At Mondays WWDC, or the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, one of many things that Apple announced was the latest revision of its mobile operating system iOS 9.
iOS 9 is packed with a raft of new features, one of which specifically caught my eye. That’s the ‘Lower Power Mode’ setting which can be accessed through the all new ‘Battery’ menu option under the settings menu.
It’s fair to say I’ve been an iPhone fan ever since my very first iPhone 3GS (I skipped the 3!) and although I’ve never really found the battery life to be an issue, (mainly because I’m sat in front of a computer upwards of 12 hours a day) I have often willed that extra couple of hours out of my iPhone when out and about.. Now, being the ‘geek’ that I am, I always have a backup battery in my pocket. However, battery saving options like this are always more than welcome.
Of course, when I first saw the announcement and posts about the feature I dismissed it, believing it wouldn’t really help me.. However, I have today run on ‘iOS 9 Low Power Mode’ since getting out of bed at 6am this morning, with a fully charged battery. Granted, that’s not specifically what the mode is designed for, but I figured how better to test it then hammer it for a full day!
I will continue to test the new mode over the next few days/weeks, and update my post as required.