How to Check Nintendo Switch Controller Battery

knowing in advance your Nintendo Switch’s current battery level is essential, and every user should know how to do it because the Switch’s battery life isn’t fantastic. You don’t want to run out of battery juice in the middle of a thrilling game.

You can use the Nintendo Switch in docked mode, but you’ll miss out on the console’s portability, which is one of the Switch’s best features. Keep in mind that your Switch’s total battery life is determined by the model and the game you’re playing.

In this post, we’ll show you how to check the battery life level on a Nintendo Switch in simple steps. Other Nintendo Switch models including the Nintendo Switch Lite should follow the same general processes.

How to Check Nintendo Switch Controller Battery

Follow these instructions to see how to check the battery life on your Nintendo Switch:

  • To get started, go to your Nintendo Home screen.
  • System Settings should be selected.
  • Select System from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Console Battery from the right side (per cent).
  • Return to the Home screen to check your console’s battery life. Simply press the A button again to turn off the Console Battery % indication.

Monitoring the battery level of Nintendo Switch controllers

You can also monitor the battery life percentage of the two Joy-Con controllers while in handheld mode. Here’s how to do it:

  • To get started, go to your Nintendo Home screen.
  • The Controllers icon should be selected.
  • The battery life % of your associated controllers, as well as the console itself, should be displayed on the left panel.

How to prolong your Nintendo Switch Battery Life

With the Nintendo Switch’s poor battery life, it’s a good idea to know some basic battery-saving tips for when the console is in handheld mode.

i. Change some settings.

You may always modify some of your Nintendo Switch’s default settings to get a little more juice out of each charge. Among these are the following:

  • Under System Settings>Themes, select Dark Theme.
  • Vibrations for your controllers can be turned off in System settings> Vibrations.
  • Sensors and controllers>
  • Vibration controller

ii. Lower screen brightness.

One of the biggest reasons why your battery drains quickly is because you set your screen brightness too high when playing.

Reduce the brightness of the screen to the lowest setting that you find comfortable.

  • Go to System>Screen Brightness>Auto-Brightness Adjustment to alter the screen brightness.

iii. Enable Airplane Mode

If the game you’re playing doesn’t require an internet connection, or if you’re not browsing the Nintendo eShop, you can save energy by turning off networking features like wifi and Bluetooth. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Press and hold the Home button on any screen. This button is located directly beneath the right analogue stick.
  • Find Flight Mode by scrolling down.
  • To activate Flight Mode, press the A button on your controller.

iv. Put the Console into Sleep Mode

If you’re not going to be using your Switch for a while, we recommend putting it in Sleep Mode rather than leaving it on the Home screen. Here’s how to do it:

  • Return to the main menu.
  • System Settings should be selected.
  • Select Sleep Mode from the list of options on the left.
  • Choose the most appropriate Sleep Mode for you.

How to Charge Nintendo Switch Controllers

Joy-Con are the two small controllers that come standard with every Nintendo Switch console (sorry, Lite users), and they can connect wirelessly to the Switch system or be linked to the Switch to play it in portable mode. The only method to charge Joy-Con controllers is to connect them to the Switch.

If the Joy-Con has to be charged, the Switch console must also be charged. When customers connect their Joy-Con to a dead Switch, the controllers will not be charged. As a result, the easiest way to keep Joy-Con charged is to keep them on the Switch while it’s charging in its dock or using the USB-C cable that came with it. The dock is only required if the Switch is going to be connected to a television or monitor.

A pair of Joy-Con cannot be physically connected to the Switch Lite variant, but they can be paired wirelessly. When it comes to charging controllers, the Switch OLED model functions similarly to the original 2017 Switch model.

Charge the Joy-Cons with a Charging Grip

There is no charging feature on the grip that comes with your Nintendo Switch. However, you can purchase a charging grip from Nintendo or other third-party vendors.

Put your Joy-Cons into the grip’s sides the same way you’d slide them into the Switch. Charge the grip using the USB port or an AC adapter, as directed by the accessory’s maker.

You may see a charging indicator that lights up when the Joy-Cons are charging or fully charged, depending on the charging grip you select. The charging grip has the advantage of allowing you to continue playing games while your Joy-Cons charge.