lowpowermode review

Low Power Mode is one of the new features of iOS 9 that allows you to keep your battery usage as low as possible throughout the day when you want to conserve battery life and you feel your battery level is getting to the point where you might not last until you can get to a charger.

Unfortunately, while most of us enjoy reaping the benefits of Low Power Mode, whether we have a low battery level or not, iOS automatically disables the feature when your device gets charged up enough, forcing you to go to the Settings app and re-enable Low Power Mode manually.

That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia’s BigBoss repository called LowPowerMode is going to make your life a whole lot easier.

How LowPowerMode works

After you’ve installed LowPowerMode on your jailbroken device, you’ll never have to turn Low Power Mode back on ever again. Low Power Mode will always be enabled on your device at all times, even when you charge your device up to 100%.

This allows you to keep all of the features Low Power Mode offers to keep your device as battery-efficient as possible. As Apple notes in a support document, Low Power Mode gives you the following benefits to increase your battery life:

  • Reduced email fetching
  • Disabled “Hey Siri”
  • Disabled background app refresh
  • Disabled automatic downloads
  • Reduced Wi-Fi associations
  • Reduced visual effects

It is worth noting however that when you use the LowPowerMode jailbreak tweak, you will still get the notification that says “Low Power Mode Turned Off – Battery sufficiently charged” when your device reaches a high charge level, but you’ll notice that despite the notification, Low Power Mode will remain turned on and your battery level indicator icon in the Status Bar will remain yellow, indicating Low Power Mode is enabled.

Also read: How to save your iPhone battery even further with Low Power mode

My thoughts on LowPowerMode

Because I can relate to not wanting to manually enable Low Power Mode each and every time my device gets fully charged, I can see a jailbreak tweak like this being useful.

Although Apple intends Low Power Mode for when your device is low on power and you want to conserve your battery life as much as possible to prevent your device from dying, I typically turn on Low Power Mode even when I’m fully charged because it’ll help my device last longer throughout the day.

Anyone that uses Low Power Mode frequently in the way described above is going to love the LowPowerMode jailbreak tweak.

My biggest gripe with the tweak is that it still shows that silly notification that Low Power Mode has been disabled when you reach a high enough charge level, despite the fact that what it’s saying isn’t really true because Low Power Mode is actually going to remain on. Apart from that, without a way to toggle the tweak on or off, Low Power Mode will stay on no matter what unless you uninstall the tweak.


If you’re a big Low Power Mode user, you should definitely check out the LowPowerMode jailbreak tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It’s a free download that can help you take advantage of an iOS feature you love without wasting your time to toggle it back on all the time. The tweak is also very simple – with no options to configure, you can just install it and take advantage of what it has to offer.

What are your thoughts on LowPowerMode? Share in the comments below!

  • Lt_R

    I’d actually like a tweak that can enable low power mode when I hit a certain percentage. Afaik, this isn’t possible yet.

    • Blip dude

      This!!! 20% is not good, but if it kicks in at 30-33% that would actually be perfect. Or at least give us a Control Center switch on/off.

      • BipolarByDesign

        I have an activator listener that just lets me double tap the battery icon to toggle low-power mode. It’s intuitive AND I use it all the time.

      • Blip dude

        Hmm, will definitely look into that. . . When an iOS 9.2 Jailbreak is released.

      • GTA 5

        tell me how you did it! please 🙂 lol

      • Feivl

        Activator – Double Tap Status Bar Right – Activat/Deactivate Low Power Mode.

      • Khalid Tahhan

        Battivator can do this.

      • CCSettings on BigBoss enables a toogle on Control Center to switch whenever you want, just like wifi does.

    • David Navarrete

      You can add a custom action in Activator. Set it so when your iPhone hits 40% it will enable LowPower. It’s not that complicated
      Touch on Build (top right corner) to create your custom trigger. Once it’s been created assign it to Activate Low Power (the green one; the gray one is to toogle it, so if you’re already on low power it will deactivate it, and the red one will always deactovate it)

  • Khalid Tahhan

    Battivator can do this

  • jayr

    I just turned on low power mode with 100% battery charged on my jailbroken iphone with version 9.0.2 i dont get it because i didnt install any tweak for this, did apple enable that restriction on the following updates?

    • Chris

      The [problem] this tweak solves is when you’re charging your iPhone back to 100% while on Low Power Mode, it will switch off at 85%. This tweak prevents this from occurring and makes iOS think it hasn’t yet reached 85% battery charge.

    • Anthony Bouchard

      You can turn on Low Power Mode at 100% all you want, but if you charge your device up from say…. 50% to 100%, and you had Low Power Mode on already, iOS will automatically turn Low Power Mode off because you’ve reached a sufficient battery charge. This tweak makes Low Power Mode stay on, even after a charge.

  • White Michael Jackson

    I use activator toggle low power when battery is less than 99%

    • NotTodayThx
  • NotTodayThx

    flipswitch sorts this out, toggle enabled at lock screen, plus imo the very fact that this does nothing-Nada-nix to the notification, renders it pretty pointless, you get the auto off when connected to a power source, when you will never need a lower power mode, ever.
    I use lowpower pretty much all the time and thought “ah, handy tweak” (all my functioning memory is full of guitar chords, scales, lyrics, melodies, smack and broken bottles, so often forget to enable it) ‘until’ I realised it fails to nuke the most annoying thing about being a lower power lover. the reason one has to re-enable the mode is because apple decides your battery shall conform to planned obsolescence & switches it off, fortunatley sending a push message to allow a swift re-enabling,
    1-10 for implementation
    10-10 for effort Tho.
    Now if the guy can figure out how to code a bit better and make the tweak ‘whole’, I’ll re-consider.

  • Nesly Lacroix

    I never got the notification after it’s been charged.

  • John Smith

    I use LPM from 100% to 0%. It greatly improves battery life. Here’s what I found it does:

    Low power mode:

    No automatic mail update
    Auto-lock in 30s
    Background App Refresh off
    Lower brightness
    Automatic store downloads/updates off
    Dynamic wallpapers off
    Perspective zoom off
    40% lower CPU performance
    “Hey Siri” disabled
    Reduced wi-fi associations

  • Iskren Donev

    Here’s a pro tip: Configure activator to Enable/Disable Low Power Mode whenever you leave/connect to a WiFi network. If you start connected to WiFi with Low Power Mode turned off, you phone will automatically enable Low Power Mode once you leave and disable it when you connect to another WiFi network.

    This is the most straightforward method I’ve found to save battery while on the go without thinking about it.

    Adding the tweak mentioned in this post will also be helpful since it will prevent any potential changes to Low Power Mode that are not handled by Activator.