How to enable power saving mode on Apple Watch

How to enable power saving mode on Apple Watch

Power saving mode on Apple Watch: One of the cool new features coming to the Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 9 is the Power Save Mode. This means that your smartwatch can last up to 2 times longer. This article explains how to turn on power saving mode on your Apple Watch, as well as more information about how it works and all the features that stop working in this mode.

Since the release of the first generation Apple Watch, the watch has been able to run up to 18 hours on a single battery charge. Now with watchOS 9, the watch can run up to 36 hours on a single charge with power saving mode turned on.

Although Apple Watch Ultra can run for 36 hours without power saving mode, it can also be enabled for this feature.

In addition to the standard power-saving mode, the Apple Watch Ultra will have an “additional power-saving mode setting that reduces GPS frequency and heart rate.” Power saving mode on the Apple Watch Ultra will extend the battery life up to 60 hours.

How to enable power saving mode on Apple Watch

  1. Make sure your Apple Watch is running watchOS 9
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to open  Control Center
  3. Tap on Battery Percentage
  4. Tap the switch next to Power Saving Mode
  5. Scroll down and select Enable  or Enable…  for 1, 2 or 3 days
  • In addition, the mode can be activated on the watch in: Settings > Battery > scroll down to “Power Saving Mode”

Here’s how to turn on Power Saver mode on your Apple Watch:

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Each time you turn on power saving mode, your watch will show some (but not all) of the features that will be disabled.

You can just turn it on or choose to turn it on for several days (up to 3).

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How to turn off power saving mode on Apple Watch

  1. Swipe up to open Control Center
  2. Tap on Battery Percentage
  3. Tap the switch next to Power Saving Mode
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Power saving mode on Apple Watch

Learn more about Power Saver mode on Apple Watch

What features turn off in power saving mode on Apple Watch?

  • Display mode “Always on”
  • Heart rate alerts for irregular, high or low heart rate
  • Background heart rate measurements
  • Background blood oxygen measurements
  • Workout Start Reminder
  • When the iPhone is not nearby  Wi-Fi and cellular data will be turned off –   this means no phone calls and notifications.

Power saving mode also means:

  • Making a phone call may take longer.
  • Background app updates are less frequent.
  • Extensions are updated less often.
  • Siri may take longer to process requests.
  • Some animations and scrolling may appear less smooth.

How does power saving mode work?

  • When your Apple Watch is in power saving mode, a yellow circle icon appears at the top of the screen.
    • In addition, the battery percentage button in Control Center, the charging animation, and the time in Night Mode turn yellow.

  • Apple Watch will automatically ask if you want to turn on the power saving feature once the watch is down to 10%.
  • Low power saving mode automatically turns off when 80% battery is reached


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