The Battery Charge Does Not Last Very Long
The Nintendo Switch console can power on and is able to fully charge, but once the AC adapter is disconnected or once the Nintendo Switch console is undocked, the battery charge does not last very long.
- The Nintendo Switch console takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge when the console is powered off or in sleep mode. Charging time will be longer if the console is in use.
- Learn more about the battery duration for each console in the Nintendo Switch family.
- You may also find our information on the battery charge indicator not displaying correctly after fully charging the console helpful.
- For example, you are able to play for several hours but the battery charge indicator remains at 1%.
As with most lithium-ion batteries, the console battery life will gradually decrease over time. After about 800 charge cycles, the console battery life will decrease to about 80% compared to the battery on a new console. This is normal and does not represent an issue with the console or with the battery.
What to Do:
If the console battery is able to fully charge, but the battery charge does not last very long per the aforementioned information, the Nintendo Switch console will need to be repaired.
Please click here to book a repair.