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The Apple Watch's power-saving mode, which Apple also calls Low Power Mode, is intended to increase the previous standard runtime of the Smartwatch from 18 hours to up to 36 hours. In the apple watch ultra The 36 hours of the standard battery life should even be up to 60 hours. But how can you activate and deactivate the Apple Watch power saving mode? And what restrictions ensure that electricity is saved? I answer these and other questions in this guide.
Is an Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 9 and updated to this or a newer operating system, then the low power mode can be used. If you want to activate the power saving mode on the Apple Watch, there are two ways to do this. On the one hand you can control center Call up, select the battery charge there and then activate the power saving mode in this submenu.
Or you use the Apple Watch settings:
You can easily see whether the low power mode is activated when you use the smartwatch regularly. Because this then shows a small, yellow circle at the top of the display. In the case of the pure time display above the dial, it is probably placed in the middle. When using watchOS or apps, it is placed next to the time at the top right (see above).
Incidentally, the battery saving mode of the Apple Watch is triggered by the system itself when the battery level drops to 10 percent. It will then remain active until the battery has been recharged to 80 percent or more. There is an exception to this if you or the system have activated the option for several days. A regularly high consumption is then recognized and an attempt is made to throttle it using the savings option.
Power consumption is saved on the smartwatch by slowing down or disabling various functions. It can also play a role whether the connected iPhone is nearby or not. Here is an overview of the features that are disabled / affected by the mode:
If the training app is active to measure certain values during exercise, then of course it works. Similar to how the WiFi connection is restored for apps to be connected accordingly, heart rate and pace measurement is also reactivated when the training app is used. You can even set the training to always take place in low power mode to save battery. This can be done via Settings -> Training -> Set the slider for "Power saving mode".
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.