No Low Power Mode on iOS 9 Public Beta for iPod Touch 5g?

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  1. anshuvorty macrumors 6502

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    I just looked at the battery settings under the Settings App-->Battery and to my surprise, I don't see the Lower Power Mode option anywhere. .

    Am I in the wrong section of the Settings App or is this feature disabled for the iPod Touch 5g?

    Can you guys clarify this issue?

    Thanks!

     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It must be iPhone only.
     
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  4. anshuvorty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The million dollar question is....Why?!?!??!
     
  5. anshuvorty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Surprisingly stable after a day of use! Not really that sluggish, battery life is comparable to 8.4...yeah, basically, if the News App and the multitasking behavior wasn't changed, I would say this was still iOS 8.4!
     
  6. saudor macrumors 6502

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    Seems to be there for him

    Edit: that seems to be beta 1. Wonder if they took it out.
     
  7. nifta macrumors member

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    Low power mode makes the CPU run more slowly. I guess that this would cause the already sluggish ipod to slow down to a crawl and be pretty much unusable?
     
  8. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    That's quite annoying. Maybe we'll see if in the final release. Hoping to see it for iPad as well, even though it does have great battery life.

    That's a point. But don't they have it on the 4S?
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Yes it's on 4S, but it's not on iPad either, it's iPhone only.
     
  10. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    The touch also doesn't have battery percentage. It's because the iPod is much cheaper than any other device that has it, and thus you get what you pay for.
     
  11. anshuvorty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I strongly disagree. If you looked at the above comment - the iPhone 4S has it, and it is essentially free, compared to the iPod touch which isn't free.
     
  12. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    On contract it might be free :)
    My 5c was $550. On contact it's $0.99 now. I would hardly call that free.
     
  13. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Probably because since it's a phone it has extra sensors that the touch doesn't have (like its cellular radio).
     
  14. vooke macrumors regular

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    The feature is equally missing from my iPad Air 1
     

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  15. nifta macrumors member

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    The feature's only for iPhones, as far as I recall
     
  16. fricotin macrumors regular

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    That's correct.
     
  17. rginder macrumors newbie

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    I don't know why....even the iPod Touch 6th generation doesn't have battery percentage by default....but you can enable it by using iBackupBot or another program, and editing the springboard.plist file. Apple, the battery percentage option for the iPod Touch is overdue!
     
  18. 9fiftyfive, Nov 3, 2015
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    **EDIT**
    iPhone-only feature, thanks Paddle1
     
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Sorry but this is incorrect, first of all the iPhone 4s was discontinued about a year ago, not several years ago. And secondly the iPhone 4s which has the same internals as the iPod 5 does have low power mode, while the more powerful iPad's don't. It's just an iPhone only feature.
     
  20. 9fiftyfive macrumors member

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    Thanks for informing me, I'll take that down.
     
  21. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    If you connect to a Bluetooth device the Battery widget shows percentage.
     
  22. fricotin macrumors regular

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    I am connected to my Bluetooth GPS and it doesn't show (5G/iOS 9.02).
     
  23. dragonboy404 macrumors newbie

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    What I find helpful for battery percentage is I have my iPod 5 connected to my Bluetooth smartwatch. It then shows me in the battery widget both battery levels. However, it isn't always accurate, and so I also use a third party widget app to give me my battery. There are plenty you can find on the app store if you look for them.
     

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