Avast Battery Saver for Android: Getting Started

How to Use Avast Battery Saver

Battery Saver is a free application that improves the endurance of your battery between recharges. The app identifies and stops the apps that drain your battery, and manages your device settings so that features that consume a lot of battery only turn on when you need them.

Refer to the following sections to get started:

Navigate the Battery Saver interface

Open Battery Saver on your device by tapping the Avast Battery Saver icon.

The Battery Saver interface comprises five tabs at the top of the screen. Each tab consists of different information or actions that you can perform:

  • Applications: check your device's remaining battery life and quickly stop apps from running in the background.
  • Profiles: view and manage your Battery Saver profiles and their settings.
  • Tools: see statistics about the performance of Battery Saver, manage and stop apps, configure your settings, and get help.
  • Cleanup: verify the percentage of used and free space on your device and access Avast Cleanup to free wasted space.
  • More by Avast: open or install other apps by Avast to improve the performance and security of your device.

To change tabs, tap a tab icon or swipe left or right depending on which tab you want to access.

Set your Battery Saver preferences

You can set or change your Battery Saver preferences at any time. Follow these steps:

  1. Tap (or swipe to) the Tools tab, then tap Settings.
  2. Perform the relevant action:
    • Notifications: tap to open a list of notifications and customize them to meet your needs.
      Notifications related to your Battery Saver profiles can be set from the settings screen for each profile.
    • Disable ads: tap to upgrade to the premium version of Battery Saver which does not show third party advertisements.
    • Subscription: tap to upgrade to Battery Saver Pro or to activate a previously purchased Pro license.
    • Charging screen: tap to see useful information while charging. You can check what time your device will finish charging and see the percentage of battery charge.
    • Profiles: turn on to enable profiles which determine the battery-saving settings of your phone based on certain triggers.
    • Sounds: turn on to sound an alert when your battery level is low or recharging completes.
    • About: tap to view more information about Battery Saver.
  3. Tap the back arrow to return to the Tools tab.

Your Battery Saver preferences are set.

Configure your Battery Saver profiles

Battery Saver includes five usage profiles which determine the battery-saving settings of your phone based on certain triggers. For example, your battery-saving profile can change when you are at home, when you are at work, and so on, according to a detected location or Wi-Fi network.

Follow these steps:

  1. Tap (or swipe to) the Profiles tab.

    A list of profiles appears with the active profile highlighted.
  2. Tap the name of the profile that you want to configure, then tap Modify.

    A list of configurable settings for the profile opens.
  3. Ensure that the profile is turned on at the top-right of the page if you want it to be active.
  4. Set an activation trigger for the profile:
    • Work or Home: select a Wi-Fi network or specify an address (if you are subscribed to Battery Saver Pro).
    • Night: specify a time period (for example, from 11:00pm to 6:00am).
    • Emergency: select a percentage of remaining battery power, or keep the default setting of 25 percent.
    You cannot set an activation trigger for the Smart profile because this profile activates automatically when no other profile is active.
  5. Turn on or off the following activation options:
    • Auto activate: turn on if you want the profile to activate automatically when your activation trigger is met.
    • Notify when profile is activated: turn on if you want to be notified each time the profile becomes active.
  6. Specify your Profile settings preferences.
  7. Tap the back arrow to return to the Profiles tab and repeat the steps if you want to modify the settings of another profile.

Your profile settings are updated.

Stop running apps

To further preserve the life of your battery, Battery Saver enables you to stop the apps that are running unnecessarily in the background. The easiest way to do this is from the Applications tab where you can see the number of running apps, and tap Stop Running Apps to immediately freeze and prevent them from consuming unnecessary battery power.

Alternatively, you can stop your apps from running and also view further information about them from the Tools tab.

If you have not already granted the Accessibility permission to Battery Saver, you are prompted to do so when you use Battery Saver to stop running apps. Battery Saver is unable to fulfill this action without this permission.

Follow these steps:

  1. Tap (or swipe to) the Tools tab, then tap Running apps.

    A list of apps that are currently running on your device appears.
  2. Tap next to an app to stop just that app, or tap the Stop Running Apps button at the bottom of the page to stop all apps at once.
  3. Tap the back arrow to return to the Tools tab.
    On the main screen of the Tools tab, you can see the number of apps that have been stopped on your device and the amount of battery power you have saved in time. Tap the menu icon to change the period that these statistics are calculated for.

Restart any apps that you want to continue receiving notifications for by reopening them on your device. If you want the App Stopping function to ignore certain apps, go to the Allowed apps section on the Tools tab where you can see a list of preselected apps that are not affected by this function. Ensure that the apps you do not want Battery Saver to stop are turned on (and added to the Allowed to run in background section) and those that you want the app to stop are turned off (and visible in the Stopped when you tap Stop Apps section).

Upgrade to Battery Saver Pro

Upgrade to the premium version of Battery Saver to unlock a range of advanced features. Follow these steps:

  1. Tap (or swipe to) the Applications tab if you are not already on this screen.
  2. Tap the Upgrade badge and select your preferred subscription plan (monthly or yearly) to be directed to the payment page.

After you complete the payment, the premium features of Battery Saver are unlocked on your device. Your Battery Saver Pro subscription is valid across all devices connected to your Google account with Battery Saver installed. For more information about Battery Saver Pro, refer to the following FAQs:

  • Avast Battery Saver
  • Android 4.0.3 and higher

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