How to Enable Low Power Mode and Low Data Mode on iPhone and What You Get



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The iPhone makes it easy to save data and battery power by enabling Low Data and Low Power modes. Here’s how to find and use them – and what happens when they’re activated.

Get the most out of your battery with Low Power Mode

You might find yourself instinctively killing background apps, turning on airplane mode, or turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while your iPhone’s battery is essential to hopefully get some more power. screen time. There are better options.

Since iOS 9, Apple has included Low Power Mode. With just one switch, your iPhone intelligently enters battery-saving mode while allowing you to maintain your internet connectivity and more.

How to enable low power mode

  1. On your iPhone, open the Settings application.
  2. Scroll through the list of options and press Battery.
  3. Flip the switch for low power mode to On.

Your iPhone will now show a yellow battery icon and almost all UI animations will now be disabled, such as transition animations for QuickType keyboard suggestions. Your iPhone’s processor may run slower than usual in some apps to minimize power consumption.

You can also enable Low Power Mode in Control Center. To do this, follow the steps below:

Enable Low Power Mode via Control Center

  1. If the Low Power Mode toggle shortcut is not already present in Control Center, open the Settings app on your iPhone. If it’s already in Control Center, skip to step 4.
  2. Scroll through the list of options and press Control center.
  3. Scroll to More controls section, and press the + icon next to Low Power Mode.
  4. Invoke Control center.
  5. Faucet the battery icon that looks like a half-discharged battery on the lowest row.

  6. You should see text at the top of your screen that says “Low Power Mode: On”, and the battery icon in the status bar will turn yellow accordingly. While Low Power Mode will stay on until you turn it off, if you plug in your iPhone to charge it, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off once your phone is over 80%.

    Save on battery and phone costs with Low Data Mode

    If Low Power Mode isn’t efficient enough for your taste, or if you just want your iPhone to be easy on data and maybe save a few bucks on your phone bill or cut down on the time your carrier is throttling you for exceed your data limit, you can also enable low data mode.


    Follow the steps below to enable low data mode:

    How to Enable Low Data Mode


    1. On your iPhone, open the Settings application.
    2. Faucet Cellular.
    3. Faucet Cellular data options.
    4. To select Low data mode.

However, if you have an iPhone with two physical SIM card slots, or if you have an eSIM-enabled iPhone with both active plans, the method works slightly differently:

Activate Low Data mode if you have an active dual SIM card

  1. On your iPhone, open the Settings application.
  2. Faucet Cellular.
  3. Faucet Cellular plan.
  4. Faucet Data mode.
  5. To select Low data mode.

When powered on, your iPhone will intelligently reduce its data consumption while having minimal impact on your internet speeds while actively surfing. Idle apps will be disconnected from cellular data, Photos will not update iCloud sharing when the device is idle, Videos will lower playback resolution while streaming, and Background app refresh will disabled.

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