The Power Reserve feature on Apple Watch is used to conserve power and boost the device’s battery life. Switching on the Power Reserve Mode restricts access to nearly all Apple Watch features except the basic functioning of the watch. In this post, we will walk you through all the methods and steps on how to turn off power reserve on Apple Watch. Read on for the details….

The default setting on most Apple Watch is to enter power reserve when the battery level gets to 10%. When the charge level of your Apple Watch gets below the minimum set value, the watch will prompt you to activate the power reserve mode via an on-screen notification saying, “Enter power reserve mode. To proceed, tap Proceed”. Even with the default setting, it is also possible to turn off this feature manually. In this guide, you will learn how to turn off the power reserve on Apple Watch.


Turn on Power Reserve on Apple watch

Apple watches can last an average of 18 hours on a single charge. However, your usage determines your Apple Watch’s battery life. Heavy use would mean shorter battery life. By enabling the Power Reserve Mode option on your Apple Watch, you will limit most of the features and functionalities of the device. In this mode, your Watch will only be able to display basic features such as time; you will be able to see the time on screen for a maximum of 6 seconds whenever you press the side button. However, the limitation comes with a huge advantage of extended battery life.

It’s worth mentioning that your watch won’t be accessible via the iPhone app while in the power reserve mode.

There are 3 ways of activating the power reserve on the Apple Watch


1. When the battery level reaches less than 10%

As mentioned earlier, the default power setting for Apple Watches is to want to activate the power saving mode whenever the device’s charge level gets below 10%. Here is how that automatic setting works:

Step 1: After your battery runs down to 10%, the Low Power screen will display.

Step 2: At the beginning of the message displayed, tap on the Power Reserve

Power Reserve button

Step 3: On the confirmation screen displayed, tap on Proceed to activate the power reserve mode.

Proceed to activate the power reserve mode


2. Via the Battery Glance feature

Follow these steps to turn off the power reserve mode via battery glance:

Step 1: Swipe up the main face of your Apple watch.

Step 2: Swipe left or right to locate the Battery glance.

Step 3: A Low Power confirmation message will appear in green.

Step 4: Tap on Proceed to activate the Power Reserve Mode on your Apple watch.

Proceed to activate the Power Reserve Mode on Apple watch


3. Via the Apple Watch’s side button

You can also activate the power-saving mode on your Apple Watch via the side button. Here is how:

Step 1: Press and hold the Side Button of your Apple watch.

Press and hold the Side Button of your Apple watch

Step 2: On the Power Reserve Mode, drag the Power Reserve Slider Button to the right.

Power Reserve Mode- drag the Power Reserve Slider Button

Note that this method won’t display the Power Reserve Mode confirmation message on the screen.


Turn off power reserve on Apple watch

If your Apple Watch’s Power Reserve Mode is turned on, you can manually turn it off anytime you want. That way, you will have full access to all the features of your Watch again. Restarting the Apple Watch is the only option to deactivate the power-saving feature.

To return the device’s Normal Mode, reboot your Apple watch. Follow these steps to get it done:

Step 1: Press and hold the Side Button of your Apple Watch until the Apple logo is displayed.

Side Button of your Apple Watch until the Apple logo is displayed

Step 2: Wait for your Apple watch to restart (this may take a while).

Step 3: After a successful restart, your Apple watch will return to its Normal State.

Apple watch will return to its Normal State

Note that this process will only work if your Watch has enough battery charge. Else the reboot operation will be aborted to keep the device in power-saving mode. That being the case, consider charging your device as soon as possible.


Conclusion

Turning off the power reserve on your Apple Watch is straightforward. Similarly, activating this mode is also super breezy. In this post, we have highlighted all the methods and steps so you can get it done effortlessly.