For iPhone users who are always low on battery life, there’s an easy way to squeeze more power out of your device throughout the day.
By flipping on the iPhone’s Low Power Mode, it temporarily reduces power consumption until you can fully charge your phone; essentially, it puts a hold on battery-sucking features like mail fetch and background refresh. You’re probably already familiar with Low Power Mode — Apple sends a notification when you hit 20% battery life, asking if you want to engage it.
But the good news is Low Power Mode exists beyond moments of battery emergency. Here’s how to get it: Open Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode (make sure it’s “on”).
You’ll want to switch this on right after you’re done charging the device — once you plug it back in at the end of the day and it hits 80% charged, Low Power Mode will unfortunately switch off, so you’ll want to incorporate this process into your morning routine.
Low Power Mode is available for devices running iOS 9, but it’ll work best with Apple’s latest model smartphone, the iPhone 6S.