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  • Writer's pictureScott Paine & Dawson Bodenhamer

How to Create a Siri Shortcut to Automatically Enable Low Power Mode and Maximize Battery Life

Updated: May 15

Ever checked your iPhone or iPad and found yourself caught off guard by a nearly depleted battery?

Avoid that inconvenience with a simple Shortcut automation. Setting up a Siri Shortcut for automatic Low Power Mode when the battery percentage drops to 30% is a clever way to manage your device’s battery life. 

Step 1: Install the Shortcuts App

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  • Download the Shortcuts App from the App Store if it’s not already installed on your device.

Step 2: Create the Shortcut

  • Open the Shortcuts App on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Tap on the "My Shortcuts" tab at the bottom.

  • Tap on the "+" icon in the top-right corner to create a new shortcut.

Step 3: Add Actions to the Shortcut

  • In the new shortcut screen, tap on the "Add Action" button.

  • Use the search bar and type "Set Low Power Mode".

  • From the list of actions, select "Set Low Power Mode".

  • Tap on the word "Turn", and in the selection that pops up, choose "On" to ensure Low Power Mode is activated by the shortcut.

Step 4: Name and Save the Shortcut

  • Tap on the toggle icon (two switches) in the top-right corner.

  • Under "Shortcut Name", give your shortcut a descriptive name like "Siri Shortcut for Automatic Low Power Mode."

  • Optionally, you can also add the shortcut to your home screen for quick access. Tap on "Add to Home Screen" and follow the instructions.

  • Tap "Done" to save your shortcut.

Step 5: Manually Triggering the Shortcut

  • Using Siri: Say “Hey Siri, Enable Low Power Mode”.

  • Using the Shortcuts App: Open the Shortcuts app, go to the "My Shortcuts" tab, and tap on your shortcut.

  • From the Home Screen: If you added the shortcut to your home screen, simply tap the icon.

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