Enable Low Power Mode on iOS 9: Apple has stated that Low Power Mode, a new feature introduced for iOS devices, can extend battery life up to three hours.
What happens when Low Power Mode is turned ON? The iOS 9 low power mode conserves battery life by limiting device performance and network.
Which means that Mail is only fetched manually, the background apps refresh and the downloads are disabled. The screen motion and brightness are reduced such as the networking speed. You will gain a couple of battery life.Everyone with a smartphone wants to extend the life of their battery as much as possible, and this is one great way to do it. Enabling low power mode on your iPhone is simple and doesn’t take very much time to do at all.
How to Enable Low Power Mode on iOS 9
Update: if you have a jailbroken device, you’ll be able to install Wolfram Cydia Tweak that manages the Low Power Mode during charge so your iPhone / iPad can charge faster.
If you want to enable low power mode on your phone follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch from the Home Screen
- Go down to “Battery”, which is located just below “Touch ID” and “Passcode”
- After you have tapped on Battery, you will want to toggle “Low Power Mode” ON (turning the switch to the green)
A warning will popup informing what will be disabled to attain a better battery life performance. Your battery will drain slow but some of the device services will also be interrupted. Tap “Continue” if you agree with the message.
You will want to keep in mind that while enabling Low Power Mode will extend the life of your battery, it will also reduce performance and networking activity.
Once you toggle Low Power Mode on, Back App Refresh, Mail fetch, motion effects, and animated wallpapers will automatically be disabled. Both developers and the average iOS user know that having a long battery life is important, and this new feature allows you to do that, but it comes at a price.
- You don’t want to upgrade for iOS 9 because of jailbreak? A tweak is available for Cydia to increase battery life up to 2x more: Increase iPhone Battery Life With Cydia (BattSaver Tweak)