All I want is Low Power mode all the time

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by cameronjpu, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

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    Apple finally gave me a reasonable sized phone (IE no thanks, 6 Plus) with decent battery life. I just hope they decide to allow us to say we ALWAYS want low power mode. Pretty annoying that it turns off at 80% charge while charging. Basically i turn on LP mode, use it until it hits about 70%, then charge as i normally would, off and on throughout the day in my car. My phone has 50% battery right now, at 11 PM, when normally I would be at 10%. Excellent. So close to perfect. Cmon Apple...
     
  2. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

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    If you want the features limited and the processor under-clocked, then sounds good.

    I got 11 and a half hours of normal use on my 6s plus on one charge. Not low power mode. Pretty awesome battery life.
     
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I guess some people don't mind a slower phone, mail not refreshing, and animations missing :rolleyes:.

    Really dude there is no GOOD reason to be in low power mode all the time. It's for when your out and about and your phone hits 10%.
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I get 10-11 hours of usage on a year-old iPhone 6 every day. Something may be wrong with your phone.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Someone might care about battery life more than most things that LPM affects. Especially someone that has those things disabled anyway and mostly does low power things on their phone like basic calls, messaging, web surfing, and some light apps that aren't all that intensive like sports scores or weather or social networking. Nothing wrong with that.

    It's actually not as good when the phone hits 10% or even 20%--it will give you some savings but not that much compared to turning it on somewhat earlier.

    That said, it makes sense for Apple not to lock it in indefinitely since many people wouldn't want that all the time and might not even realize (as obvious as it is) that it's on.
     
  6. flori13 macrumors member

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    Just a temporary solution, but you can quickly turn LPM back on again by swiping the notification of the disabled LPM on the lock screen to the left.
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

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    Why not just turn off/on all the settings that Low Power Mode uses and tada! you have always on Low Power Mode and you don't gimp the CPU/GPU by having it underclocked like LPM does.
     
  8. saudor macrumors 6502

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    Saves on battery cycles at the very least. For texting and other basic stuff, even a 3GS CPU is more than enough. Anyhow i keep it on all the time (except for when i need performance), standby time is 80-95 hours, usage 6-7 hours of GPS (running app), camera, texting, music and email. Much better than charging every other day on ios8 for similar use.
     
  9. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    well i think u should go to "battery", then observe that screen a little slower..look near the middle of the screen:confused:

    ur weclome
     
  10. lagwagon Suspended

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    Lol, all you're doing is plugging in less.

    I can without ever using Low Power Mode get well over your 6-7 hour usage over the same 80-95 standby time, except I have to charge. I get 8 hours usage on a 24 hour standby charge. That's already more usage in almost a 1/4 of the standby. Why wouldn't you charge before going to bed. It's not like you're awake while it happens. Why gimp the phone with always using LPM? When you aren't even getting close to more actual usage time.
     
  11. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Get a battery case
     
  12. Billy95Tech, Sep 29, 2015
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    When I go onto settings and battery I can't see no "low power mode".


    Why don't I have low power mode on my IPad Air 2 with IOS 9 installed(upgraded from IOS 8)""???!!!

    By the way when Apple states "10 hours of battery life" it is not true because for some reason I am only getting 7/8 hours of screen time on my IPad Air 2 and set it!!!!
     
  13. lagwagon Suspended

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    Because iPads have large batteries and long enough battery life as is, they don't need it. Also they aren't critical devices like a phone is.
     
  14. Billy95Tech Suspended

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    But still Apple should of made the Low power mode available for IPads as well!!

    Not just for the IPhones!!!!
     
  15. newellj macrumors 601

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    Posting the same thread http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dont-have-low-power-mode-why.1922912/ in two different forums five minutes apart is completely unnecessary.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Because other people use case is different than yours?
     
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    The point I was making is, by him turning on Low Power full time only meant he got "more" standby. In his numbers it didn't even get him longer actual usage. What's the point in gimping the phone just to have crazy long standby with no benefit to his usage. You're not using the phone when it's in standby or when you're sleeping, so why not just use "normal" power mode and charge it every night or two. It's obvious he doesn't use it heavily at all if his usage is only 6-7 hours over a 80-95 hours.

    LPM underclocks the CPU and GPU among turning off a lot of other things (or turning on some like reduce motion and reduce transparency.) It just seems overkill to always run the phone weaker in LPM just to gain 50 hours standby and not gain any more actual usage. It's almost like buying a Porsche and replacing the engine with with one from a Beatle.
     
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Gaming/watching videos will use more juice. So moderate what you are doing if it's such a big deal.
     
  19. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I for one support the idea that Apple should not automatically turn off battery saver mode *if* the user turned it on when the device was above 80 percent. When it was turned on by IOS because the phone reached 20 percent, it should automatically turn off again when the device reaches above 80 percent.

    I use my phone in battery saver mode because I use my phone frequently, but I don't use it for demanding tasks. I don't play games or run any demanding apps, so I really see no performance hit with battery saver mode on. Besides, IOS 9 has actually hurt my battery life so battery saver mode is basically compensating for that (to an extent).
     
  20. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    You can slide from right to left on the lock screen notification that it has turned off. Pulling down the banner notification you get when they phone is in use also allows this.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Longer standby works for me. I thought though that by underclothing the cpu actual usage would be increased as well. There must be something more to LPM than longer standby?
     
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    For normal use one would also see longer usage as well. But the person was quoting only 6-7 hours usage over a 80-95 hour standby when on full time LPM. At that point the usage is so low he is only getting longer standby as a result. (Myself and many get 7-8 hours usage off a 24 hour standby on average without even touching LPM.)

    My personal best since iOS 9 beta till now was right around 10 hours usage with 48 hours standby without using LPM. (iPhone 6)

    I'm not against LPM. But it just seems so pointless in that specific scenario that person gave. (The 6-7 hour usage over 80-95 hours)
     
  23. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I see what your saying. I don't charge my phone at night as I do t want that stuff on my nightstand. So for me LPM is great as the phone seems to lose very little percentage over 7 hours.
     
  24. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    The fact you use LPM constantly while charging your phone throughout the day makes it seem like there's something wrong with your phone. Unless your usage time is like 10 hours... And stand by is 2 lol.
     
  25. cameronjpu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol I should have known what to expect here. Look, I'm not asking for you all to WANT the same thing I want. All I'm asking is for Apple to give me the OPTION in the battery settings to always use LP mode, and not to have it turn off automatically.

    To address some of the other comments - no, there's nothing wrong with my phone - I have had literally every iPhone model since 1, and all of them leave me disappointed with my battery life. I have to monitor it all day, and even then, by 6 PM it is edging into 20% range. I don't use bluetooth, I do use it to navigate while driving (and that's the only time I charge it). I keep brightness low and all the other good reasonable power saving methods are done properly. I simply use my phone a bit more than the "average" user and I am away from a charger more than most people.

    I also don't think it's a crime or something to be ashamed of that I am willing to give up a little CPU and GPU performance (which I'll never notice) in exchange for a phone that actually has the battery left at 8 PM when I want to send a text after a dinner out. I'm also willing to not see emails pop up instantly all day long, since that's just going to contribute to stress for me. All of these things are fair trade-offs for having a battery that lasts me that 16 waking hours (when I can get that 90 minutes on the car charger on a typical day).

    And no, I don't want a battery case. I have one of those. It makes my phone DOUBLE the size, if not more. What I DO want is for Apple to drop the obsession with thin, and give me a phone that lasts twice as long. Because making that happen would probably not require any more thickness than what would also be required to make the camera lens flush again. And from what polls I've seen (this one for instance http://www.cnet.com/news/what-do-you-want-from-apples-iphone-6s-poll/), if you don't agree with me here, you are the weird one, not me.

    I don't want to go manually change all my settings to match LP mode because, hello, Apple just created one slider to do all that, and the last thing I want to do is to be changing a bunch of settings manually all the time and then changing them back as needed. All I want is a slider on the battery page that says "automatically go back to full power mode when charged? (On/Off)".

    Simple, right?
     

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