How To Fix Nintendo Switch Battery Issue

Posted: Aug 2 2017, 5:37am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

How to Fix Nintendo Switch Battery Issue

Nintendo releases a Switch update that resolves the console battery issue it is currently facing.

Nintendo issued an update for its Switch, the aim of which is to seek a solution to the problem of its console battery. The screen indicator that shows the battery’s charge level is the real crux of the matter.

Version 3.01 of the Switch software shows that the charge of the battery is not being shown with clarity on the console. Some of the owners of the console have faced this bug in the system.

The problem seems to be that the system can proceed from a fully charged battery to a completely depleted one in a matter of minutes. Sometimes it also depicts the battery as dead even though it has been charging for hours. The fix is not easy and may require quite a few steps.

Nintendo has claimed that this battery fault will improve gradually. All that is supposedly required is the draining of the battery and a repetition of the process. The process may take hours to reach its conclusion though.

The step by step process goes something like this: Firstly you must make sure that the console has the latest system update. Then you set the Autosleep Mode to “Never” from its previous specifications.

Then you go ahead and connect the AC adaptor to the console till the battery is fully charged. This can go on for a total of three hours. You may even use the console during this period of charging.

When the battery has been charged, leave the console alone with the AC adaptor attached with it. Then you disconnect the AC adaptor and allow the console to show the HOME Menu.

Then the battery depletes. With the battery depleted, you power off the console and hit the POWER Button for a total time span of 3 seconds. Leave the console for half an hour after this procedure. Finally you repeat the gist of this process two to six times.

Polygon published the step-by-step process which is given below:

1. Ensure the console has the latest system update. The steps below apply to system menu version 3.0.1 or higher.

2. Set the Auto-Sleep mode to "Never" for "Playing on Console Screen" and for "Connected to TV."

3. Connect the AC adapter directly to the console until the battery is fully charged.

If the battery charge indicator does not reach 100%, simply allow the console to charge for approximately three hours.

The console can be in use while it is charging.

4. Once the battery is fully charged, leave the console alone for one hour with the AC adapter still connected to it.

5. Afterward, disconnect the AC adapter and allow the console to display the HOME Menu for approximately three to four hours.

The remaining battery life must be depleted as much as possible.

6. Once the battery charge is almost depleted, power off the console by holding down the POWER Button for three seconds, then select "Power Options" > "Turn Off." Leave the console alone for at least 30 minutes.

7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 several times.

The battery charge indicator will improve gradually by repeating this process several times.

The faulty battery indicator has plagued the Nintendo Switch console for quite some time now. It is indeed high time that something is done about this nuisance.

The fix for this problem that has been offered by Nintendo is rather tiresome. Yet it will do for now. The aim is to charge the battery to 100% and then repeat the process 2-6 times.

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