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    I heard that the Switch hasn't a great battery life , I don't have a Switch yet but I'll buy one later , is there any way to replace the battery from the switch with another better battery for more battery life?
     
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    im sure u can
    u can replace a battery on legit any tablet so why not
     
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    So you tell me the battery life will improve as well??
     
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    depends on what battery u buy but make sure it is switch compatible
     
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    There should be replacement Nintendo Switch batteries on AliExpress, but they'll be the same capacity. Only get one if you notice battery life degrading
     
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    I'd be very surprised if a revised Switch with improved battery life is not released in 2019, at the latest. If you can wait, I would.

    To prolong the life of Lithium batteries, do not discharge too low too often, nor charge fully too often. They last longest when not pushed to either extreme and actually should be stored long-term about half-charged. When charging, it's an idea to charge to about 80% for better long-term use and not let discharges to go too far under 30% before charging.
     
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    I've got the ipad 3 from 2012 or something. Use it all day every day at work except for weekends. It's always on. I charge it up from ca 30-40% every single day. I've not noticed a decrease in battery life. I'm sure it's there but it's minimal. That should be an indication.
     
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    No one has made an extended battery for the Switch yet to my knowledge, however there are cases with a built in powerbank that might be worth a look, I think Nyko made one.
    Personally I prefer just using a regular powerbank since it can charge all my other devices too.
     
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    What are power requirements for charging Switch?
     
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    There are Switch accessories you can buy to recharge the Switch's battery while you're out. You can also bring the charger with you and charge it when you have access to a wall socket. As far as installing a battery with a higher capacity inside the Switch you're out of luck for the time being. We might see a Switch revision in a few years which includes something better than the lithium ion batteries we use today.
     
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    Something around 9W would charge it up slightly while you still play.

    PS: Just in case, W means Watts.
     
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    Got myself a Anker Powerbank, to be honest, I don't think the battery life is bad, the system just drains it fast. The power bank last probably just over 12 hours on full charge and is over 20,000 mAh. I doubt is the battery, is just the system, though 3.7V doesn't seem impressive, the same kind in the XL 3ds systems and the 3ds last longer than the switch. Blame the switch not the battery, but they should have made a longer lasting battery to compensate, now is just a excuse to accessorise and pimp out your switch with swag and style. :P

    Basically it depends on what you do with it.
    1. Turn off auto brightness and turn down the brightness to lowest setting.
    2. Switch on air plane mode (It disables wifi which does use some battery, but won't allow wireless controllers)
    3. Pick games carefully. (Battery life depends on games since it effects the system overall performance and usage)
    In the end, if you treat it like a cellphone/Tablet (Which it mostly is) then you got the right idea of getting the most of the poor battery.:yayswitch:
     
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    Any powerbank with [email protected] or more can charge the Switch very slowly while playing, but a USB-PD powerbank is recommended for actually charging while playing since it charges at the same speed as the original charger.
     
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    you are correct my bad goes back to looking for a bigger capacity.
     
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