Is anyone else excited about low power mode?

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  1. karter16 macrumors member

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    Everyone has their own "top feature" I'm sure, but I'm surprised that it seems no one is really excited about low power mode.

    Granted split screen, and those sorts of features are pretty big and important, but if low power mode actually does what Apple claim it will then that's a pretty big gain in terms of day to day usability. It'll be a few days of testing to see how well it actually works, but it's looking promising so far.

    It's nice to see Apple looking at options to have the phone limit it's performance and background processing etc. to the advantage of battery life - it's the one thing (well that and they doubled as a hammer in a pinch) that was always better about non smartphones.

    Anyway - interested to hear from anyone else who's trying this feature out.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Personally I'm not excited for this feature but I'm glad you are! :) I will just never sacrifice my precious performance for battery life.
     
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  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Just tried it. Didn't affect performance.
     
  5. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    Could you do a comparison using Geekbench and a network speed test app?
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I don't have Geekbench and don't wish to purchase it, but I suppose I could do a network speed test if you'd like.
     
  7. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I plan on getting a 6s+ later this year, so battery life won't be a primary concern; it should more than suffice in seeing me through the day. Plus, I already bring a battery pack around with me.

    I am more interested in what it does to eke out that extra battery life. If it means disabling everything and turning my iPhone into a glorified iPhone, then no thanks.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Great idea!!!! Can someone running the beta and that owns geek bench do a test on power saver please?
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I thought Apple said it effects performance. Maybe it does just isn't that noticeable is some things.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It says it does, but moving around the device felt identical to when the mode was off.
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Have you tried playing a game with it on?
     
  12. netsped macrumors regular

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    It would be great if enabling it at 10% would give 3 hours of use instead of 1, but if it's 3 more hours at 100% then I'm not excited. I would prefer to charge it during the day than having performance issues.
     
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    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of power saving mode?
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Nope, but honestly you probably won't be playing a game if you're trying to save battery life :p
     
  15. hunt2013 macrumors regular

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    I have geek bench and will do a comparison. Fresh installing to my 6 plus as I type.
     
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Awesome! Can't wait to hear the results.
     
  17. macbookguy macrumors regular

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    I'm very excited over battery saving mode. I'm just disappointed it doesn't last longer.
     
  18. karter16 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep can confirm that game performance appears to be completely unaffected.
     
  19. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Awesome! Will be interesting to see these geekbench scores...
     
  20. karter16 thread starter macrumors member

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    The things that I've noticed so far in terms of performance (note that this is on an iPhone 5, so may not be the same for those of you with new devices).

    - Parallax background movement is disabled.
    - Auto-Fetch of emails is disabled (As per what Apple say).
    - Background update of apps is disabled (again Apple state this).

    Beyond that I haven't noticed any reduced performance, etc. Note that this is just my perception, I don't have geekbench so can't give a non-subjective report.
     
  21. a104375 macrumors 6502

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    I'm excited, while I don't currently need it most days, there are some days I'm out and about while using my phone constantly and it would be nice to have this mode. Most of what I'm using it for when I'm out is non intensive.
     
  22. hunt2013 macrumors regular

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    Geekbench immediately crashes when I hit the run benchmark button. Sorry
     
  23. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Damn. Thanks for giving it a go :)
     
  24. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

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    yes! will definitely come in handy when you forgot your charger at home and also forgot to charge the night before.
     
  25. bushido Suspended

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    those r all things i always have disabled anyway lol so i guess i have always been running in "low power mode"
     

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