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How to save iPhone battery life with low power mode

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It seems, over time the battery performance on your iPhone degrades, one theory suggests this relates to the regular security patches and upgrades. While some of these updates can improve the functionality of the iPhone software, they can also significantly impact the iPhone battery life.  So is there an easy way to mitigate or reduce the power drain. Is it possible to get a full day from your iPhone, while using it?

Low Power Mode

One possibility is Low Power Mode which was introduced with iOS 9 and is only available to iphones with a least this version of iOS. You can enable ‘low power mode’ at any time under the battery settings. Additionally, once your iPhone reaches 20 percent battery power you will get a prompt asking if you wish to enable it, allowing you to squeeze the last bit of juice from your iPhone.  You can enable low power mode prior to this alert at any time.

Without Low Power mode activated, an iPhone 6 Plus scored 1606 on the single-core processor test and 2891 on the multi-core processor test. (Source: Macrumors)
Without Low Power mode activated, an iPhone 6 Plus scored 1606 on the single-core processor test and 2891 on the multi-core processor test. (Source: Macrumors)

So why is low power mode useful? If you are going on a long trip and want to ensure a longer battery life, and you can still receive calls and text messages in this mode. However, there is a caveat to enabling this mode, obviously, if low power mode reduces the performance of your iPhone, to save battery, there is going to be an impact in functionality. Enabling lower mode  limits or stops mail fetch, background app processes and certain visual effect are disabled, also, the time out of the screen display is reduced.When Low Power Mode is on, the battery in the status bar will be yellow.

How save iPhone battery life with low power mode – How To Enable Low Power Mode

  1. Open the settings application
  2. Select Battery from the menu
  3. From this screen turn the switch button to enable it.

Worth Considering

Low Power Mode reduces or turns off these features:

  • Email fetch
  • Hey Siri
  • Background app refresh
  • Automatic downloads
  • Wi-Fi associations
  • Some visual effects

Sources

Geekbench results

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