How to manually enable the battery-saving Low Power Mode in iOS 9

Imagine that it's Friday evening, and you're out with the guys, having a good time. But then you realize that your iPhone's battery is getting low on charge, and you don't plan on heading home anytime soon. What would you do? If your iPhone is already running iOS 9, taking advantage of the system's Low Power Mode sounds like a great idea.

Low Power Mode is an iOS 9 feature that limits or disables certain features to prolong your iPhone's battery life. In particular, some of the phone's sensors are turned off, as well as push notifications and background app refreshes. Also, your phone goes to sleep faster and its brightness is dimmed. Processor and network speeds are also reduced to limit the device's power consumption.

How is Low Power Mode enabled? Well, as soon as your iPhone's battery level reaches 20%, iOS 9 will ask you if you want the feature activated. The same prompt appears again at 10% if you haven't switched to LPM yet. However, you don't have to wait until your're nearly out of juice to flip the switch. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Battery
  3. Enable Low Power Mode

As soon as you flip the slider, a pop-up message will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to activate Low Power Mode. Your battery indicator will have its color changed to yellow to indicate that the mode is active. And that's pretty much it! Enjoy using your iPhone and feel free to disable LPM as soon as you're near a charger again.



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Its About Time Apple Added A Power Saving Mode(Low Power Mode). Lol I Love How They Always Decide To Rename Things Instead Of Using The More Common Name.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't wait to see how long my iPhone will last with this on at 100%.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Same Here.

26. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

they copied samsung Ultra Saving Power Mode. copycat Apple always

27. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Low Power Mode Doesn't Really Seem Like An Equal To Ultra Power Saving Mode. Now HTC's Extreme Power Saving Mode Is A Copy Of Ultra Power Saving Mode. If You're Going To Troll At Least Be Good At It.

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Next Article: "How do to wipe your butts"

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Really Cause I Totally Need That Article Like Right Now Cause I Honestly Don't Know How To Do It By Myself LOL.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You will need it with that tiny battery. Amazing how the S6 is smaller, yet has a much bigger battery. But they have nerve to bash another oem. Hope that extra one go of ram doesn't kill the battery.....bwahahahahah!!!! So this is equal to Power Saving Mode? Well I have had that for 3 years now and I have an Ultra Power Saving Mode that goes a step further. But hey, after a while the iPhone is going to be just like an Android. It will just take longer

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

UPSM came out last year so how have you had it for three? Honestly stop embarrassing yourself dude.

6. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

UPSM debuted on the S5 and that came out last year. Get your facts straight.

16. Kakarot

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

He is saying that he is using the power saving mode since 3 years and now that upsm is out which takes battery saving to an another level. He never said that he is using upsm since 3 years.

25. Rager722 unregistered

Yet Note 5 has a smaller battery than the Note 4...

9. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Apple will never offer anything like Samsung's UPSM because Apple are just too greedy and they want you using the phone and making them money rather than give a useful feature that strips everything down to basics to get as much power as possible when you know you can't get a charge and have no choice but to turn phone off to save power leaving you unconnected.

10. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Did this really need a article? I mean, come on.

12. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

With the vast amount of features iPhone lacks anything new has to be good news.

11. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Did this really need a article? I mean, come on.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

I actually dont think I'll be using this mode... I'm rarely charging my phone during the day...

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh really? Flip flopping around like a ifish again? I remember not too long ago you said something along the lines about you using your phone while charging it being your number one priority in life and that's why wireless charging is useless. Now you don't even charge it during the day? Hahah flip flop, splash splash These ifish are hilarious specimen. If you only charge it at night you should try wireless, sorry induction charging (so you don't throw a crybaby fit about the naming convention). It beats the hell out of digging for a USB cable to charge it.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Once again, taters you take stuff out of context to make your point. I said that I like to read before I go to sleep, and it's not possible to charge it at the end of the day AND read when you're relying on pad chargers - so either way I have to have a lightning cable next to my bed. I never denied the benefits of "pad" charging - I just didnt agree what the industry called it - wireless. My problem was/is: what are they going to call wireless charging when they invent wireless charging where the phone charges while you're carrying around the room? But thanks for trying... try again!

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sure..... Here fishy fishy

22. AlikMalix unregistered

Great response... I just dont know man, I'm so cornered by your ability to explain yourself and rip my logic apart, I'm stoked... you should take a break from so much intellect in one post. +1...

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Someone needs to sue Apple for something like they successfully sued others for this bs. I think this or the pencil would be good targets. Someone needs to teach them a lesson in humility.

17. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The U.S courts and patent office are massively corrupt so do you really think there's any chance of suing Apple if there's even the slightest doubt since Apple most likely owns a load of their own politicians and judges.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah I think Samsung gave up after the Obama veto. How do you fight that?

21. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

It takes one article to describe one feature inside of a smartphone. Nice

24. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

This is that killer feture I was waiting for and it looks really promising. But considering that iOS 9 will bring up to another hour of runtime, I don't think I need to use it too often. Would like to see how long a 6S Plus with it's Uber-efficient A9, huge battery, iOS 9 and Low power mode turned on will last on full charge.... I think it might go right to the iPad level of battery endurance.

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