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 Center. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then select Low Power Mode to add it to Control Center.

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

An iPhone on the Settings > Battery screen. Low Power Mode is turned on and there's a yellow battery icon in the status bar.

Low Power Mode reduces or affects these features:

  • 5G (except for video streaming) on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models1

  • Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)

  • Display brightness

  • Display refresh rate (limited up to 60 Hz) 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 on, the battery in the status bar will be yellow. You'll see a yellow battery iconNo alt supplied for Image and the battery percentage. After you charge your iPhone or iPad to 80% or higher, Low Power Mode automatically turns off.

1. If you turn on Low Power Mode, 5G is disabled, except in some cases like video streaming and large downloads on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. With iPhone 12 models, Low Power Mode disables 5G standalone (where available).

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

Learn more

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

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