Avast Battery Saver for Windows - Getting Started

Avast Battery Saver is a tool designed to extend your PC's battery life by reducing internal and external power demands.

This article provides instructions and recommendations for first-time users of Avast Battery Saver, and describes how to navigate the user interface to immediately get started extending the life of your battery.

This article assumes that Avast Battery Saver is already installed and activated on your PC. For detailed installation and activation instructions, refer to the following article:

Open Avast Battery Saver

After installation, the Avast Battery Saver dashboard is accessible using one of the following methods:

  1. Double-click the Avast Battery Saver icon on your Windows desktop.
  2. Click the Avast Battery Saver system tray icon on your Windows taskbar.

Navigate the Avast Battery Saver dashboard

The following actions are available on the main Avast Battery Saver dashboard:

  1. Select a tile to enable one of the following power-save modes:
    • Off: turns off Avast Battery Saver, allowing your device to run according to current Windows settings. You can continue to manage Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection via the dashboard tiles.
    • Custom: runs Avast Battery Saver according to your current Custom mode settings. These settings allow you to control exactly how Avast Battery Saver extends your battery life.
    • Maximum: runs Avast Battery Saver according to Avast's default settings, which offer maximum power savings. You cannot customize settings for this mode.
  2. Bluetooth: instantly enable or disable Bluetooth connection.
  3. Wi-Fi: instantly enable or disable Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Brightness: instantly adjust your display's brightness.
  5. Menu: adjust your application settings, access help pages, review your subscription details, or activate a purchased Avast Battery Saver subscription.

Configure and enable Custom mode

When you enable Custom mode, Avast Battery Saver extends your battery life by applying your personalized Custom mode settings. This is useful if you want to control the actions Avast Battery Saver applies to save power. For example, you can ensure that Avast Battery Saver optimizes your display settings, but does not affect your processor performance.

To configure and enable Custom mode:

  1. Open Avast Battery Saver and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select Custom mode in the left panel.
  3. Configure settings relating to your Screen and display and Hardware and devices. For detailed information about the available options, refer to the following article:
  4. Click the X icon in the top-left corner to save your settings and return to the main Avast Battery Saver dashboard.
  5. Enable Custom mode at any time by clicking the Custom tile.

Your Custom mode settings remain saved unless you manually adjust them. Custom mode settings only apply when Custom mode is enabled.

Specify when Avast Battery Saver turns on

You can configure Avast Battery Saver to turn on automatically when you unplug your device. Alternatively, ensure that the application never turns on unless you manually enable a power-save mode.

  1. Open Avast Battery Saver and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralBattery Saver in the left panel.
  3. Tick or untick Turn ON Battery Saver when PC is unplugged. If you tick this option, Avast Battery Saver automatically turns on when you disconnect your device from power. Additionally, use the drop-down menu to select which power-save mode enables automatically when you unplug your device.
  4. Tick or untick the box next to Turn OFF Battery Saver when PC is plugged in. If you tick this option, Avast Battery Saver automatically turns off when you reconnect your device to power.
  5. Click the X icon in the top-left corner to save your settings and return to the main Avast Battery Saver dashboard.

Your preferences are saved and remain unchanged unless you manually adjust them.

Manage connection to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Keeping Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled drains a large amount of power, even when you are not connected to these services. For this reason, we recommend disabling Wi-Fi and / or Bluetooth when they are not in use for maximum power savings.

The simplest way to manage Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection in Avast Battery Saver is via the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tiles on the main Avast Battery Saver dashboard:

  • Disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth: Click the green (ON) slider next to your chosen service so it turns gray (OFF).
  • Enable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth: Click the gray (OFF) slider next to your chosen service so it turns green (ON).

These preferences usually remain saved unless you manually adjust them. However, depending on your configured Custom mode settings, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi prefences specified via the dashboard tiles may automatically re-adjust when you enable Custom Mode. For more information, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

For more information about Avast Battery Saver, refer to the following article:

  • Avast Battery Saver 19.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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