How to Enable Low Power Mode Automatically on iPhone

How to Enable Low Power Mode Automatically on iPhone

When your iPhone runs low on power, iOS shows a pop-up asking you to activate the “Low Power Mode” to immediately turn off all the background activities to extend the battery life. When activated, the power-saving mode remains enabled until your iPhone has sufficient battery charge. Besides, you can also manually turn on the low power mode, depending on your needs, to improve the battery life of your iOS device. While this is a well-thought-out implementation, would you prefer to enable Low Power Mode automatically on your iPhone when the battery hits a certain percentage? Thanks to a shortcut, it’s possible to automate the power-saving mode on iOS 15. Let me help you set it up!

Enter Low Power Mode Automatically on iPhone (2022)

What is Low Power Mode and How It Works on iPhone?

First introduced in iOS 9 (2015), the Low Power Mode is designed to boost the battery life of your iPhone. When you activate this power-saving mode, it affects the following features:

  • Background app refresh
  • 5G (except for video streaming)
  • Email fetch
  • Some visual effects
  • Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)
  • iCloud Photos (temporarily paused)
  • Automatic downloads

With power-intensive activities disabled, your iPhone is able to last a bit longer with limited juice. Perfect for times when you’re on the go and want your device to run longer than usual. Once you charge your iPhone to 80%, the power-saving mode is automatically disabled in order to allow background activities to run normally.

However, what if you often forget to invoke this mode when the battery hits a low percentage, and therefore, want to trigger it at the desired percentage like 30% or 15%? Well, this is where the Low Power Mode shortcut on iPhone comes into play. Let’s learn how to set it up:

Automate Low Power Mode on Your iPhone


To automate the power-saving mode, we are going to configure a shortcut called “Battery Level”. Being a trusted shortcut for iPhone users, it works reliably. Just follow the steps below:

1. First, open the Settings app on your iPhone. After that, select “Battery” and turn on “Low Power Mode“.


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