cities and laid them on top of each other. After that, it worked again, but it freaked me out a bit, and made me worry that my phone might be infected with malware or something. Has anyone else had this problem with their HTC Sensation? Maybe it's a bug that'll be worked out in an update...hopefully.

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Jun 26, 2011 3:37:55 AM

I am having trouble with my weather program itself. Its giving me sound effects, accurate weather, but the animation is gone. Its just giving me black screen with the temperature and other info. HELP PLEASE.

Jun 27, 2011 7:12:18 PM

Jeffrey Panit
I am having trouble with my weather program itself. Its giving me sound effects, accurate weather, but the animation is gone. Its just giving me black screen with the temperature and other info. HELP PLEASE.

I am also having this problem. The animations worked fine initially, but after a couple of days they have stopped working and I cannot find any reason or solution.

Jun 28, 2011 7:16:57 PM

Steven Blum
Hmm.. sounds so strange. Do you mean the weather animations on the widget, the lockscreen, the clock or the weather app?...there are many, many weather animations on the Sensation :grin:

My problem was with the weather app; I emailed HTC via their website and the reply I received said that I needed to do a hard reset. However the problem seems to have resolved itself as the animations are working again.
Others at work who have other HTC models tell me that it was a general problem with the server that the animations download from, their phones were also not displaying the weather animations in the app, and that the issue on the server was resolved last night.

Jul 2, 2011 4:45:30 PM

Hi, new here specifically for this problem.

My HTC Sensation - only 2 weeks old. The weather animations (not the one on the clock, but the large full screen one once you tap the weather widget) are now gone. I just have a black screen but the info (temp, humidity, etc.) is still current and working. It's just the animation that's gone.

I've tried restarting, but not a hard reset. I'm new to Android, will I have to reinstall everything after that?

Jul 4, 2011 9:49:53 AM

Hi, new here specifically for this problem.

My HTC Sensation - only 2 weeks old. The weather animations (not the one on the clock, but the large full screen one once you tap the weather widget) are now gone. I just have a black screen but the info (temp, humidity, etc.) is still current and working. It's just the animation that's gone.

I've tried restarting, but not a hard reset. I'm new to Android, will I have to reinstall everything after that?

Yes, performing a hard reset would cause you to lose all your data, but you can back it up beforehand. For a primer on how to back up your device, check out this post.

But, as the post shows above, the problem might resolve itself without a hard reset. I'd try contacting HTC. It could be a minor bug that'll be fixed in a coming update.

For more information check out our HTC Sensation Forum or blog

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Oct 17, 2011 5:59:53 PM

I have a similar problem. When I first got the phone it displayed my location with name, eg. Putney, London but now it only says 'Current Location' and doesn't change this despite the fact the weather changes. Does anyone have any advice on how to get my location back? The Weather Channel widget manages so I don't think it is a location/permissions issue!