How to Enable Low Power Mode on iPad and Mac

How to Enable Low Power Mode on iPad and Mac

You must know about Low Power Mode if you are an apple user. Well, if you don’t know about it. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you. The low power mode is a feature introduced on the apple iPhone on IOS 9. Its primary purpose is to save power consumption and expand battery life. It does some functions in the background, like decreasing phone brightness, disabling some visual effects, stopping background updates, and many other functions to enjoy more battery backup. But many people don’t know how to enable low power mode on iPad and Mac. So, in this article, I’ll tell you about everything related to low-power mode and the steps for enabling them on iPads and Macs.

Every apple iPhone and iPad user can easily enable this feature when they want. Even when your battery reaches 20%, your device will automatically remind you to turn on low power mode. Both iPad and Mac users using OS 15 update can use this feature as its official feature now and can be enabled under your settings.

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Low Power Mode on iPad

If you want to enable Low Power Mode on your iPad, make sure you are using iPad OS 15. Because in iOS 14.0, apple enabled this feature for the first time, but the feature got removed and is not available until now.

So, the process is very simple and the same as for iPhones. Here are the following steps that you can follow to enable low-power mode.

Low Power Mode on iPad
  1. Go to your settings
  2. Tap on the Battery Menu
  3. Enable Low Power Mode.

That’s all. This was the most straightforward process of enabling low-power mode on iPads. Also, you can ask Siri to enable power mode. There is an indication that your battery will turn yellow from white when you enable low-power mode. And once your battery gets charged 80% or higher, the mode will automatically turn off.

Low Power Mode on Mac

Enabling the Low Power Mode on Mac is a different process than on iPhones and iPads. But you can follow these quick steps to turn on power mode on your Mac.

Low Power Mode on Mac
  1. First, Open System Preference
  2. Click on the Battery Option
  3. Click on Battery Menu
  4. Now you will see the “Low Power Mode” on the Right side. 
  5. Click and Turn on the Low Power Mode.

Additionally, there is a feature that you can use, which is about enabling this feature only when the MacBook is unplugged or plugged in. If you want to use this feature, tap on the Power Adapter menu and set it as you wish.

How your phone’s Low Power Mode works

Now you know that Low power mode will extend your battery life. But do you know what this feature does or how it saves your battery? Well, there is no rocket science. The Low power mode reduces the power amount that your iPhone use. This helps your phone battery last longer.

Enabling low power will affect a few things on your iPhone or iPad, like some processes can take time and might be longer to complete. Also, some features or tasks will not work until the power mode is enabled. 

How your phone’s Low Power Mode works

Here are the things that will be affected after the Low Power mode

  • Your phone will automatically lock after 30 Seconds. Sometimes you don’t use your phone, but the screen display turns on when any notification comes. So this will keep your display turned on for up to 30 Seconds only.
  • Your brightness will get decreased. Screen brightness is the enemy of battery, especially in apple iPhones. So, when you have enabled low power mode, it will keep your brightness low.
  • The refresh rate of your display and a few visual effects will be affected. This is a huge cause of draining the fast battery. It makes your phone usage experience good but drains the battery. So, if you are okay with a low refresh rate and visual effects, you can enable and use this feature.
  • The iCloud photos will get paused temporarily. In the background, your iCloud photos run and keep backing up your photos in the background. But this mode stops this temporarily so the battery can be saved for longer.
  • The downloading, email fetching, and background app refresh will also affect. Many people don’t like to open email and other apps and refresh for updates. I don’t like this, but to save the battery, you have to ignore this.
  • It will turn your 5G into 4G. You can’t use 5G connectivity except streaming when the low power mode is enabled. So make sure if you want to use 5G, you have not enabled the Low Power mode. 

If these effects do not disturb you, you can use this feature even when your battery is charged. Otherwise, if you want to enjoy all features naturally, you should not use the low-power mode until your battery is low.

Things you should know

  1. The Low power mode only disables 5G in iPhone 12 models. Including all (iPhone 12, Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max).
  2. IPhone 13, 13 Pro Max, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and all the other iPads with 11-inch and 12.9 inches have Pro Motion displays. So this will be affected after enabling this mode on all iPhones and iPads mentioned in the Start.


I hope you know everything about enabling Low Power Mode on iPad and Mac. Also, the complete process of “How to enable Low Power Mode on iPad and Mac.” I have also mentioned the effects of low-power mode so you can decide whether you should use it according to your needs. I use the low-power mode even if my battery is charged. Because once you use this for a month, it will become your habit to use your iPhone or iPad in low-power mode. It stops you from enjoying some iPhone features but saves a lot of your battery. You can comment if you still have any queries related to low power mode. I will answer your comment to answer your question. Thank you.

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