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This iPhone Feature Automatically Enables Low Power Mode at Any Battery Percentage

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Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

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iPhones are known for their impressive battery efficiency, but even the best batteries need a helping hand sometimes.

That’s where Low Power Mode comes in. This built-in feature helps conserve precious battery life when your phone starts running low.

You probably already know about the 20% battery warning, which reminds you that your battery level is getting low.

But wouldn’t it be awesome to have Low Power Mode automatically activate at a battery percentage of your choice, like 40% (just like I do!), without any warning?

The good news is that it’s easy to achieve using the pre-installed Shortcuts app on your iPhone. Not familiar with it? We’ve got a step-by-step guide that can help you create your first shortcut.

Let’s get into it.

Think of it this way: You set a custom battery level as your “tipping point.” Low Power Mode kicks in once your iPhone dips below that percentage, automatically optimizing your phone’s battery until you can charge it.

Keep in mind Low Power Mode works by temporarily disabling non-essential features that drain your battery quickly.

This includes automatic email fetching, background app refresh, visual effects, automatic download, and more.

With that in mind, let’s jump into the steps to automate this setting on your iPhone.

Enable Low Power Mode automatically

1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone, tap the Automation tab at the bottom, then tap the “+” button in the upper right.

create new shortcut automation

2. Scroll down or search for “Battery Level” as your automation, then select it.

iPhone battery Level automation

3. Move the slider to the desired level, for example, 40%, then select “Falls Below 40%” and “Run Immediately.”

Then, turn off “Notify When Run” so you don’t get notified when these shortcuts turn on. When you’re done, tap “Next” in the upper right.

Set battery level shortcut

4. Search for the “Set Low Power Mode” action and tap the card.

Low Power Mode iPhone shortcut

5. Tap Done in the upper right corner of the screen to finish creating the shortcut.

Finish setting up battery shortcut on iPhone

6. You should find the new shortcut on your Automation page.

Battery level shortcut action

With the automation created, your iPhone will automatically turn on Low Power Mode whenever your battery level drops below 40% or whatever level you choose.

It will run silently in the background, so you don’t need to remember to enable it manually.

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment below.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

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