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AVG Battery Saver for Windows - Getting Started

AVG 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 AVG Battery Saver, and describes how to navigate the user interface to immediately get started extending the life of your battery.

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

Open AVG Battery Saver

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

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

Navigate the dashboard

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

  1. Select a tile to enable one of the following power-save modes:
    • Off: Turns off AVG 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 AVG Battery Saver according to your current Custom mode settings. These settings allow you to control exactly how AVG Battery Saver extends your battery life.
    • Maximum: Runs AVG Battery Saver according to AVG'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.

Manage Custom mode

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

To configure and enable Custom mode:

  1. Open AVG 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 AVG 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.

Adjust settings

You can configure AVG 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 AVG Battery Saver and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralBattery Saver in the left panel.
  3. Tick or untick Turn ON Battery Saver profile when PC is unplugged. If you tick this option, AVG 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 power. If you tick this option, AVG 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 AVG Battery Saver dashboard.

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

Manage 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 AVG Battery Saver is via the Quick Switches on the main AVG 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 AVG Battery Saver, refer to the following article:

  • AVG Battery Saver 20.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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