Use Low Power Mode to save battery life on your iPhone

Low Power Mode reduces the amount of power that your iPhone 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, and then select Low Power Mode to add it to Control Centre.

When Low Power Mode is on, your iPhone will last longer before you need to charge it, but some features may take longer to update or complete. Also, some tasks may not work until you turn off Low Power Mode, or until you charge your iPhone to 80% or higher.

Low Power Mode reduces or affects these features:

  • Email fetch
  • Background app refresh
  • Automatic downloads
  • Some visual effects
  • Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)
  • iCloud Photos (temporarily paused)
  • 5G (except for video streaming)

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

Low Power Mode is only available on iPhone.

Learn more

iOS 11.3 adds new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be replaced. Find out more in iPhone Battery and Performance. You can also find out how to maximise battery life and lifespan.

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