How to Enable and Use Low Power Mode on Apple Watch

Here's how you can enable low power mode on Apple Watch Series 6, 7, 8, or Apple Watch Ultra.

This month, Apple officially released watchOS 9 for compatible Apple Watch. watchOS 9 comes with a bunch of new features and improvements. The list includes Low Power Mode, which is one of the best features on watchOS 9. The feature is available for Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models. Here’s how you can enable low power mode on Apple Watch Series 7, 8, or Apple Watch Ultra.

The new Low Power mode replaces the Power Reserve mode, bringing some additional functionalities to the Apple Watch. Apple says with Low Power Mode, users will be able to get up to 36 hours of battery life per charge, which is doubled compared to normal usage or non-low power mode. Additionally, the California tech giant says, the feature will temporarily disable select sensors and features, including the always-on display, heart health notifications, autostart workouts, and more.

If you are traveling on a two day trip and forgot to carry the Apple Watch charger, then you can now turn on the Low Power mode to get more juice from the battery. So, if you want to know how you can enable and use the new low power mode feature on your Apple Watch, follow the below-mentioned steps.

How to Enable Low Power Mode on Apple Watch

There are two easy ways to turn on the Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch. As obvious, there’s no need to install any app to get the feature working on the watch. It is pre-loaded on the watchOS 9, so, if you own the Apple Watch Series 4 or newer model which is compatible with watchOS 9, then you can easily enable the low power mode on your Apple Watch.

Let’s take a look at the first method.

how to enable low power mode on apple watch
  1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch, you can swipe up to get the control center.
  2. Find the battery percentage tile in the control center, on some watches, it is showing at the bottom. In that case, you can use the digital crown or scroll to the bottom with a touch gesture.
  3. Tap on the battery percentage.
  4. Turn the toggle on for Low Power Mode, it will show a quick overview of Low Power mode, swipe down, then select Turn On or Turn On for 1 Day, 2 Days, or 3 Days. You can choose the option according to your usage.
  5. That’s it.

Now when you want to turn off the new feature, then you can do it by going to the control center and turning the toggle off for Low Power Mode in the battery tile.

Talking about the second method, then you can turn the Low Power Mode from the Settings as well, these are the steps.

how to enable low power mode on apple watch
  1. Tap on the Digital Crown to open the apps list on your Apple Watch.
  2. Find Settings and tap on it.
  3. Scroll down until you see the battery, you can swipe with a touch gesture or with a digital crown.
  4. Select Battery, scroll down a bit, then turn the toggle on for Low Power Mode.
  5. That’s it.

Once you enabled the low power mode on Apple Watch then you will see the yellow dot icon on the top of the watch face. So, this is one of the easiest ways to turn on the low power mode on a compatible Apple Watch.

If you still have any queries on how to enable and use low power mode on Apple Watch Series 7, 8, SE, and Watch Ultra, then you can ask me in the comment box.

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By Haneet Singh

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