iOS 9 could save battery life but at the expense of performance

The struggles with demands for more time for every charge is forcing owners to have to make a choice.

The latest generations of the iPhone have been including an ever larger number of fancy features and capabilities, beyond the reach of the battery life to keep up in a way that consumers find to be ideal.

Now the iOS 9 could give iPhone users the choice to sacrifice some performance for a longer lasting device.

The idea behind the new Low Power mode in the iOS 9 upgrade is that battery life can be saved while using the features of the device, instead of having to stick to Airplane Mode or scramble to plug the device into a wall outlet. The drawback is that in exchange for the added juice, it compromises some of the device performance. These may not involve hugely important parts of performance, but it means that things will run more slowly and the picture won’t be at its top level.

That said, the changes will allow a user to keep their battery life going for up to 3 more hours.

Battery Life - iOS 9This is the first time that Apple has made a move like this. The Low Power mode will shut down the background activity and decrease the performance to help to squeeze up to three more hours out of the smartphone battery.

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According to a number of leading tech rumor sites, such as Geekbench 3 and MacRumors when running the beta of iOS 9 on the iPhone 6 Plus, the single core processor test score was 1606 and the multicore test received 2897. That said, when running Low Power mode, the figures reduced by about 40 percent, bringing them to 1019 and 1751, respectively. The notes that were taken seemed to imply that it brings the speed of the device back to the days of the iPhone 5S, but that when it is between using your mobile device at a reduced speed or not using it at all, it is an easy choice.

Overall, it is more than likely that the up to three hours will be helpful, but that portable phone chargers will continue to be the key to the kind of battery life that iPhone users want. After all, the reason that many people purchased those devices, in the first place, is for their performance!

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