Use Low Power Mode to save battery life on your iPhone or iPad

Low Power Mode reduces the amount of power that your iPhone or iPad uses when the battery gets low.

To turn Low Power Mode on or off, go to Settings > Battery. You can also turn Low Power Mode on and off from Control Centre. Go to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls, then select Low Power Mode to add it to Control Centre.

 

When Low Power Mode is turned on, your iPhone or iPad will last longer before needing to be charged, but some features may take longer to update or complete. Also, some tasks may not work until Low Power Mode has been turned off, or until you charge your iPhone or iPad to 80% or higher.

Low Power Mode reduces or affects these features:

  • 5G (except for video streaming) on iPhone 12 models1
  • Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)
  • Display brightness
  • Display refresh rate (limited up to 60Hz) on iPhone and iPad models with ProMotion display2
  • Some visual effects
  • iCloud Photos (temporarily paused)
  • Automatic downloads
  • Email fetch
  • Background app refresh

When Low Power Mode is turned on, the battery in the status bar will be yellow. You'll see a yellow battery icon  and the battery percentage. After you've charged your iPhone or iPad to 80% or higher, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off.

1. On iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Low Power Mode will disable 5G (except in some cases, such as video streaming and large downloads) and also disable 5G Standalone (where available).

2. These devices have ProMotion display: iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, all iPad Pro 11-inch models, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and later.

Learn more

iPhone devices with iOS 11.3 or later show battery health and will recommend if a battery needs to be replaced. Find out more in iPhone Battery and Performance. You can also learn how to maximise battery life and lifespan.

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