iOS 9 brings a new 'Low power' mode and general battery improvements

Apple outlined several high profile changes to its mobile operating system with iOS 9, like Slide Over (split screen), improvements to Siri and the platform's general contextual awareness, and various changes to built-in apps. One rather important change that the company literally glossed over, however, has to do with battery life, and it's well worth mentioning...
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46 Comments

12. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice addition but again nothing New. This is what every oem and manufactures should be gunning for improve battery life. However, you can only tweak the operating system so much. Now the hardware must come to play. Where are all the break through batteries technologies we heard/read about two years ago that would give us upwards to 2 day of life with normal use? Where is the bendable battery, the quick charging battery that charges to 100% in 5 min and last two to three days? That's the innovation I want to hear about.

16. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Apple should be sued. Pathetic.

19. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

dont be too strict!!

28. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Lol good for the consumer. Side Note* reading about iOS9 and Android M they seem to have a lot of overlap in terms of "new features".

30. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Like which ?

32. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Siri's awareness/GoogleNow every where, iOS powersaver, AndroidM/Samsung, Power saving mode and multi window

38. AlikMalix unregistered

M: just introduced: App permissions, suspending apps in background to extend battery life during sleep, tokenized android pay, OS level fingerprint support. Yes it goes both ways... I'm kinda sad about it, as these practices blur the differences and soon they'll be the same. I liked that Apple had the AppStore and android had well physical keyboard. I liked that Apple had Siri and Android had.... I liked how Apple had full app permissions and android had bloatware. I liked how Apple suspended apps that aren't needed in background and android had a dead battery in the morning if you forgot to plug it in. Now they're nearly the same.

29. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Heavenly feature has arrived!! Great job Apple! U r amazing! U should be awarded! U've innovated the new meaning of copying entirely!

33. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

LoL while both operating systems tried to improve battery life you can't even pull up your "Apple copying" argument. Yeah google supposedly went out with some optimalizations on android. So how can Apple copy those android optimalizations and Apply them on a completely different OS ? They couldn't and they had to do it all themselves. I think it's a really terrifying fact for an iHater that Apple had done something for the consumers. And Oh iForgot, the supposed project volta in android l supposedly completelly failed to delliver that better battery life Apple is "copying" now.

34. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Then just go ahead & chill. Now u've got less time for wall-hugging. :)

31. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

fukin' ripoffs!!

36. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

My Xperia Z3 ain't got no worries. :)

40. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

lucky you, i was about to purchase a Z3, but they stopped selling em in canada. And the Z3+ uses the overheating SD810, so i'll have to get a note 4, but the note 5 is in the corner, so I'm stuck with an iPhone 4 -_-

42. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow sorry to hear that. The Z3 is seriously the most well rounded device I've owned. Great screen. Decent camera, great sometimes. Excellent battery life. Waterproof. Dustproof. Front facing speakers. Expandable memory. Sleek. But enough about my phone. I don't want to steal iPhone's thunder.

43. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

In Samsung, we call it power/ultra saving mode.

45. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Apple's incredible innovation, Lol my curiosity is. If Apple had implemented the first Android-saving mode or Samsung. as it would be the title of this news PA? Samsung copy Apple or Android grabs features of IOS, I think we deserve a new title for this news PA.
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