How To Take
Care of Your
Battery the
Right Way.

Your smartphone is a minor
miracle, a pocket-sized

computer that can fulfill
almost every whim. But
none of its superpowers
matter a bit if it runs out of
juice. With removable
batteries becoming more and
more rare, you’ve got to take
good care of the one you got.
Fortunately, it’s not to hard
keep the lithium-ion
powering your everything-
machine happy if you follow
a few simple rules.
Obviously, the first rule for
extending your battery life is
not using up all your battery
life playing Candy Crush and
walking around with Wi-Fi
and GPS enabled when
you’re not using either and
really, really need your
phone to last that extra
hour. But aside from that,
there are some basic rules
for care and charging, and
they’re the simplest baseline
for a healthy battery.
Top it off
You may vaguely recall
hearing something about
rechargeable batteries and
the “memory effect.” You
know, that if you don’t
“teach” your rechargeable
batteries their full potential
by taking them from totally
full to totally empty, they’ll
“forget” part of their
capacity. Well forget all
that. Right now. It does not
apply to your phone.
Battery memory is a real
thing , but it applies to
nickel-based batteries; your
trusty sidekick (literal
Sidekick or otherwise)
doubtlessly has a lithium-
ion battery, and it needs to
be treated a little differently.
Specifically, it should be
topped off whenever you get
the chance.


Preventative Maintenance

  1. Do not store in direct sunlight for long periods, or where the computer will be exposed to excessive heat (over 140° F).
  2. Avoid direct exposure to water, sand, dust and other environmental hazards.
  3. Make a habit of transporting and using it in a carrying case.
  4. Keep it away from food and beverages.
  5. Keep the covers closed on the connectors, doors and slots when they are not in use.
  6. Prevent heavy and/or sharp objects from falling onto or being put onto the display.
  7. Place your Tablet display side down whenever possible.
  8. Be careful to keep phone and power cables out of harms way when communicating or charging your Tablet in the home or office, to prevent people or pets tripping.

Caring for Your Pen

  • Always store the Pen in the storage space provided in the computer
  • Do not tap heavily on the display.
  • Avoid getting the pen dirty.
  • Use only the Pen provided, to write or tap on the display.

Cleaning Your Tablet

To clean your tablet display screen: wipe the screen surface gently using a soft cotton cloth dampened with denatured alcohol or a mild soap with no abrasive (i.e. Dawn). Do not use abrasive solvents.

Caution: Your tablet is not waterproof. Do not pour or spray liquids directly on your tablet or wash your tablet with a heavily soaked cloth.