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Is there a "low battery mode" for iOS?

Does iOS have a "low battery mode"? That was one of the few things I like about Android ;)

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:28

No, there is no built-in battery-savings mode in iDevice.
If you jailbreak there are some tweaks and apps in Cydia.

But the reason most Android phones have it it this: Android is catastrophic when it comes to battery life.
A while ago I used an iPhone 5 for 3 weeks. Since it was just a 'trial' thing, I didn't go scrooge on services. I had 3G and WiFi almost always on. I had 2 busy Twitter accounts on 'push', 3 email accounts polled every 30 minutes, and I used the camera a LOT and did some modding of this site via Safari. Plus, a few calls and texts, and some music playing in the queue at the supermarket... I regularly went from the morning to next day lunchtime.

Similar use with the SGS3 or HTC One X gave me 7-10 hours, WITH battery savings mode ON...

Of course, it'd be nice to have a low battery mode, or a battery savings option set in iOS - but the reason it was added in Android is that Android is a battery hog. Initially Android had no battery savings mode, and the efficience still varies significantly from device to device.

Also: with the huge AMOLED and super-LCD panels in Android flagships you obviously have much bigger drain to deal with.
Just bringing the screen of an SGS 3 to life to check the time
takes enough power to run a dumbphone for a week :p Then there are the widgets and, gulp, LIVE wallpapers...what were we doing before them?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:28

No, there is no built-in battery-savings mode in iDevice.
If you jailbreak there are some tweaks and apps in Cydia.

But the reason most Android phones have it it this: Android is catastrophic when it comes to battery life.
A while ago I used an iPhone 5 for 3 weeks. Since it was just a 'trial' thing, I didn't go scrooge on services. I had 3G and WiFi almost always on. I had 2 busy Twitter accounts on 'push', 3 email accounts polled every 30 minutes, and I used the camera a LOT and did some modding of this site via Safari. Plus, a few calls and texts, and some music playing in the queue at the supermarket... I regularly went from the morning to next day lunchtime.

Similar use with the SGS3 or HTC One X gave me 7-10 hours, WITH battery savings mode ON...

Of course, it'd be nice to have a low battery mode, or a battery savings option set in iOS - but the reason it was added in Android is that Android is a battery hog. Initially Android had no battery savings mode, and the efficience still varies significantly from device to device.

Also: with the huge AMOLED and super-LCD panels in Android flagships you obviously have much bigger drain to deal with.
Just bringing the screen of an SGS 3 to life to check the time
takes enough power to run a dumbphone for a week :p Then there are the widgets and, gulp, LIVE wallpapers...what were we doing before them?

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