Our phones so often serve as our lifelines: how we navigate to and from new places, how we organize meetings, how we do our work, and how we contact help if we need it. So keeping its battery life up and engaged for as long as possible is an important aspect of life in the 21st century.
Thankfully, setting up low power mode on your iPhone is just takes a few simple steps.
1. Navigate to your Settings
To turn on your low power mode on your iPhone, you first have to go to your settings. Credit: SCREENSHOT
2. Scroll down to Battery
Navigate to your battery options. Credit: SCREENSHOT
In the Settings app, you’ll scroll down to the Battery option. This should be under Exposure Notifications and above Privacy.
3. Turn on Low Power Mode
Flip the green switch that indicates Low Power Mode. Credit: SCREENSHOT
Right under Battery Percentage, on the second option on the page, you can enable Low Power Mode. This will temporarily reduce background activity like downloads and mail fetch until your battery is charged to 80 percent.
Automate low power mode
You can also make this happen automatically when your battery hits a specific percentage.
1. Go to Shortcuts
Open up your Shortcuts app in order to enter low power mode automatically on your iPhone Credit: SCREENSHOT
Your iPhone has an app called Shortcuts. If you can’t find it, swipe down on your phone and search “Shortcuts.”
2. Go to Automation and Create Personal Automation
Navigate to the automation tab next. Credit: SCREENSHOT
The middle tab at the bottom of the app will read “Automation.” This is right between “My Shortcuts” and “Gallery.” Click “Create Personal Automation,” which is the blue button at the top of the app.
3. Go to your battery options
At the bottom of the Automation tab, you’ll see your battery options. Credit: SCREENSHOT
Scroll all the way down to where you’ll find the battery options. Here, you’ll see three choices: Low Power Mode, Battery Level, and Charger. Click Battery Level.
4. Choose your percentage
Pick the percentage option that makes the most sense to you. Credit: SCREENSHOT
Now, choose which percentage you’d like your phone to automatically go to low power mode once it reaches. For instance, I choose that when my phone falls below 50%, I want it to enter a low power mode. Click next.
5. Add your next action
Adding your next action will allow you to make your phone automatically go on low power mode once you reach the battery percentage you chose in step 4. Credit: SCREENSHOT
Click “Add Action” here
7. Add low power mode action
You might have to search for Low Power Mode in order to add it to your action. Credit: SCREENSHOT
Search for “Low Power Mode” in the search bar, and select Set Low Power Mode.
8. Approve of your changes
Select Next if this looks like what you want your phone to automatically do. Credit: SCREENSHOT
If everything looks solid to you, click Next and then Done on the following page.
9. Your automation is set!
Once you click “Done” in the top right corner, you’re all set! Credit: SCREENSHOT
You’re good to go, and your phone will automatically enter low power mode once it hits the percentage you chose.