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What is Power Reserve on Apple devices? How does it work? What’s it good for?

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Power Reserve mode allows you to use certain features when the battery is low or the device is completely turned off. It runs your device on low energy until the battery is fully depleted, letting you access features like Apple Pay that don't require the operating system to be up and running. In this guide, we're going to explore how Power Reserve works, see which devices support this handy feature and learn what you can do with it.