How to enable Battery Saver automatically on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Battery Saver extends the battery life of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL by limiting background activity and push notifications. It is off by default, but you can set it up so that your phone automatically turns on battery saver when the battery falls below a certain percentage. We'll show you how to do it.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the display and tap All settings
  2. Go to System > Battery saver and tap Battery saver settings
  3. Enable Turn battery saver on automatically if my battery falls below
  4. The default setting is 20%, but you can adjust the slider

Battery Saver

Once your Lumia 950 and 950 XL is in Battery saver mode, apps stop running in the background and stop sending and receiving push notifications. However, you can add exceptions. In the battery saver settings, tap Add an app. This lets the app operate normally.

I set it up on my Lumia 950 XL so that battery saver automatically turns on below 20%, but I made an exception for Mail and Calendar. Are you going to turn on Battery Saver? What apps are you still allowing to run in the background? Sound off in the comments!


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