Sometimes it may happen that your iPhone is working properly but the battery icon suddenly turned into yellow color, you don’t know the reason. But don’t get panic. Your iPhone battery is perfectly okay. The icons as well as status indicators of your iPhone screen notify you of a lot of information. You are probably familiar with the various color-changeable stages of your iPhone battery. When it is fully charged it is green when almost empty then it is red, may be white or black any other time depending on the background of the iPhone.
iOS 9 has introduced another feature for the iPhone battery, your battery icon can be yellow if you have enabled low power mode. In this article, we will discuss why your iPhone battery is yellow and you could fix this problem.
What does yellow battery mean on your iPhone?
Low Power Mode is a great addition for iPhone users who often deplete their battery quickly or who have iPhones with dying batteries. Low Power Mode helps your iPhone to the extent of the battery duration. This feature makes some changes among the functionalities of your iPhone to do so such as it decreases the brightness, stops the push and stops the fetch of mail, etc.
It also turns off the background applications that consume more power from the battery. By turning off these applications this feature extends the life of your iPhone battery and it turns to yellow color to let you know that you have enabled Low Power Mode. But if you are reading this article then you haven’t yet set the Low Power Mode on your device.
It usually happens when your iPhone battery reaches 20% then a window will appear on your phone’s screen to notify you that your iPhone is running with a low battery level and also asks you if you are willing to enable Low Power Mode on iPhone. As soon as you tap the turn-on button your iPhone battery will turn yellow. This yellow color will disappear while you will recharge your iPhone and the battery level will be more than 80%.
Why iPhone battery icon changes color?
Your iPhone battery icon switches from white to black color due to the color of the screen has been changed. Your iPhone is designed in a way that its battery will automatically choose white or black color depending on the phone’s background color. The color of the battery icon is most in contrast to the color of the background.
When your battery is fully recharged and also while it is charging; it is green in color. While the battery icon is red; that means it tells you that your battery is very low. If you have enabled Low Power Mode on your iPhone then the icon of the battery is yellow; it can extend the life of your battery by extra few hours by turning off the unnecessary activities of the programs and also squeeze the features as much as possible to extend the life of your battery.
How do you get rid of the yellow battery on your iPhone?
Your iPhone battery is yellow because Low Power Mode is on; to get rid of the yellow battery you need to turn it off. You have to go to Settings> Battery and then switch to Low Power Mode. Tap to turn it off.
Another way to get rid of the yellow battery is to plug in your charger with your iPhone. When it will be charged more than 80% it will automatically turn off Low Power Mode.
How to turn on or off Power saving mode on iPhone?
You can turn on or off the power-saving mode on your iPhone. To turn power saving mode on or off you need to follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to settings
Step 2: Tap to Battery
Step 3: Tap on the dot that resides next to Low Power Mode; now you can see your battery icon at the top right corner of the screen will turn to yellow color while your battery is 20%.
Why is my iPhone battery yellow at 100?
Your iPhone battery will turn yellow because of turning on Low Power Mode. While the battery is low it notifies you that your battery is low. Yellow indicates that the battery may be somehow got damaged. So, if your battery is yellow at 100 then you should restart your iPhone and then fully charge it. If it is still showing yellow then you must visit an Apple store to resolve it.
when Low Power mode is on, your iPhone battery will last longer until you charge it. Maybe you are somehow unable to plug it with the charger then Low Power Mode is very much effective proving you an extra one hour’s life to the battery before you charge it. However, keeping Low Power Mode on all the time may reduce the charge, but also keeps on some changes among the applications or features of your device.
Does low power mode ruin your battery?
As all the wireless circuitry consumes power, keeping Low Power Mode on all the time reduces battery usage. There is no such serious problem with your battery with turning on the low Power Mode of your iPhone. It is good; it will help your battery to last longer.
It is quite natural for you to think that there may be something wrong with your iPhone; so the battery icon is yellow. In our lives yellow means warning. You had no way to know about the iPhone’s battery icon turning yellow color as it is a new feature of iOS. Apple added this feature to iOS 9 to extend the life of the battery.
If you‘re tempted to use your iPhone with this feature you can also turn off the Low Power Mode. However, Low Power Mode adds about an hour to your iPhone which may be a lifesaver if you are unable to recharge your phone immediately.