You must be feeling surprised reading the title and wondering how even Nintendo Switch can have battery drain problem. Well, you may be right in your thinking but the threat to Nintendo Switch battery life is real, and we are going to fix this issue with some specific solutions.
The problem of poor battery doesn’t arise when Nintendo Switch is fixed with stands or docks; it starts only when you lift the console from them and start playing within your palms. Just like we found out possible and non-certified solutions for the battery life problems of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, for Nintendo Switch too we found the same.
How to Fix Nintendo Switch Battery Drain Issue: 4 Solutions Explained
Solution #1: Turn Down Brightness
To save more battery life on Nintendo Switch, the easiest solution is to turn down the brightness on your console. Do not let your gadget decide what level of brightness you require. So turn off Auto-brightness feature on your console. Hold down the Home button on the right Joy-Con, and you will get a pop-up menu. Over here you can set the display brightness by using the slider. Make sure you use as less brightness as possible because that will only increase your gaming period at the end of the day.
Solution #2: Put Your ‘Nintendo Switch’ to Airplane Mode
Putting any smart device into Airplane mode can always save loads of battery life for sure. Same is with the Nintendo Switch as well. If you are sure that the game you are about to play will not need any WiFi connection then from the quick settings menu, you can put your gaming console in Airplane mode. You will need your Joy-Con controllers attached to your console and start playing your games which need no internet. This trick will certainly give a boost to your battery life.
Solution #3: Play Another Nintendo Switch Game
Sounds crazy? But if you compare this with your laptop you will understand that just like stop using certain apps on the laptop can save your battery on Nintendo Switch to you can stop playing a game while you are on battery and start playing another game which uses less battery. To get the maximum out of the battery life try and find casual puzzle games from Nintendo eShop. Playing major and big bang titles on Nintendo will certainly use more battery. So if you are away from the dock or stand, it is a good idea to avoid playing big games on Nintendo just to keep enough juice for at least 6 hours.
Solution #4: Sleep Mode/Turn Off Your Nintendo Switch If Not Playing
Do you really think that your Nintendo Switch should remain ON always even when there is a good amount of gap between your two gaming sessions? If not then why don’t you send your console to slumber or turn it off altogether? There is a power button on the top edge of your Nintendo Switch, just press it and the game will go into the slumber. In this position, it will still eat some battery. If you are sure that the timing between your two gaming sessions will be too long then just switch off the ‘Switch’ completely and it will not use your battery at all. So, when you next time turns your Nintendo Switch ON, you will find the similar amount of battery percentage left on your gaming console.
As we clarified initially in this tutorial that these tips or solutions are not authorized by Nintendo but developed by the users and experts only, we can only wish you good luck about their success. At the same time, one can assume that there can’t be any better solutions than this to keep the juice going on Nintendo Switch if it is not fixed on a stand.