Switch Battery Life

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by renes2, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. renes2

    renes2 ~New World~

    Mar 14, 2009
    Hello guys, i want to ask if this is "normal" or if my Battery is nearly dead.

    The Battery life in Handheld Mode is very short...

    For example, i am playing D3 on my First Gen Switch.
    100% Battery Life at Start
    WiFi On
    Joycon docked in my Switch
    Brightness - Auto
    Newest Firmware

    After roughly One Hour, i am down to nearly 50%.

    Yesterday i Booted my switch With 16%Battery life, started D3, and before i was in the Menu, i only had 5% left lol.... A year ago, i played around with CFW, paperclip jig and retroarch... No Auto rcm...

    Is the Battery life really this Bad?
    Or Do i need Do replace my Battery?
    I opened my Switch a few Times (New thermal paste) so it aint a Hard Job to so but... Maybe this is normal.
  2. x65943

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    An hour to 50% sounds about right (maybe a little faster drain than I would expect)

    It's only supposed to have like 3 hours of battery life new
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  3. JustCause

    JustCause Member

    Mar 27, 2019
    United States
    I've noticed that the battery life isn't that great also. If you're on the go a lot I would recommend getting a portable USB battery back.
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  4. LapCheong

    LapCheong GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 6, 2019
    I just gotten my switch few weeks ago, what is battery percentage when in sleep mode with no apps running after a night? Mine drop like 3%

    Maybe you can consider changing your switch battery
  5. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 15, 2018
    It's pretty normal and battery longevity really dependent on the game you're playing. Games like Botw can only last you 2 to 2 1/2 hours tops while games like nes online could last you like 5 hours or more.
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  6. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 3, 2018
    United States
    D3 is known to be a battery guzzler.

    I'm half thinking the rumored "pro" might not upgrade handheld performance at all, just battery life from increased efficiency, because it is pretty ridiculous when the system is pushed.
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