Low power mode vs regular on 8 plus?

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  1. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502

    tripleh3lix

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    Anyone do a test to see how it affects day to day usage between the two? I’m wondering if it’s any better than the 7 plus. I can’t seem to find any big tests around for the comparisons between the two for the 8 plus.

    It seemed to be about the same for me between both modes, maybe 20-30 minutes more in low power mode. Anyone else having significant battery savings in LPM?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It can depend on what you normally have enabled. If you normally have everything enabled then LPM can potentially show better savings, but if you disable or turn down a lot of things normally as it is, then LPM might not come of as saving too much in comparison.
     
  3. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I pretty much have most notifications other than Instagram, messenger and message/calls/timer/main iOS stuff disabled. Have background app refresh off, screen brightness is usually about 25-30 percent, location services and all that diagnostic stuff is usually off as well. I also turn Bluetooth and any other functions off as well. As well as raise to wake.

    Only things I have on a daily basis are “hey Siri” and Find My iPhone. So it’s still not really worth it to keep low power mode on at this point ?
     
  4. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have Hey Siri on for a specific reason? If the answer is no, you don’t use it, then it probably wouldn’t hurt to stay in Low Power Mode.
     
  5. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do use it a lot while I’m driving, working, or getting ready for work and replying to texts. But it’s not THAT important.
     
  6. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    If you deem having it off as not a huge inconvenience, then, as I said before, it couldn’t possibly hurt to try enabling Low Power Mode for a day or two to see what kind of results it nets you.
     
  7. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502

    tripleh3lix

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    Thank you will do!

    If I say get a new phone, will turning off automatic app downloads not sync my apps back in place? Or is it something different ?
     
  8. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    From an iCloud backup, apps will automatically restore.

    As far as I understand, automatically downloading apps only applies to new apps purchased on other iOS devices.
     

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