Your Nintendo Switch battery will begin to degrade after 800 charges. You’ll have to charge your Nintendo Switch more frequently. The battery will also drain quicker when you play resource-intensive games.
How long does my Nintendo Switch battery need to last?
The battery life of your Nintendo Switch in handheld mode will vary depending on the model of your console and the game that you are playing. Your Nintendo Switch battery should last 4 to 7 hours before you need another full charge. Your console will require a charge every 2.5 to 4 hours when you play resource-intensive games.
The Witcher 3 for example is a very heavy game. You’ll need to recharge your battery after 2.5-3 hours of gameplay. If you are playing Animal Crossing then your battery should last 3 to 4 hours.
When playing low-resource games, the battery life of an old Nintendo Switch console is barely 2 hours. The battery will not last for more than an hour if you are playing resource-intensive games.
The battery life of Nintendo Switch consoles is dependent on the model.
- Nintendo Switch model HAC001, serial no. begins with XAW. Battery life 2.5 to HTML6 hours.
- Nintendo Switch model HAC-01(-01) serial number starts with XKW – Battery life is 4.5 to .
- Nintendo Switch Lite HDH-001 – Battery life 3 to 7 Hours
- Nintendo Switch LED model, serial no. begins with XTW. Battery life is 4.5 to 9.1 hours.
What is the average battery life of a Nintendo Switch in Sleep mode?
While in Sleep Mode, your Nintendo Switch battery will drop by 10-15%. The battery should not fall more than 15% within 24 hours of being in Sleep Mode.
The battery that powers your Nintendo Switch console is a lithium-ion one. The battery’s life expectancy will decrease with time. Sony claims that the Nintendo Switch’s battery life will drop to around 80% after 800 charges, compared to a brand new console.
This is normal. Both your console and battery work perfectly. Batteries are consumable.
If your Nintendo Switch console doesn’t change then activate the Recovery Menu and perform a hard reset. Finally, check your charger.