Power Reserve is accessible in watchOS 8 or earlier. watchOS nine and up comes with Low Power Mode instead. Each is designed to help you have the longest time to use your Battery on your watch.
This post discusses how to turn up and turn off Power Reserve on your Apple Watch. The Apple Watch running watchOS 8 or earlier will automatically enter Power Reserve mode. Power Reserve mode if the Battery is at a crucial threshold. It is also possible to activate it at any time. In Power Reserve, your screen will display the time and a lighting icon like in the image below. The remainder of the screen will be black.
What is Power Reserve on Apple Watch?
Power Reserve works as a power-saving mode that lets you use the remaining portion of the Apple Watch battery when it’s in a state of depletion and you cannot recharge it.
It is accomplished by deactivating the capabilities of your Apple Watch, except for one displaying the time. In all other cases, you have to use the button on your side to display the time on your Apple Watch’s screen. Your expensive smartwatch will become the least basic of digital watches. You won’t get notifications, and any of your Apple Watch apps will work.
Apple Watch Apple Watch can keep going for a long time during Power Reserve mode, so although you may not be able to use every one of your preferred Apple Watch apps, you can still see the time.
Turn Off Power Reserve Using the Side Button
To take off your Apple Watch out of Power Reserve mode is simple. The Side button is held for between 5 and 10 minutes until an Apple logo is displayed on your watch’s screen. This will disable Power Reserve for all models compatible with the Apple Watch series and models.
You must enter your Apple Watch password to access its watch and apps after it restarts.
Why Won’t Your Apple Watch Turn off Power Reserve?
This could cause discontent as the watch cannot perform vital functions such as tracking your heart rate, workouts, or monitoring your messages.
The main reason your Apple Watch may fail to turn off Power Reserve mode is a low battery.
Then connect your Apple Watch to an Apple Watch charger (on Amazon) and wait 2 to 3 hours to charge before you attempt to turn off Power Reserve fully.
If you cannot be patient, you should ensure that you charge it for at least 15 minutes to enable rebooting, after which you can recharge it when the Apple Watch resumes normal functioning.
A red lightning bolt icon next to the time shows that your watch is running low on power. Therefore, recharge the watch before restarting it.
If there’s no light and your phone is in Power Reserve, pressing the button to the left until your phone restarts will fix the issue.
How to Activate Apple Watch Power Reserve
It is activated automatically through the battery settings or simply by pushing and pressing the button to the side until the Power Reserve slider button appears. Click and drag your Power Reserve slider switch to the left to activate the battery mode.
You can also set your watch in Power Reserve mode using the “Glances” feature. This is done by pressing upwards on the watch’s main face, swiping to the side until you find the battery glance, and then pressing to activate the Power Reserve button.
To prolong the life of your Battery for the Apple Watch:
You will receive an alert when the Battery is at 10% and asks for consent to turn on Power Reserve mode.
When you press the Power Reserve button, the screen will show a confirmation message to continue.
Tapping Proceed activates this mode. Apple Watch Power Reserve mode.
When you turn off Apple Watch Power Reserve, watching time is the smartwatch’s sole function. It will show your time as green when you hit this side button.
How to turn low power mode off and On in Apple Watch Settings
If you cannot notice the battery percentage icon within the Apple Watch’s Control Center, you can enable this feature by opening the settings of your Apple Watch.
Use the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown.
Scroll down, then tap Battery.
Tap Low Power Mode.
The user will be directed to a page that explains the features that cannot be used when you have Low Power Mode enabled. Please scroll to the bottom, then click the option to turn it on.
You can also switch off the Low Power Mode for one or three days by pressing the button to turn it on for…
Low Power Mode will appear colored yellow when it is enabled. To disable it, tap it once more. It will be gray when removed.
This is how you operate using the Low Power Mode setting made available with watchOS 9.
What’s wrong with my Apple Watch getting out of Power Reserve mode?
To remove yourself from Power Reserve on Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until the watch starts to restart. But, you can remove the power reserve mode when the Battery on your Apple Watch has more than 10 percent battery.
The red bolt of lightning that appears on my Apple Watch?
The lightning bolt in red on the Apple Watch indicates that your watch is in Power Reserve mode.
What percent should I be charging the Apple Watch?
Typically, Apple Watch will enter Power Reserve mode if the Battery’s level falls below 10 percent. It is therefore recommended to charge it before that.
When your Apple Watch is in Power Reserve mode, will I still receive notifications and text messages?
The answer is simple: there is no. The reason for the Power Reserve mode is to close any advanced programs running in the background.
This allows you to continue to use the watch. It is a watch to see your time, but not for anything other than that.
Until you locate an energy source that can charge your Apple Watch and turn off the Power Reserve mode, you won’t receive text and other messages.