Modern smartphones have to be charged several times a day, especially if used actively. Unfortunately not every time there is an opportunity to recharge a mobile phone, and often iPhone users would like their device to be able to operate longer, and at the same time have some functions deactivated on it. It will be quite time consuming to independently try to enable / disable settings that are affecting battery consumption. Apple has implemented an energy saving feature so that iPhone users can quickly enable Low Power mode on their smartphones.
Table of contents: 1. What is the low power mode on an iPhone 2. How to enable low power mode on an iPhone - Using control panel - Using setting - Using siri
Please note: The Low Power mode discussed in this article is available on iPhone with iOS 9.0 and higher.
What is the low power mode on an iphone
As it can be understood from the name of the mode, its task is to save the maximum battery charge for it to last for a longer time. In Low Power mode, the operating system disables features that do not play a special role on the functionality of the device. For example:
Various beautiful animations for opening / closing applications, browsing desktops and other additional visual effects are going to be disabled;
Internet connection activity is limited. Even if the iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi, in Low Power mode it will not download updates, update mail in the background, and perform other network operations that have a strong effect on energy consumption;
The overall performance of the device in Low Power mode will be decreased. If you start a productive game in the power saving mode, you will notice that it slows down. The fact is that the iPhone lowers the processor operating frequency leaving it at a level that is enough to work only with basic applications.
Important note: When you turn on the Low Power saving mode on your iPhone, the battery indicator in the upper right corner changes to yellow.
How to enable low power mode on an iphone
There are several ways to enable Low Power mode on an iPhone. Each of them is convenient in different situations. Let’s take a closer look at each one of them.
Important note: When the battery charge level drops below 20%, the iPhone itself suggests turning on the Low Power mode.
Using control panel
The most convenient way to turn the Low Power mode on at any time manually is to add its icon to the control panel. To do this, you need to go to the settings and go to the “Control Centre” section.
Select the “Customize Controls”.
Scroll down the list of available controls and find among them the “Low Power Mode”. Click the plus next to it to add this item to the control panel.
Please note: If you cannot find this function among the available ones, it may be displayed at the top of the list among those that are already active.
After a quick launch of the iPhone Low Power mode is added to the control panel, it’s enough to swipe on the touch screen upwards at any time to bring up the control panel and then click on this item to activate the Low Power mode.
Please note: You can also disable Low Power mode through the control panel.
Another way to activate the Low Power mode is to activate it through settings. To do this, launch the “Settings” application and go to the “Battery” section.
Here click on the switch of the “Low Power Mode” item, after which it will deactivated.
Please note: When you activate the Low Power mode, there will be automatically activated an option to display the charge as a percentage. It is not possible to use the iPhone in power saving mode without displaying the exact battery charge level.
A method that can be useful (for example) when you are driving. You can turn on the power saving mode by voice – just tell Siri “Turn on the Low Power saving”, and the option will be activated immediately.
You can also turn off the Low Power function via Siri by voice.