How to Turn On Low Power Mode on Mac, MB (macOS Sonoma)

All About first time introduced new Power reserve settings for mac machine called Low Power mode in macOS. As well as find High power mode on 16 inches MacBook Pro [M1 Max] model only. Let’s Get here What is Low Power Mode on a Mac computer and How to enable-disable Low Power mode (LPM) on your rechargeable Apple Laptop. Cool feature for All new buyers of MacBook Pro M1 Pro Chip and M1 Max Chip MacBook Pro users.

Apple tries to cover and discuss the significant features, and that doesn’t mean the newer updates come with whatever Apple introduced new settings and programs. Some settings come in glimpse after the update is released to the users, and Apple enthusiast like you and me discovers and share it with others. One of them is Low Power Mode. The iOS devices already have Low Power Mode, but it was major missing in iPadOS and MacOS, but this time, we’ve got Low Power Mode in iPad and Mac too.

Low Power Mode tends to decrease battery usage by disabling unnecessary background activities, reducing screen brightness, turning off the visual effects, and everything that could save the device’s battery life. Though, when the device’s battery lowers down to 20%, the system will send a prompt asking you to turn on Low Power Mode. Now it’s official, with macOS Monterey, you can anytime use the Low Power Mode on MacBook to save the battery until you reach the plug point.

How to Enable/ Turn low power mode in macOS

To enable Low Power Mode on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air should be running the latest macOS Monterey or newer software version.

Low Power Mode is Missing in MacOS

is in your Mac Low Power Mode settings missing on macOS Monterey or newer macOS?
Supported Mac: Available on MacBook (Early 2016 and later) and MacBook Pro (Early 2016 and later).

Unfortunately, there is no shortcut or direct option available as of right now to enable Low Power Mode in macOS quickly. Though, we’re hoping Apple would definitely add it in the future.

1→ Click on the Apple icon.

2→ Select System Settings or (System Preferences in macOS Monterey & Earlier.

3→ Find and click on Battery. Now again, select the Battery option in the sidebar.

On macOS Ventura

  • Choose the Option from Never, Always, Only on Battery, and Only on Power Adapter.

On macOS Monterey & Older


The last option is Low power mode. Check the box of Low power mode to enable it.

Important: Check MacBook Battery Cycle Count also Get tips on How to add Battery Widget on Mac

Furthermore, for macOS Monterey users, you can choose to enable Low Power Mode when MacBook is unplugged or plugged; it can be set from the Power Adapter section, just below the Battery in the same window.

Battery Health:..Just like iPhone and iPad, Mac laptop users can also check Battery Health and Condition in terms of Percentage. Under the Battery Health Option. Click on Apple logo > System Settings or (System Preferences) > Battery > Battery From sidebar > See Option Battery Health in last.

we can also reset all the values using Using Restore Defaults option under Mac Battery Settings.

How to Disable/Turn Off Low Power Mode On Mac

  1. Open System Settings/System Preferences from the Apple icon at top left corner of the screen.
  2. Go to Battery.
  3. Select Battery in the sidebar.
  4. Uncheck the Low Power Mode option.

On macOS Ventura & later

Select never Option, For Low Power Mode


On macOS Monterey & Earlier


Enable High Power Mode on MacBook Pro M1 Max Chip model

This setting is the opposite of the low power mode on MacBook Pro [Apple Silicon M1 Max] Chip. This will allow apps and Processor to use the Whole processor according to the task running on-screen like Playing, Editing, or Exporting High-Resolution video, So you can take this advantage on 16 Inch Macbook Pro only with M1 Max processor, You could not be able to use on 14 inch MacBook Pro, Becuase this model is only available in M1 Pro Chip.

  1. Go to the Apple Logo from top Mac menu > System Preferences.
  2. Select Battery Option > Power Adapter from left side.
  3. Find Energy mode and Select “High Power” option.high-power-mode-on-macbook-pro-16-inch-m1-pro

Your Mac will optimize performance to better support resource-intensive tasks. This
may result in louder fan noise.

Also, we can quickly check Hige Power mode is on from the top Menu bar, Click on the Battery icon and see the Status of the High Power mode. That’s it.check-high-power-mode-is-on-or-off

For iPad in iPadOS 15 or Later

Tips to enable Low Power mode on iPad [iPadOS 15 or later]: Settings app > Battery > Enable Low Power Mode toggle and that’s it.

Mac Low Power Mode Settings missing on macOS Monterey

Check your MacBook’s Version and Access Low Power more supported mac models “Available on MacBook (Early 2016 and later) and MacBook Pro (Early 2016 and later).” How to check your Macbook models,

  1. Apple Logo from top Mac menu > System Preferences.
  2. See the MacBook model with year. just below the macOS Version.


Now, all Apple devices have power up with low power mode, which helps in consuming battery before die and user can stay longer while on work. Low Power mode iPad is also possible.

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Karly Wood

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