These are the functions affected by the new low consumption mode of the Apple Watch

We all go crazy these days, right? I guess we are looking at the Apple website several times to see if we decide to buy this or that other device. While we fill and empty the cart by simulating what we’d spend, we’re upgrading both the iPhone and Apple Watch to the new versions. iOS 16 and watchOS 9, which have brought a ton of features. We have already explained what they are and how to install the new versions cleanly. But now it’s time to understand some of these new functions. For example, low power mode affects it in a different way depending on the selected application or function. Let’s see.

From the Apple Watch series 4 model to the new one presented a few days ago, watchOS 9 incorporates a new mode consisting of disabling or limiting some functions and sensors while low power mode is enabled. For example, the always-on screen and heart rate monitoring in the background are disabled. Other functions only work on demand and others continue to work normally. But what interests us is to know those functions that stop working normally.

Low Power Mode kicks in when the battery percentage of an Apple Watch drops to 10%. We can also activate it manually. It turns off when an Apple Watch is 80% charged. But if we have activated it manually it can last for days.

Apple wants us to be clear how does this new mode work and for this it tells us, through new information, which functions are deactivated and which ones work at half throttle, so to speak.

When Low Power Mode is active on the Apple Watch, there are a number of functions that are disabled and do not work:

  1. screen always on
  2. notifications of heart rate for irregular rhythmhigh low heart rate.
  3. measurements of heart rate in the background.
  4. measurements of oxygen in blood
  5. Reminder training start

There are some functions, however, that fall into this disable sphere when the iPhone is not near the clock:

  1. Wi-Fi and cellular connections
  2. Incoming phone calls and notifications

And on other occasions, or rather, other applications affects less expeditiously:

  1. To make a phone call it may take longer
  2. Background app refresh occurs less frequently
  3. complications are updated less frequently
  4. Siri may take longer to process a request
  5. Some animations and scrolling may appear less smooth

And on the other hand, for other functions, nothing happens and they continue to work as if nothing had happened. This happens, for example, to the detection of falls that For security is still active.