If you’ve been eyeing that battery indicator with a curious gaze, it’s time to stop fretting.
A brand new Nintendo Switch firmware has been released to the public, offering a bug fix for those experiencing odd battery numbers. Using your Switch through a full charge a few times post-fix should re-calibrate your indicator, giving you more accurate readings the more it sees proper use.
If you want to be super thorough however, you can use this guide;
- Set the Auto-Sleep mode to “Never” for “Playing on Console Screen” and for “Connected to TV.”
- 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.
- Once the battery is fully charged, leave the console alone for one hour with the AC adapter still connected to it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat steps 2 – 6 several times.
The battery charge indicator will improve gradually by repeating this process several times.
Are you happy to get that battery issue fixed, or are you simply aggravated you have to update for such a trivial detail? Let us know in the comments below – and get on those updates!