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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by max2, Feb 13, 2016.
Is it worth turning this on ? Does it really help much with battery life ?
I used to in the beginning. But the battery life is really good on the 6s plus. Maybe if you find yourself low and without a source for charging I can see turning it on.
The positive thing about low power mode on 6S plus is a that the IP6s+ is powerful enough to not notice it when activated, and that it's battery is generally powerful enough to not need LPM much at all, at least in my situation. My iphone 6 however, needed LPM often to run throughout the day.
Never used it on my 6S Plus and never felt the need to as I always charge my phone every morning.
I have not had the need to turn it on since I got my iPhone 6s. I typically always have 20-30% of battery left at the end of the day when I plug it in. Typically get about 8 hours of usage, and 16 hours of stand by.
I was using LPM on my 5 and 5s after iOS 9 was released but turned it off as it did not seem to do anything or save the battery. Haven't used it since.
It helps a lot and there have been lots of real world tests on this.
The trade off of course is performance and certain functionality.
I have the 6s plus, so i never have to use this
I have used the feature once when I was out with no way to charge my phone. It seemed to work okay as my phone didn't die completely. Other than that, I have not used the feature. It's nice to have though for those times when you're not near a power source.
I turn it on if I know that I plan on using the phone a lot or know I will need to use the GPS. Otherwise it really isn't needed. 6S+
I have not used the feature much but my kids do and they say it helps a lot getting through the day. I might use it on an upcoming vacation where I know I will use my phone a lot during the day and be away from power. I have in the past brought a battery pack but if this feature will prevent that I will use this feature instead to lower the weight in my bag.
It doesn't make a huge difference from my experience, but it does still help and is useful if you're out all day (particularly when without an external battery) and want your phone to last that little bit longer!
How much Low Power Mode helps is depends on what your settings are normally at before turning on Low Power Mode.
If you already turn off some settings or on in the case of Reduce Motion and Reduce Transparency) for normal use then Low Power Mode won't change much because you already pretty much run the phone with the setting changes LPM enables.
LPM changes a lot of other things you dont have access to though.
I think aside from limiting the CPU performance pretty much all the other changes can be made by changing some settings as well (certainly more places to change them in and then to change them back if needed, compared to just enabling or disabling LPM).
IMO the best times to use it are:
- When you need to charge quickly. It helps speed up charging a little
- When you know you're going to be away from a power source for an extended period of time
- If you are running low and you'll think you'll hit 0% before you are able to charge again
Low power mode works great for me. I would say if I start at 20% on LPM it would take about 2-3 hours of use for the phone to die.