Surely every iPhone owner at least once wondered why the battery level indicator turns yellow from time to time. The answer is extremely simple – the yellow indicator means that the device is in power saving mode. What is it and how to return the usual charge indicator?
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What is Power Saving Mode (yellow battery indicator)?
Power Saving Mode (detailed) is a useful feature in iOS that allows you to save battery life. When the battery is low (from 20% and below), it automatically offers to change some settings in order to reduce power consumption (decrease processor performance, screen brightness, turn off new email notifications, etc.). This mode significantly extends battery life, as indicated by the yellow indicator.
Users who want to extend the battery life of their gadget can enable the feature themselves whenever they wish. However, iOS suggests activating the power saving mode when the battery drops below 20%.
In this case, the indicator turns yellow, confusing some. When connected to a power source, the mode remains active until the battery level reaches 80%, after which it automatically turns off. In case the function was activated manually (after 80%), it remains enabled even when the battery is fully charged.
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How to enable or disable Power Saving Mode
There are at least four ways to activate or deactivate the feature and get rid of the yellow icon.
First, you can put your iPhone on charge and wait until the battery level reaches at least 80%. In this case, the mode will turn off automatically, and the indicator will turn green again.
Secondly, you can independently enable / disable the power saving mode. To do this, open the section “Battery” in the application “Settings“and set the switch to the desired position opposite”Power saving mode“.
You can use Siri:
In addition, starting with iOS 11, it became possible to add to Control point convenient switch Power saving mode. We talked about how to add it in this material.
And finally, starting with iOS 14, it became possible to set the Power Saving Mode automatically according to a schedule, when changing the geolocation, or after certain actions. We talked about how to set it up in this article.
Keep in mind that Power Saving Mode significantly extends battery life, and if you don’t mind giving up basic performance and some features, it will allow you to use your iPhone for much longer. In addition, this mode is the only effective way to increase the battery life of devices running iOS 9 and later.