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How to interpret the Activity Dashboard

Missed task: Any task that is not completed on or before its scheduled due date is considered Missed. As soon as the due date has passed the task becomes missed. If a task is completed after its due date, it is still considered missed.

Overdue task: An overdue task is a missed task that has still not been completed. Once a task is completed it is no longer overdue.

For example, a watering schedule is created and configured to generate weekly watering task starting on Tuesday August 1st, 2017. If the first schedule task is not completed on or before August 8th it becomes overdue and the task is considered missed. If the task is completed on August 9th, 2017 (one day late) that task will no longer be overdue but will still be considered a missed task.

When reviewing the Activity Dashboard it will default to today’s date. To see tasks missed over a specific range of days use the filter quick options or select specific dates to review. To determine which work has not yet been completed check the overdue task count.
Note, when selecting a date filter (Today, 7 days, 14 days or 30 days), the dashboard will show missed tasks from the date selected to today and any tasks that are still currently overdue from the selected date to today. For example, the Activity Dashboard may show zero missed tasks when the ‘Last 7 Days’ filter is selected but overdue tasks displays one or more. This indicates there are tasks that are overdue and still need to be completed however these tasks were not missed in the last 7 days. To discover when the tasks were missed expand the search filter until the number of missed match the overdue. This will tell you when the currently overdue tasks were missed. Also note that when ‘Today’ is selected, the Missed Task count will always be zero. This is because a task that is due today is not considered Missed until tomorrow.

After tapping the scan button the scanner (i.e. camera) is not coming up?

This often occurs when permission to use the camera has not been granted from the device.

For iOS (iPhone & iPad) devices you can go open settings app on the device Then scroll to find Battery Steward and tap to see the permissions set by the app. Check to see if camera permission is selected.

For Android devices go to settings, find and tap on Application Manager. Scroll to find the Battery Steward app settings. Tap on permissions in the Battery Steward app settings.Check to see if camera permission is selected.

How do I link Battery Steward labels to my recently uploaded data?


  1. Apply a set of Battery Steward labels to your battery.
  2. Open the Battery Steward mobile app and select “Check a Battery” from the main menu. From the battery list, select the battery you are working with. You are now in the Battery Detail screen. Tap “Edit” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. You are now in the Edit Battery Screen. Press the green scan button in the “Bar Code ID” field. Scan the label that was applied to the battery. The number on the label will fill in the Bar Code ID field.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the “Save Battery” button. Your label is now linked to the information you uploaded to Battery Steward.

How do I create an account?


  1. Download the app.
  2. Tap the “Create” button.
  3. Enter your info.
  4. Tap “Create”. This will enable your account both on your mobile device, and on the Battery Steward web portal.
  5. You’ll then be directed to the “Create Organization” screen.
  6. Enter your company’s information.
  7. On “Who owns these batteries?” dropdown, make sure to select whether you “Own” or “Service” these batteries.
  8. Your account has been created.

Web Portal

  1. Click the “Login” button in the top-right of the Battery Steward website.
  2. Under “Need to create an account?”, click “Create one now”.
  3. Fill out your information and click “Create Account”.
  4. Next, you’ll be taken to the “Create Organization” page.
  5. Fill out your organization’s information. Select from the “Battery Owner” dropdown whether you service -or- maintain these batteries.
  6. Click “Create Organization”.
  7. Your account has been created.


How do I “Schedule Task”?


  1. Tap “Schedule Task” on the main menu.
  2. Tap the “Choose a Task” drop-down and choose the desired task.
  3. Tap the calendar icon [insert icon image] in the “Starting” field and select a starting date.
  4. (Optional) Check the “Repeats every” box if you’d like this to be a repeating task.
  5. (Optional) If the task is to be repeating, set the values to determine how often it repeats.
  6. Tap the “Add to batteries to task” button [insert image of button].
  7. Check the batteries you would like to add to the task, or Select All.
  8. Tap “Continue”.
  9. Tap “Schedule Task” at the bottom of the screen.
  10. If you do not see a confirmation dialog [insert screenshot of confirm], your task was not successfully scheduled. Correct any errors and submit again.

What do I do if my label gets damaged?

  1. Remove the old labels and replace with new labels.
  2. Go to your “Check a Battery” screen in the app and select the battery with the damaged label. You are now on the “Battery Detail” screen.
  3. In the upper right corner, tap “Edit”. This will take you to the “Edit Battery” screen.
  4. Enter your new bar code ID in the “Bar Code ID” field. You can do this by manually typing it in the field or scanning the label with your phone by tapping the green QR code button.
  5. Scroll down and tap “Save Battery”.  Your battery now has a new bar code ID.