Nintendo has just rolled out a new system update for the Switch, and this one fixes a rather pressing problem some users have been experiencing: an inaccurate battery percentage indicator. According to the patch notes, this update should fix that issue.
However, if you see sudden increases or decreases in the percentage, Nintendo says to follow these steps for a fix:
- Ensure the console has the latest system update. The steps below apply to system menu version 3.0.1 or higher.
- 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.
- The console can be in use while it is charging.
- 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.
We haven’t encountered any batter indicator issues on the Switch since the update, but we’ll keep you updated as more info comes our way.