Surely every iPhone owner at least once wondered why the battery level indicator turns yellow from time to time. The answer is very simple – a 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?
Power Saving Mode (detailed) is a useful feature in iOS that helps you conserve battery life. When the battery is low (from 20% and below), it automatically suggests changing some settings in order to reduce power consumption (processor performance decreases, screen brightness decreases, notifications about new emails are turned off, etc.). This mode significantly extends the battery life, which is indicated by the yellow indicator light.
Users wishing to extend the operating time of their gadget can turn on the function themselves whenever they wish. However, iOS suggests activating Power Saving Mode when the battery goes 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. If the function has been manually activated (after 80%), it remains activated even with a fully charged battery.
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How to enable or disable Power Saving Mode
You can activate or deactivate the function and get rid of the yellow icon in at least four ways.
First, you can put the 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 required position opposite to”Power saving mode“.
You can use Siri:
In addition, starting with iOS 11, it became possible to add to Command centre convenient switch Power saving mode… We talked about how to add it in this article.
And finally, starting with iOS 14, it became possible to set the Power Saving Mode automatically on a schedule, when changing the location or after certain actions. We described 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 can keep your iPhone going for much longer. Plus, this mode is the only effective way to extend the battery life of devices running iOS 9 and later.