In This Chapter
Checking the phone's battery usage
Making the battery last
Cleaning the phone
Keeping the system up-to-date
Dealing with problems
Getting answers to common questions
The idea behind maintenance is that you want to prevent Bad Things from happening. That's why I winterize and drain the oil from my lawnmower and snow-blower every year. Call me a nerd, but such routine activity keeps those machines operational. Fortunately, you don't need to drain the oil on your Nexus One, but there are certain maintenance duties you might consider. I've stuffed them into this chapter, which also offers some troubleshooting advice for those rare times of cellphone woe.
Perhaps the most important thing you can monitor and maintain on your cellphone is its battery. The battery supplies that necessary electrical juice by which the phone operates. Without battery power, your Nexus One is about as useful as a tin can and string for communications. It's good to keep an eye on the battery.
The Nexus One displays the current battery status at the top of the screen, in the status area, next to the time. The icons used to display battery status are shown in Figure 22-1.
Figure 22.1. Battery status icons. ...