why is my nintendo switch battery draining so fast

Are you experiencing problems with the battery draining too fast on your Nintendo Switch? Here’s a checklist to help you solve the problem.

The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have great battery life to begin with, so it’s troubling when the device starts draining a few percentage points within being turned on. If you’re experiencing issues with battery drain on your Nintendo Switch, thankfully it’s a known problem.

Sometimes the battery percentage indicator will deplete rapidly—despite being able to continue playing the Nintendo Switch. If this is happening to you, here are the steps to take to fix it.

Switch Battery Percentage Draining Too Fast – How to Fix

It takes around three hours for a Nintendo Switch console to charge from 0% to 100%. Once fully charged, the console should last on average for about three hours, depending on the type of game you’re playing. If your console is showing battery drain much faster, it may have a display glitch. To fix this issue, you may have to repeat the process below multiple times.

  1. Make sure your Nintendo Switch is updated to the latest system update.
  2. Turn off ‘Auto Sleep Mode‘ for both playing on console and the TV.
  3. Connect the AC adapter directly to the console, not through the dock.
  4. Charge the console for at least three hours, even if the indicator doesn’t reach 100%.
  5. Leave the console for at least one hour with the AC adapter connected.
  6. Unplug the adapter and leave the console to display the HOME screen until it is almost discharged completely. (About three to four hours).
  7. Hold down the power button for at least three seconds and select ‘TURN OFF.’
  8. Let the console sit for at least 30 minutes powered off.
  9. Turn on the console. If the issue is not fixed, repeat this process a few more times.

If you’re still having issues with your Nintendo Switch battery draining too fast after completing this process at least three times—you may have a bad battery. The good news is if you’re still under your one-year warranty, Nintendo will fix the issue for free. If not, you can replace the battery yourself with this handy DIY kit. The steps are pretty simple to follow.

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