How to keep your tablet in excellent condition

Whether you’re on the fast train to Edinburgh or in a meeting at work, one thing is obvious: tablets really are everywhere.  If you’ve decided to take the plunge to invest in one – a good decision, most of the time – then you’ll need to know how to take care of it.  That’s why we’ve put together these tips on keeping your Lenovo tablet PC in excellent nick.

Organise the apps

The more duplicate files, icons and programmes there are within the tablet, the more likely it is to get a bit clogged up over time.  As a general rule, it’s a good idea to place all of those apps in ‘folders’ such as one for business, one for games, one for music, etc. Tidy tablet = Tidy mind.

Keep it in suitable conditions

These days, electronic devices can be found in virtually every home.  Perhaps it’s the sheer volume of production but a lot of people seem to have forgotten that tablets don’t take kindly to certain conditions.  Avoid exposing them to any high temperatures, or areas where there’s a lot of water, sand or dust (all of you watching Netflix in the kitchen or the bath – stop it!).  Where possible use a screen protector and use the tablet’s cover when it’s not in use.


Cleaning is a vital part of maintenance (look at a teenager’s room if you don’t believe us).  Fortunately, keeping a tablet clean is fairly simple.  A gentle wipe using a soft cotton cloth that’s been dampened with a mild (non abrasive) soap is usually sufficient. Obviously bear in mind that tablets are NOT waterproof, so don’t go spraying it with Cillit Bang!  If there are any accidental spillages, turn the unit off straight away and take the battery out.  After it’s dried, replace the battery and turn it back on to see if it works.  If not, bad luck!

Care for the battery

The most common early signs of wear and tear often occur with the battery, which is why it’s a good idea to maintain it properly right from the beginning.  Always ensure the vents leading to the battery are clear and try and always keep the unit in a ventilated place.  As a general rule, avoid letting the battery completely drain before it’s re-charged: this can cause lithium ion batteries to strain and will reduce their shelf life.  Every now and then, make sure that you take the time to clean the battery contacts using alcohol and allow them to dry thoroughly before reconnecting them.

Don’t multi-task too often

This is another ‘battery’ related tip but don’t under-estimate its importance.  Multi-tasking is a sure-fire way to over use a tablet’s finite amount of resources. If it’s constantly asked to do ten things at once, a tablet will eventually burn out and it’ll do so far more quickly than it would have if you’d just used one app at a time!


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