As an iPhone 6s Plus user, I’ve noticed significant improvements to battery life due to the upgraded hardware and the latest iOS update. I certainly can’t complain about battery life, but it’s always nice to squeeze a little extra out of one’s device.
By now, any iOS 9 user should be well aware of the battery-saving feature that automatically prompts you to switch to Low Power Mode when your device drops below 20% battery life.
i am trying to download this iOS update for my iPhone, but it is killing my battery and I am on campus and have no charger with me and gahhh
— nicole carlos ? (@anicolecarlos) October 22, 2015
What some people aren’t aware of, however, is that this is a feature that’s always available. You don’t have to wait until your phone drops below the 20% mark to enable it.
Just go to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode and manually enable the feature. It turns off several extraneous features, allowing you to enjoy a ridiculous amount of battery time. Some users report phones lasting for two days or longer!
Of course, with every pro comes a con, and if enabling Low Power Mode had no real consequences, then you can be sure that Apple would have enabled it by default.
i love the whole "low power mode" idea but seeing my battery bar constantly yellow is becoming a legitimate cause of stress for me tbh
— tommy (@LOMMYTI) October 27, 2015
The truth is, it’s not a perfect solution. Enabling this feature alters the user experience by turning off things like animations, visual effects, automatic downloads, background app refresh, and mail fetching. But, if you really need to temporarily squeeze out more battery life, this is how you do it.
Or, you could always buy a battery case.
Are you running iOS9? If so, on what device? What has your battery experience been like so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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