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General

What is AVG Battery Saver?

AVG Battery Saver is a tool that extends your device's battery life by reducing internal and external power demands. AVG Battery Saver allows you to switch between the following modes to effectively manage your battery's power:

  • Maximum: applies our default power-save settings to maximize your device's battery life.
  • Custom: applies your customized power-save settings to adjust device behavior according to your needs and priorities.
  • Off: turns off all AVG Battery Saver power-save settings, allowing your device to run according to the current Windows settings.

Is AVG Battery Saver a free product?

No. AVG Battery Saver is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. You can purchase an AVG Battery Saver subscription via the AVG website.

How does AVG Battery Saver improve battery life?

When AVG Battery Saver is turned on, the application extends your battery life by lowering processor frequency, optimizing display settings, and limiting unnecessary power drains.

The exact way AVG Battery Saver extends your battery life depends on which power-save mode is enabled. Select Maximum, Custom, or Off via the AVG Battery Saver dashboard.

Will AVG Battery Saver make my device run more slowly?

AVG Battery Saver does not impact your device's speed or performance unless the application is turned on.

When AVG Battery Saver is turned on and running in Maximum mode, you should be able to perform everyday tasks on your device without noticeable drops in speed or performance.

If you need to run more demanding tasks but still extend your device's battery life, we recommend configuring and enabling Custom mode. This allows you to specify precisely how AVG Battery Saver extends your battery life. For example, you can configure AVG Battery Saver to adjust processor performance in real-time according to current system demands, or ensure that AVG Battery Saver does not affect processor performance at all.

Download and Installation

What are the system requirements for AVG Battery Saver?

  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or later, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
  • 256 MB RAM or above
  • 400 MB free space on the hard disk
  • Internet connection is needed to download and the program
  • Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels is recommended

How can I download and install AVG Battery Saver?

  1. Click the button below to download the AVG Battery Saver setup file, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG Battery Saver for Windows
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avg_battery_saver.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
  4. Select Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

For detailed installation instructions, refer to the following article:

Subscription and Activation

How can I activate my AVG Battery Saver subscription?

For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:

Can I use AVG Battery Saver on multiple PCs and platforms?

AVG Battery Saver is currently only available for devices running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and later. You cannot use the product on more than one PC simultaneously, however, you can transfer your subscription from one PC to another.

How can I transfer my AVG Battery Saver subscription to another PC?

To transfer your subscription to another PC:

  1. Uninstall AVG Battery Saver from the previous PC.
  2. Install AVG Battery Saver on the new PC.
  3. Activate AVG Battery saver on the new PC.

Features and Settings

How do I start using AVG Battery Saver?

For detailed instructions on how to start using AVG Battery Saver, refer to the following article:

What is the 'Off' tile?

Select the Off tile on the application dashboard to turn off all AVG Battery Saver power-save settings. This means that your device runs according to the current Windows settings.

When Off is selected, you can still manage Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Brightness via the tiles on the AVG Battery Saver dashboard.

What is the 'Custom' tile?

Select the Custom tile on the application dashboard to run AVG Battery Saver in Custom mode. This means that the application adjusts system behavior according to your current Custom mode settings. This option is ideal if you want to precisely control which actions AVG Battery Saver performs to extend your battery life (for example, if you want to optimize display settings without lowering processor frequency).

If you have not yet configured your Custom mode settings, click Settings (the gear icon) on the Custom tile.

What is the 'Maximum' tile?

Select the Maximum tile on the AVG Battery Saver dashboard to run AVG Battery Saver according to our default power-save settings. These settings are pre-configured by AVG to maximize your device's battery life.

When Maximum is selected, AVG Battery Saver extends your battery life by lowering processor frequency, optimizing display settings, and limiting unnecessary power drains.

How do I know when AVG Battery Saver is turned on?

When the Maximum or Custom tile is selected on the AVG Battery Saver dashboard, the application is turned on and taking action to extend your battery life. The exact actions applied vary depending on the tile that is selected. When the Off tile is selected on the AVG Battery Saver dashboard, the application is turned off and does not take action to extend your battery life.

When AVG Battery Saver is turned on and actively extending your device's battery life, a green dot appears on the AVG Battery Saver icon on your Windows taskbar.

How do I configure AVG Battery Saver settings?

AVG Battery Saver settings are divided into two different sections:

1) General settings

General settings always apply to your device, regardless of which AVG Battery Saver mode is enabled.

To access General settings, go to MenuSettingsGeneral. You can configure settings in the categories below:

  • Battery Saver: specify AVG Battery Saver's default behavior when your PC is unplugged or plugged in.
  • Language: specify your preferred language for the AVG Battery Saver user interface.
  • Notifications: select which notifications you receive from AVG Battery Saver.
  • Personal privacy: determine how anonymous usage data is shared, and whether you want to receive other product offers.
  • Taskbar icon: specify if you want the AVG Battery Saver system tray icon to show at startup.
  • Troubleshooting: opt to create app crash logs, which you can send to AVG Support for troubleshooting purposes.

2) Custom mode settings

Custom mode settings apply to your device only when Custom mode is enabled.

For more information about the options available in Custom mode settings, refer to the following section in this article:

How do I configure Custom mode settings?

Configured Custom mode settings apply to your device only when Custom is selected on the AVG Battery Saver dashboard.

To access Custom mode settings, go to MenuSettingsCustom mode. Click the relevant tile in the left panel to configure the following settings:

  • Screen and display:
    • Screen brightness: specify screen brightness.
    • Adaptive backlight: dims the backlight of your PC while enhancing the image. Maximum savings maximizes battery life, but can cause flickering when you watch videos or play games.
    • Adaptive brightness: automatically adjusts screen brightness based on surrounding light levels. When enabled, this setting drains battery power faster, so we recommend disabling it to extend battery life.
    • Turn off display after: specify after what period of inactivity your display turns off.
    • Desktop background settings (Slideshow): disable or enable special Windows desktop settings, such as transparency and slideshows, which are big power drains.
  • Hardware and Devices:
    • Processor performance: determine how processor performance is prioritized:
      • Maximum savings: power savings are always prioritized over processor performance. AVG Battery Saver lowers CPU clock frequency and voltage for maximum power savings.
      • Balanced: processor performance is prioritized only when it's necessary for running more demanding tasks, such as playing games or videos. AVG Battery Saver adjusts processor performance according to your current needs.
      • Maximum performance: processor performance is always prioritized over power savings. AVG Battery Saver does not affect processor performance.
    • Put my laptop to Sleep after: specify after what period of inactivity your PC enters Sleep mode. Sleep is a power-saving mode that moves open documents and programs to memory, while allowing you to quickly resume operation of your PC.
    • Turn off hard disk after: specify after what period of inactivity your hard disk turns off.
    • Hibernate the PC after: specify after what period of inactivity your PC enters Hibernation mode. Hibernation is a power-saving mode that moves your open documents and programs to the hard disk and turns off your PC.
    • Wireless Adapter Settings: determine system behavior when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network:
      • Maximum savings: prioritizes power savings by limiting your wireless adapter's communication with other devices. Although you will still be able to browse the internet and access cloud storage, web pages and online content may load slowly.
      • Balanced: adjusts your Wi-Fi connectivity based on current needs. System performance is prioritized when necessary, allowing you to quickly download files and access online content.
      • Maximum performance: system performance is always prioritized over power savings. AVG Battery Saver does not limit your Wi-Fi connectivity.
    • Wi-Fi performance settings: specify what happens to your Wi-Fi connection each time you enable Custom mode.
    • Bluetooth performance settings: specify what happens to your Bluetooth connection each time you enable Custom mode.

Can I create multiple sets of Custom mode settings?

No. AVG Battery Saver includes one Custom mode. When you change your Custom mode settings, the previous Custom mode settings are lost.

How can I manage Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection using AVG Battery Saver?

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi use a lot of power, even when you are not connected to these services. For this reason, if you are not currently using Bluetooth and / or Wi-Fi, we recommend temporarily disabling connection via the Quick Switches the bottom of the AVG Battery Saver dashboard:

  • Bluetooth: click the green (ON) slider so it turns gray (OFF) to temporarily disable Bluetooth. To re-enable Bluetooth, click the gray (OFF) slider so it turns green (ON).
  • Wi-Fi: click the green (ON) slider so it turns gray (OFF) to temporarily disable Wi-Fi. To re-enable Wi-Fi, click the gray (OFF) slider so it turns green (ON).

Additionally, configure how Wi-Fi and / or Bluetooth connection is affected each time you enable Custom mode:

  1. From that AVG Battery Saver dashboard, click Settings (the gear icon) on the Custom tile.
  2. Select Hardware and devices.
  3. Under Wi-Fi performance settings and / or Bluetooth performance settings, select one of the options below:
    • Switch off: enabling Custom mode always disables Bluetooth / Wi-Fi, even when you are connected to these services.
    • Switch off if not connected: enabling Custom mode disables Bluetooth / Wi-Fi when you are not connected to these services.
    • Do not change: enabling Custom mode does not affect your Bluetooth / Wi-Fi connection. You can manage connection to these services via the tiles at the bottom of the AVG Battery Saver dashboard, or via your Windows settings.

Troubleshooting

How can I uninstall AVG Battery Saver?

For detailed uninstallation instructions, refer to the following article:

Can I stop AVG Battery Saver from turning on automatically?

By default, AVG Battery Saver enables automatically when you unplug your device. After you plug your device in again, AVG Battery Saver automatically disables. To adjust these settings:

  1. Open AVG Battery Saver and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Ensure GeneralBattery Saver is selected in the left panel.
  3. Tick or untick the box next to Turn ON Battery saver profile when PC is unplugged. When this option is ticked, you can additionally select which profile is enabled by default when you unplug your device.
  4. Tick or untick the box next to Turn OFF Battery Saver when PC plugged in power.

What can I do if Wi-Fi doesn't connect while using AVG Battery Saver?

Ensure that the Wi-Fi slider at the bottom of the application dashboard is green (ON).

Your Wi-Fi may automatically disable when you enable Custom, if you have configured this behavior in your Custom mode settings. Follow steps below to check your Custom mode settings:

  1. Open AVG Battery Saver and go to MenuSettingsCustom mode.
  2. Select Hardware and devices.
  3. To ensure Wi-Fi remains enabled, select Do not change under Wi-Fi performance settings.

What can I do if Bluetooth doesn't connect while using AVG Battery Saver?

Ensure that the Bluetooth slider at the bottom of the application dashboard is green (ON).

Your Bluetooth may automatically disable when you enable Custom, if you have configured this behavior in your Custom mode settings. Follow steps below to check your Custom mode settings:

  1. Open AVG Battery Saver and go to MenuSettingsCustom mode.
  2. Select Hardware and devices.
  3. To ensure Bluetooth remains enabled, select Do not change under Bluetooth performance settings.
  • AVG Battery Saver 20.x for Windows
  • 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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