Telegram has become one of the favorite chat apps for Android and iPhone users. You get a plethora of features in the app and if you tend to use Telegram for long hours, your phone’s battery life can plummet quickly.
To address this potential issue, Telegram has introduced the Power Saving Mode feature for Android and iPhone users. We will briefly discuss how to use power saving mode in Telegram on your iPhone and Android phone. Note that you don’t need a Telegram Premium subscription to use this feature.
What is power saving mode in Telegram
As the name suggests, the power saving mode in Telegram will help you conserve the battery life of your Android and iPhone. The app comes with several animations that you can see especially when sending messages, GIFs, and using stickers. If you need to make a video call with your contact for a longer period of time, you should make sure that Telegram does not affect your phone’s battery life.
To use the power saving mode, you need to update the version of Telegram on iPhone and Android. You can use the following links to update the app for your device.
Once the app is updated, here’s how to use power saving mode in Telegram
Use Power Saving Mode in Telegram on iPhone
Let’s start with the steps to use power saving mode in Telegram on your iPhone. If you are an avid Telegram user but don’t have the Plus model of iPhone, the power saving mode will help you save battery for long time use.
Step 1: Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.
2nd step: Tap the Settings icon in the lower right corner.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Power saving.
You will now see all the options in the Power Saver menu. By default, power saving mode will activate in Telegram when your iPhone reaches 15% battery level. You can drag the slider to manually change the battery percentage to trigger power saving mode.
You can drag the slider to the left corner to turn off power saving mode in the app.
If you scroll down, you’ll see plenty of options to disable resource-intensive processes like sticker animations and interface effects.
The only feature introduced just for iPhone users in the Telegram app is to disable background updates to update your chats faster when switching between apps.
Use power saving mode in Telegram on Android
Speaking of Android users, here’s how to enable power saving mode when you need to continue using Telegram despite low battery levels on your device.
Step 1: Open the Telegram app on your Android phone.
2nd step: Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.
Step 3: Tap Settings.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap Power saving.
You will now see all the options in the Power Saver menu. Similar to iOS users, you can use the slider to change the battery level to trigger power saving mode on your Android phone.
But unlike Telegram for iOS, you have more granular options to control different resource-intensive processes. For example, you can disable autoplay in keyboard or autoplay in chat for animated stickers.
According to the Telegram developers, the power saving mode has been tested on over 200 different types of Android devices to create optimized default settings for better control.
This is useful for modern Android devices with high refresh rate displays. Power saving mode is useful especially if you have forced high refresh rate on all Android apps.
Battery saver by telegram
The new power saving mode in Telegram is an additional option to save battery life of your Android or iPhone, especially while using the app. As of this writing, this feature is not available to WhatsApp users and we won’t be surprised if it arrives in the near future. But we can expect something similar to launch soon. Speaking of Telegram, you can use two-step verification to protect your chats and data from unwanted access. We surely recommend you to use it on your device. You can also read our article, where we suggest other such tips to boost the privacy and security of your Telegram account.