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JM

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They added new automation parameters. Low power auto set when battery gets below a certain percentage? Yes please.

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Taz Mangus

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They added new automation parameters. Low power auto set when battery gets below a certain percentage? Yes please.

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Have you managed to get the automation you posted above to work?
When Battery Level Falls Below 50%
Turn Low Power Mode On

When I have "Ask Before Running" enabled I never see a message about the automation running. Even trying to run the automation manually does not work. I am running iOS 14.2.
 

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I use low power mode during charging. My automation in turns it on when the phone is connected to power, and then turns it off when power is disconnected. I also have a separate Low Power Mode for when the battery hits 20%. I am running 14.2 as well and my automations all work. I have asked before running turned off but, I do get the notifications on my iPhone when an automation is running.
 

Taz Mangus

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Have you managed to get the automation you posted above to work?


When I have "Ask Before Running" enabled I never see a message about the automation running. Even trying to run the automation manually does not work. I am running iOS 14.2.
It seems the automation is working. The trigger can take a bit longer than I expected to happen but it does happen.
 

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Could this be manipulated so when I leave home (ie away from a charger) Low Power Mode automatically switches on, and then off again when I return?

I’ve had a play around but when I use the ‘When I leave’ condition it doesn’t give me the option to run without asking.
 

JM

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Have you managed to get the automation you posted above to work?


When I have "Ask Before Running" enabled I never see a message about the automation running. Even trying to run the automation manually does not work. I am running iOS 14.2.
I have my set to not ask before running. Shots below of every screen of the automation to check against yours.

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JM

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Could this be manipulated so when I leave home (ie away from a charger) Low Power Mode automatically switches on, and then off again when I return?

I’ve had a play around but when I use the ‘When I leave’ condition it doesn’t give me the option to run without asking.
Yes it can!

there's two ways I see right away for automation. Either "when I leave" and set it to a location (make sure you have the "location based alerts turned on in settings under privacy), or you can have it set low power when you join work WiFi (as one specific example) or a coffee shop you frequent, etc.
 

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JM

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Could this be manipulated so when I leave home (ie away from a charger) Low Power Mode automatically switches on, and then off again when I return?

I’ve had a play around but when I use the ‘When I leave’ condition it doesn’t give me the option to run without asking.
Boom! Yes it can Redux!!! Have it turn on when disconnected from power!
 

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JM

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Could this be manipulated so when I leave home (ie away from a charger) Low Power Mode automatically switches on, and then off again when I return?

I’ve had a play around but when I use the ‘When I leave’ condition it doesn’t give me the option to run without asking.
Oh and to answer the second part about not ask when running, you have to press the triangle to drop down the menu for it.
 

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steve62388

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Oh and to answer the second part about not ask when running, you have to press the triangle to drop down the menu for it.

I don’t get a screen that looks anything like this. I’m in the Automation section.

The only time I get an ‘Ask before running’ option is when I choose the When condition of ‘Low Power Mode’. The ask before running does not appear to work with other conditions (ie the ‘Leave’ condition).
 

Taz Mangus

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Oh and to answer the second part about not ask when running, you have to press the triangle to drop down the menu for it.
What automation trigger are you showing in your above post? I see the option “Ask Before Running”, I don’t see a option for “Show When Run”.

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JM

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What automation trigger are you showing in your above post? I see the option “Ask Before Running”, I don’t see a option for “Show When Run”.

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Oh, I guess it's just showing on certain actions. The action above was Messages. It has a "show when run" toggle while the low power mode does not.

and yeah I don't see an option to toggle off "show when running" anywhere on the "Leave" automation.... not sure how to turn it off on that case.
 

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