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Did you realize these were draining your battery?
No battery is unlimited, but you can extend its life span by making smart battery-saving choices. Consider these:
The brighter your screen, the more power it’s zapping. Switch on Auto-Brightness to naturally adjust your screen depending on your surroundings.
Some apps drain your battery faster. See your battery usage settings and close power-hungry apps when you’re not using them.
Updating software is a battery-draining task best avoided when you’re running low.
Constant push notifications
Instagram, Facebook… if you don’t need to check the status of something continuously, switch it off.
Google and loads of other apps are continuously tracking where you are and draining your battery in the process.
System Speedup for Windows
Whether you need more time on the road or more power to perform CPU-intensive tasks, these Pro-only features have got your back.
Energy Saver: Extends battery life when you need it most.
Power Boost: Gives you access to maximum power for demanding tasks.
Windows Mode: Manages energy usage and performance with a Microsoft power mode.
TIP! Our Free System Speedup is packed with tools to clean up and speed up your PC. But if it’s a longer battery life you’re after, too, it pays to go Pro.
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Choose to save energy or get better performance with the five power modes offered by Avira System Speedup Pro for Windows. If you’re traveling and you want to conserve battery life, simply switch to Energy Saver mode to turn off the features you don’t need so your CPU and hard drive aren’t worked as hard for better energy saving. And if you need maximum performance for demanding tasks such as gaming and image or video editing, switch to Power Boost mode. You can also turn off a range of services in this mode, enabling the app you’re using to draw on all the energy you’ve freed up for better performance.
Windows mode gives you direct access to Windows’ own power modes, including “Balanced” to hit the sweet spot between power consumption and performance. In this mode, performance is boosted for demanding tasks and power is saved when you’re doing less processor-intensive tasks. This makes this mode ideal for regular use.
Optimize and clean up your other devices
Battery Saver for power optimization is just one of over 40 premium optimization tools included with Avira System Speedup Pro for Windows which can also clean up your device. Even our free versions feature an all-you-need set of tuning and cleanup tools. Free System Speedup for Windows includes a RAM cleaner for optimizing your computer’s memory and a speed booster to speed up your device and for faster PC starts. Our free solution for Windows also includes a junk cleaner to help you clear out your hard drive, registry, and browser, leaving you with more space for files that matter to you — like your vacation photos. These free optimization tools, among many other features for increased cybersecurity and online privacy, are also included in Avira Free Antivirus for Mac and Windows and in Avira Free Security for Mac and Windows.
Along with freeing up storage space, our tuning tools also make your system more stable and run more smoothly. And because cleaned up and optimized devices consume less power, you can save battery life on your laptop. On top of this, our cleanup tools also help protect your privacy. That’s because hidden traces remain stored on your hard drive and in your browser cache when you surf the internet or write emails. So whether it’s chat logs, your browser history, or private messages, our tools will help you remove the remnants of sensitive information from your device quickly and forever.
You can also optimize your smartphone battery. With our free Avira Antivirus Security for Android app, you can clean up your smartphone to free up storage space and save battery life. You can also optimize app and system usage as well as memory consumption to rev up your device’s performance. On top of that, our Android app includes further tools such as free antivirus protection and free VPN for safe and anonymous surfing.
How to optimize your battery and power consumption in your Windows settings
You’ll typically see three power plans — “Power saver”, “Balanced”, and “High performance” — if you go to the Power Options in Control Panel. There may be more options available, depending on your device. The power plans are a collection of hardware and system settings that control your device’s power consumption. In Windows 10, you’ll find the other settings for the screen and sleep mode under “Power & sleep” and the battery settings under “Battery”. Since Windows 11, these settings have been grouped together under “Power & battery”. In addition to the estimated remaining battery life, the battery levels are also displayed here over time by hour. If you click “View detailed information”, you can really drill down into your battery consumption. Further options are also available to optimize your battery consumption:
Screen and sleep: Here you can set for battery and plugged-in operation respectively when the screen turns off and when the device is put to sleep.
Power mode: Up to 3 options are available here, depending on your device and the selected power saving plan: “Best power efficiency” (= longer battery life, less power), “Balanced” (default), and “Best performance” (= shorter battery life, better performance).
Battery saver: Here you can turn on battery saver to maximize battery life. Choose the percentage at which you want battery saver to turn on automatically and whether you want your screen brightness to be lowered.
Battery usage: Here you can find detailed information about your system’s power consumption with a percentage breakdown of battery usage per app so you can spot particularly power-hungry hogs.
Top tip if your laptop is running Windows 10 with Fall Creators Update 2017/Version 1709 and up: Besides the power plans, you get additional functions that add another level of control to manage power consumption. Simply go to the taskbar and click the battery icon on the bottom right. A window will open with a slider, although it will only be displayed if the power plan is set to “Balanced”. You can use this to select one of four additional modes to optimize battery consumption: “Battery saver” (only available in battery mode), “Better battery”, “Better performance”, and “Best performance”. If you’ve chosen “Battery saver”, you can extend battery life when you’re not tethered to an AC outlet. In this case, all unnecessary background activities and Windows functions are turned off or throttled, and the screen brightness is also lowered significantly. Since Windows 11, you’ll find these settings under “Power & battery”.
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When in Energy Saver mode, the battery optimizer included with Avira System Speedup Pro extends your battery life by turning off services that don’t need to run. This reduces the amount of work your CPU and hard drive need to do. Simply go to the Power modes area to customize your settings. In addition to Energy Saver, you can choose from four other power modes to maximize system performance or manage your computer’s power consumption using Windows’ battery saver settings.
The battery optimizer is included with Avira System Speedup Pro and you can use it on up to five Windows devices depending on your subscription.
When in Energy Saver mode, the battery optimizer included with Avira System Speedup Pro reduces your system performance to make your device’s battery last longer. If you need maximum performance for demanding tasks, you can simply switch to Avira’s Power Booster mode in the Power modes area and customize further settings to improve performance.
In addition, Avira’s optimization software provides direct access to Windows’ battery saver settings.