Image of black screen with battery icon which is a battery with small glowing red area showing the amount of battery left to represent a time when low power ode is needed.

Low Power Mode Explained


Have you ever wanted or needed to squeeze more power out of your phone’s battery? Low Power Mode might be the setting you are looking for. Low power mode reduces the amount of power your phone is using until it has at least 80% battery. When low power mode is enabled, it may take some time for some features to work while others will not work at all.

Low Power Mode affects:

  • Hey Siri
  • Email fetch
  • Automatic downloads
  • Some visual effects
  • Background App Refresh
  • location services in apps

How to enable low power mode:

  1. Open settings
  2. Tap battery
  3. Toggle the switch next to Low Power Mode to On

Note: When Low Power Mode is on, the battery percentage icon on your status bar will be yellow.

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