How long does it take a Nintendo switch to charge from dead?

By: Rahul RjUpdated: February 03, 2021


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A dead console will apparently take three hours to charge, four hours to deplete, then you don't touch it for thirty minutes.

Beside this, how do you know if your switch is charging?

When the AC adapter is first plugged into the console, the LCD screen will power on and the battery charging indicator will be displayed on the upper-right corner of the screen.

Subsequently, question is, can you play Nintendo switch while charging?

The Nintendo Switch's portability sets it apart from all other home consoles. However, charging your Switch back to full power only takes about three and a half hours. And you can always keep playing while the console is connected to power.

How long does it take to charge a Nintendo switch light?

3 hours

Should I let my switch battery die?

The unit should not be left uncharged for long periods of time. Leaving it uncharged for long periods (months) may shorten the battery life. As with all batteries, the charge will slowly dissipate if not re-charged, even if it's not turned on.


Is it okay to charge the switch overnight?

The Nintendo Switch console can be left in the dock while not in use to ensure that it is fully charged. Leaving the console on the dock or plugged in directly with the AC adapter overnight, or past the point where the battery is fully charged will not cause harm to the battery.

How long does switch battery last?

The Nintendo Switch may be portable, but it can drain a full battery in under three hours. Nintendo claims it can last up to six hours, but most of the time you'll be searching for your charger long before then.

Does the switch need to charge to turn on?

That can come from the Switch itself (I've forgotten to turn on the power supply before now) or it can come from the power supply from the plug. If it's coming from the power supply, the Switch itself doesn't need to be charged; otherwise, the power must come from the Switch itself, necessitating that it be charged.

What happens if your Nintendo switch won't charge?

Assuming you're using the official USB-C power adapter that came with your Switch (and Nintendo highly recommends you do so), you can reset the charger by removing it from its outlet, and from the Nintendo Switch, for about 30 seconds. Now plug it back into its outlet and the Switch, and see if it charges.

Why won't my Nintendo switch turn on or charge?

If your Nintendo Switch console won't turn on, chances are that you just have a drained battery. The Switch could also be frozen, in which case you can perform a hard reset by holding the power button down for at least 12 seconds. When performing a forced reset, make sure the Switch is connected to a power source.

Can I use my phone charger to charge my switch?

It is not recommended, but technically doable. However, the Switch is designed to charge on a higher amperage than some phone chargers output, so depending on the charger, your Switch might charge slowly, or if you're using it, continue to deplete, but at a slower rate.