Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.
When iOS 9 came out last year, a few great battery saving tricks came with it. One of these best features is low power mode. While your phone will prompt you to turn low power mode on once your battery hits 20 percent, there’s no reason to wait that long. Rather than delve into your Settings app, you can easily toggle it on and off with one command.
Using Voice Commands
You can turn low battery mode on and off by asking Siri. Just say, “Hey Siri, turn on low power mode.” To turn low power mode off, you’ll have to manually activate Siri by pressing your Home button and using the voice command, “Turn off low power mode.” (Hey Siri is disabled during low power mode, hence the need to do it manually.)
Using 3D Touch
If you prefer not to use voice commands, another quick way to access the low power setting is by using 3D touch on your iPhone. Tap and hold the Settings app and select Battery. This will take you straight to the Settings page where you can toggle low power mode on and off.
When your phone is in low battery mode, certain features will be reduced including email fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. Your phone will also auto-lock after 30 seconds.
Do you use low power mode on your iPhone or iPad? Do you prefer to wait until your phone is down to 20 percent to turn it on or do you tend to turn it on earlier? Let us know in the comments.