Mac Low Power mode is now available! All you need to do is update to macOS Monterey and activate it in System Preferences. In macOS 12, Apple finally imported this battery saving feature from the iPhone. With Low Power Mode enabled, your MacBook battery runs even longer during a battery cycle!
Low power mode on Mac
Performance is sacrificed to battery life when you put your Mac in low power mode. The system clock speed is reduced and the screen brightness is reduced.
Similar to iPhone, your MacBook will offer you to turn on low power mode when the remaining battery percentage reaches 20.
However, you have the option of manually activating low consumption mode at the start of the day to maximize autonomy. This can be an option if you plan to use your Apple computer for less intensive tasks like browsing the web or watching videos.
3 ways to turn on low power mode on Mac
If you want to enable or disable low power mode, you have the following options:
1. System preferences
The standard way to activate low power mode is to open System Preferences (from the dock).
Click on Battery.
To select, Battery in the left sidebar.
Check the box next to Low consumption mode.
Advice: You can use a shortcut by opening Spotlight Search (cmd + Space) and searching for Battery!
2. Status bar
A faster way to put Mac in low power mode is to click the button Battery icon available in the status bar. This way you have the On off switch with a single click.
Advice: If there is now a battery icon in the status bar, you need to activate it from System Preferences -> Battery -> Battery -> Show battery status in menu bar.
3. Siri voice control
Finally, you can also ask Siri to turn on low power mode on MacBook!
How? ‘Or’ What: If supported, call Siri via voice command “Hey Siri” or use the alt + S keyboard shortcut to wake up Siri.
'Hey Siri enable Low Power Mode! '
Low Power Mode Facts
– Low power mode was first introduced on the iPhone in 2015, with the release of iOS 9.
– It was only extended to the iPad last year, thanks to iPadOS 14.
– The Apple Watch does not have a low consumption mode, but a power reserve mode. When activated, it turns the smartwatch into a regular watch until you plug it into a power source.
Are you using Mac Low Power mode? Is the battery life considerably extended? Use the comments section and share your comments.
Related: Other features of macOS Monterey include the ability to AirPlay on Mac from an iPhone or iPad and more.