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anshuvorty

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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!

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Paddle1

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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!
It must be iPhone only.
 
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anshuvorty

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How is the performance compared to iOS 8.4?

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!
 
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saudor

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Seems to be there for him

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

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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?
 
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nj-morris

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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.

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?

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

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

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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.
 
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anshuvorty

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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.

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.
 
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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.

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

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The feature is equally missing from my iPad Air 1
 

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rginder

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That's correct.

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!
 
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9fiftyfive

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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!
**EDIT**
iPhone-only feature, thanks Paddle1
 
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Paddle1

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It's because the device's CPU isn't powerful enough to handle a cut in performance. I made a video a few days ago, if you want a better explanation.
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.
 
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9fiftyfive

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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.
Thanks for informing me, I'll take that down.
 
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Aston441

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If you connect to a Bluetooth device the Battery widget shows percentage.
 
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dragonboy404

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

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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