The Apple Watch is designed with intelligent and progressive features. Despite how helpful they are, they have a reputation for draining the battery. This is where a Low Power Mode on Apple Watch proves to be most useful. It reduces the amount of power the Apple Watch utilizes so that it can last longer than usual. In this blog, we will explore how you can utilize the Apple Watch power save mode to extend its battery life.
How Does Low Power Mode Work on Apple Watch?
Now, if you are facing difficulties in using this feature to conserve the battery on your Apple Watch, keep these things in mind –
- A Low Power Mode alerts you to turn on the feature when your Apple Watch’s battery drops to 10%. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the power mode on your watch.
- When your battery is charged more than 79%, it will automatically disable low power mode. Unless you decide to turn the low power mode on manually.
By doing so, the Low Power Mode on Apple Watch keeps many of the essential functions of the Apple Watch. To achieve this and preserve battery life, it turns off a few features and notifications.
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Apple Watch Low Power Mode Turns off the Following Features –
- Start Workout reminder.
- Heart rate notifications for high and low heart rate and irregular rhythm.
- Heart rate measurements.
- Always On display.
Low Power Mode Affects the Features Below –
- It takes longer to make a call.
- Reduces the app refresh time.
- Reduces frequency of complications update.
- Siri takes more time to process a request.
- Scrolling and animations might appear slow.
How To Turn On Low Power Mode On Apple Watch?
It is straightforward to enable and use Low Power Mode on Apple Watch. However, it is only available for Series 4 models and above running on watchOS 9. The feature is also compatible with Apple Watch Series 8, SE (2nd generation), and Ultra with watchOS 9.1 and later. To enable Apple Watch Power Save Mode, follow the steps below and in order.
Step 01: To use Low Power Mode, first access the Control Center on your Apple Watch by swiping up.
Step 02: In the Control Center, find and tap on Battery Percentage.
Step 03: On the next screen, you will find Low Power Mode at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it.
Step 04: Next, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on Turn On.
Step 05: The Low Power Mode feature also allows you to turn it on for a specific time. You can choose how long the feature should be activated. You have a choice of 1 day, 2 days, or 3 days. To use the feature, tap on Turn On For and select the time of your choice.
How to Enable Low Power Mode for Workouts?
The Apple Watch also allows you to utilize the Low Power Mode feature during a workout. The major benefit of it is that it greatly extends the battery life without completely disabling vital health metrics such as heart rate and pace. It can measure the heart rate and pace during the Low Power Mode. Once enabled, your Apple Watch will automatically turn on Low Power Mode when you begin any workout in the Workout app.
Follow the steps below to turn on Low Power Mode Workout on your Apple Watch:
Step 01: Open Settings app on your Apple Watch.
Step 02: On the next screen, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Workout.
Step 03: To enable the feature, tap on Low Power Mode.
Apple Watch can be termed as a new wrist-sized smartphone as it comes with an abundance of features and benefits. As integral and important as it is, battery life is still a concern. You have to be a little more cautious when you have no access to its charger. The Low Power Mode feature not only prevents the Apple Watch from draining the battery but also allows the essential features to run. By turning off functions that might not be needed right now, Low Power Mode encourages the Apple Watch’s battery to last longer. It proves to be most useful, especially when you are low on battery.
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