Why Is My iPhone Battery Yellow? – How-To Geek

If your iPhone battery icon is yellow, it indicates that your device is in Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode is a feature on iPhones that helps conserve battery life when the battery level is low or when you manually enable it to extend your battery’s charge throughout the day.

Here’s why your iPhone battery icon might turn yellow when Low Power Mode is activated:

  1. Low Power Mode Activated: When your iPhone’s battery reaches a certain low percentage (usually 20% or 10%, depending on your settings), iOS automatically prompts you to enable Low Power Mode to conserve battery. You can also manually enable Low Power Mode at any time from the Control Center.
  2. Battery Conservation: Low Power Mode reduces or disables certain features and background processes to help your iPhone use less power. It temporarily limits performance, fetches new email less frequently, and stops some visual effects, among other optimizations.
  3. Yellow Battery Icon: When Low Power Mode is activated, the battery icon on the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen turns yellow, indicating that the feature is currently active.

Here’s how you can enable or disable Low Power Mode on your iPhone:

  • Method 1: Swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen to open the Control Center. Tap the battery icon, and it will turn yellow, indicating that Low Power Mode is activated. To disable it, tap the battery icon again, and it will turn white.
  • Method 2: Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Go to “Battery,” and you’ll find the “Low Power Mode” option. Toggle it on or off as needed.

Keep in mind that while Low Power Mode can significantly extend your battery life when your device’s charge is low, it may temporarily disable certain features. Once you charge your iPhone to a higher level, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off.

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