MacOS Monterey brought a fair number of improvements to the platform. One of the more important updates for those who need to eke out as much battery life as possible is called Low Power Mode.
For anyone who uses an iPhone (sorry… Android person here), you’ll already be familiar with Low Power Mode. What this does is configure the device to preserve as much of the battery life as possible.
This reduces energy consumption by automatically turning down screen brightness and lowering the CPU clock speed. Not only does this help to reduce battery consumption, but it also has the added effect of keeping your MacBook quieter because the fans will not run (thanks to the lower CPU clock speed).
Of course, the caveat to this is that, since you’re lowering the clock speed of your device, you’ll lose out on a bit of power. However, since Low Power Mode can be enabled and disabled rather easily, you can do it on the fly. In other words, when you need more battery, enable Low Power Mode, and when you need more power, disable it.
So, how do you enable Low Power Mode in MacOS Monterey? Let me show you.
How to Use Low Power Mode in MacOS Monterey
When you no longer need Low Power Mode, simply reverse the process and your MacBook will be back to full power and standard battery drain.
This option is a great way to extend the battery life of your Apple laptop, so you can work and play longer without worrying your battery will prematurely drain. If you know you’re going to be on the go, without the means to grab a quick charge, Low Power Mode should be considered a must. You’ll extend the battery life on your device and the performance hit shouldn’t be too dramatic and won’t keep you from being productive.