Apple finally decided to bring a low power mode for the iPad with the arrival of iPadOS 15. The battery of Apple devices has always been controversial. With some updates over time, the company tried to optimize battery life. All these things were due to the doubts raised by Apple’s intervention in the performance of its devices and the conflict with planned obsolescence.
With the arrival of the first betas for iPadOS 15 developers, Apple wanted to bring the low power mode to the iPad. This feature allows limiting some features in order to increase battery life at times when the user requires it.
macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 will have a low power mode
When this mode is enabled, it increases the device’s battery life, but some tasks may take longer to complete. Also, some tasks may not work until you turn low power mode off or until the battery level is 80% or higher.
How to use low power mode on iPad?
This feature can be found in the first developer betas of iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey, respectively. As explained on the support website, this saving mode limits some functions to be able to increase battery life. Some of these limited functions are:
- Email fetch
- Background app refresh
- Automatic downloads
- Some visual effects
- Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)
- iCloud Photos (temporarily paused)
- 5G (except for video streaming)
Low power mode was already available on iOS for a few years now. However, we did not know the reason why Apple did not integrate it on the rest of its devices, especially on iPadOS considering that it is a spin-off of iOS. To be able to use this mode you can use a shortcut assigned to the Control Center or activate it from the Battery Settings on iPadOS.