Starting with iOS 9, Apple has introduced the Low Power Mode to allow users to prolong the iPhone’s autonomy, by downclocking the CPU, disabling background app refresh, reducing motion and brightness and performing other types of energy conserving actions. Although this battery saving mode is limiting network activity and performance, it won’t significantly change the way you interact with your device.
Can I keep Low Power Mode Always On?
Although the feature automatically kicks in when your iPhone reaches the 20% battery level mark, you can enable it sooner, or the contrary, keep it disabled until the iOS device shuts down because of lack of power. The idea of turning Low Power Mode On when the iPhone’s battery is at 100% isn’t bad at all, if you can live with the minuses described above. You can also add disabling of automatic downloads, and lack of mail fetching.
The longer the battery saving feature is enabled, the more Usage time you’ll be able to get from a full charging cycle.
How To Keep Low Power Mode On
iOS is currently set to automatically disable Low Power Mode when your iPhone is charging and the battery level reaches 80%. However, you can override this option by asking your smartphone to continue running with the battery saving mode active. This is how to do it:
1. Swipe-Left on the “Battery sufficiently charged.” prompt, displayed on your iPhone’s screen when the charging level reaches 80%.
2. Tap on View to unveil the option that allows you to re-enable Low Power Mode.
3. Hit Enable Again and your iPhone will resume saving battery.
Tips: If at some point you need to bail out from Low Power Mode you have to do it manually from the Settings app. Browse for Battery and tap the toggle, available next to the Low Power Mode tag. The same path can be followed if you miss re-activating the battery saving mode from the prompt described above. Simply, visit Settings and turn it on manually.
Fact: If you don’t perform other changes, Lower Power Mode remains active until you connect your iPhone to a charger again and the battery level climbs back to 80%.