How to Enable Low Power Battery Mode on an iPhone 6

Getting more life out of an iPhone battery has long been one of the most common problems for many users. Unfortunately, the more we keep the iPhone screen on, the more battery it consumes. There have been some settings that you can adjust which can help, but Apple never provided a specific setting that could help to get more use out of a charge.

That has changed with iOS 9, however, as there is now a Low Power mode that you can enable. This will reduce or completely turn off some of the less important features on the device, allowing you to go a longer amount of time between charges. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting in iOS 9 so that you can see if it offers a solution to your battery life problems.

For additional discussion about the different iPhone battery states, read our iPhone battery color meaning guide.

Turn On Low Power Battery Mode in iOS 9

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. The Low Power battery mode is not available in versions of iOS prior to iOS 9. Learn how to upgrade to iOS 9 so that you can take advantage of this feature.

Enabling Low Power mode will reduce or turn off some features and effects on your iPhone. Included among these options are mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. Additionally, you will know that Low Power mode is enabled when the battery icon on your iPhone is yellow instead of white.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down and select the Battery option.
  3. Tap the button next to Low Power Mode to turn it on. You will know that it is turned on when there is green shading around the button. For example, I have enabled Low Power Mode in the image below.
turn on low-power mode

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If you are looking for ways to improve your battery life, but don’t wish to use the Low-Power mode, then changing some settings on your iPhone can help. For example, turning off Background App Refresh can really help to improve battery life.

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