How to Use Power Saving Mode on Apple Watch

Apple released watchOS 9 this week, the update adds some great new features to the Apple Watch, one of which is a new low power mode. To use this mode on your Apple Watch, you’ll need to install the watchOS 9 software update on your device. You’ll also need to install the iOS 16 software update on your iPhone.

Power saving mode has been available for a while on the iPhone as well as the Apple Watch.

This model is designed to reduce the power consumption of your Apple Watch and extend the battery life of your device while you use it. This is achieved by disabling some features that are normally enabled in normal mode.

How to enable power saving mode on Apple Watch?

This power saving mode is easy to enable on your Apple Watch. Swipe up on the Apple Watch display until Control Center appears.

Now you will see the battery percentage, click on it and you will be taken to the battery menu for your Apple Watch.

You will now see a toggle for low power mode, turn it on and your watch will enter battery saver mode.

What features do I lose when using power saving mode?

By enabling low power mode, you will lose some features, while the mode is enabled, these features have been disabled to save battery power and extend the battery life of your Apple Watch.

Here is a list of features that are completely disabled:
  • Always on display
  • Heart rate notifications for irregular rhythm, high heart rate and low heart rate
  • Background heart rate measurements
  • Background blood oxygen measurements
  • Workout Start Reminder
Here is a list of features that are disabled when your iPhone is not near your Apple Watch:
  • WiFi and Cellular
  • Incoming phone calls and notifications
Some other functions may take longer when using this mode:
  • Call may take longer
  • Background app refresh is less frequent
  • Complications are updated less frequently
  • Siri may take longer to process a request
  • Some animations and scrolling may appear less smooth.

How to use power saving mode during exercise

There is also an option to turn on low power mode when you’re exercising with your Apple Watch. This can come in handy if your battery is low and you don’t have time to charge it before your workout.

To enable this mode, you need to open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then scroll down and select “Workout”, after which you will be given the option to select “Low Power Mode”, now you can enable this setting. Now you can use the power saving mode during workouts.


We hope you find this guide helpful and help you set up a power saving mode on your Apple Watch when you need it. This is a really cool feature that Apple has added to the Apple Watch. This guide was written using the new watchOS 9 software on Apple Watch and iOS 16 on iPhone.

If you have any questions about setting the power saving mode on your watch, or any tips to improve battery life, please leave a comment below and let us know. You can learn more about all the features of watchOS 9 on the Apple website at the link below.

Source Apple

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