iOS 9 Low Power Mode and Battery Tricks for your iPhone

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Gotta power in your hand? With iOS 9 low power mode feature you can do the battery tricks for your iPhone. After all saving battery in emergency or otherwise is what you are looking for.

Though iOS 9 low power mode automatically goes to save battery when your iPhone hits 20 percent or below and you can also manually enable it whenever you want via settings –battery.

But it is not only low power mode feature that will help you save the battery. Apple details most of the processes that get disabled as part of the feature, which means you can manually tweak these whenever you like in order to get all the benefits of Low Power Mode without the necessary switch enabling.

Let us see what all tricks you can do to save more battery.

Turn on Mail Fetch

Mail Fetch

Most modern email clients on the iPhone use a process called “push” to actively send out alerts and messages from the server to your iPhone.

It happens automatically in the background and therefore Mail can present notifications and have your messages ready and waiting when you open the app.

Low Power Mode disables this rather battery seeker feature in favor of an older process called “fetch”: It looks and retrieves your new email at predetermined points or when you open the app.

Thus if you wish to see your email only when you open the app or alerts at pre determined point of time here’s how you can manually switch to Fetch and save precious battery time.

Just go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data.

Turn off the Push toggle

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Manually if you only want your email to show up when you open the Mail app. You can also  choose other time intervals if you’d prefer to still get background email notifications at certain periods.

Turn off background app refresh

In the Background app refresh feature your apps get and send data, information, and notifications even when those apps aren’t currently open on your screen. When Low Power Mode is enabled, Background App Refresh is turned off for all apps, to prevent extra data and battery costs. You can do the same even without the Low Power switch:

Simply go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

Turn off the Background App Refresh toggle in full, or disable any apps that are continuously using background tasks like the Facebook.

background app

Turn off automatic downloads

Automatic downloads lets your iPhone get any music, apps, books, and audiobooks you’ve purchased on another iOS device or Mac. You can customize automatic downloads on a per-kind basis, but Low Power Mode shuts down the whole system entirely. If you want to edit your automatic downloads options then go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores.

Turn the Automatic Downloads toggles to off for the kinds of media you don’t want wasting your battery. You can also turn all toggles off, if you don’t want any Automatic Downloads.You can also prevent Automatic Downloads from happening when you’re accessing a cellular network.

Automatic Downloads

Minimize  iOS’s visual effects

With low power mode trick you can reducing animations that load on your iPhone’s graphics processor, which consumes most of the battery life. By default, Low Power Mode turns off dynamic wallpaper options, though you can still trigger a Live Photo on an iPhone with 3D Touch, and perspective zoom on your wallpaper and home screen.

You can avoid both of these battery wastage off by going to Settings > Wallpaper and choosing a Still wallpaper, but if you really want to help your battery out, you can go a step further and reduce some of iOS’s system animations.

Visual Effects

Just visit Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion; while Low Power Mode doesn’t enable this setting, you can still use it to reduce the bouncing interface transitions to a simple cross-fade, which will additionally lighten the load on your iPhone’s graphics processor.

There are other lot more things to save your iPhone battery. Do you have one to share with all?

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