How to Enable Low Power Mode on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a powerful tool for staying connected and informed, but its compact size comes with a trade-off: battery life. Fortunately, Apple offers Low Power Mode, a handy feature that can significantly extend your watch’s lifespan on a single charge.

This article will guide you through two easy methods to enable Low Power Mode on your Apple Watch, explain what it does, and explore some additional tips for maximizing your battery life.

Enable Low Power Mode on Apple Watch

There are two ways to activate Low Power Mode on your Apple Watch:

Method 1: Using Control Center

  1. Press the side button (for watchOS 9 or earlier, touch and hold the bottom of the screen and swipe up).
  2. Swipe up to access the Control Center.
  3. Tap the battery percentage icon.
  4. Tap the Low Power Mode icon (it looks like a battery with a minus sign).

Method 2: Using Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll down and tap Battery.
  3. Toggle the switch next to Low Power Mode.

What Does Low Power Mode Do on Apple Watch?

When enabled, Low Power Mode temporarily reduces background activity, including:

  • Automatic app updates
  • Heart rate sensor checks (except during workouts)
  • Background notifications
  • Always-on display (watchOS 7 and later)
  • Some visual effects

While these features are disabled, you can still access them manually if needed.

Additional Tips for Maximizing Battery Life

  • Adjust display brightness: A dimmer screen uses less power.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not needed.
  • Reduce notification frequency: Limit notifications from less important apps.
  • Shorten wake screen duration: The watch screen turns off sooner after you raise your wrist.
  • Disable unnecessary complications: Only use complications you frequently check.
  • Use Workout mode: Optimizes battery usage during workouts.

Remember: Low Power Mode is a temporary solution for extending battery life. When you connect your watch to the charger, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off.

Final Words

By understanding and utilizing Low Power Mode, you can ensure your Apple Watch stays powered up and ready for whatever your day throws your way.

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