How To Show Nintendo Switch Battery Percentage

This article will show you how to display the Battery Percentage icon on a Nintendo Switch.

This console is one of the most popular handheld gaming devices today. With over 50 million of these consoles sold all over the world, it can be safely declared as a success. And rightfully so.

Nintendo games are some of the most enjoyable ones in the world of gaming but they can also be the reason why the Switch console has a glaring weakness: poor battery life.

Some games are simply too demanding that battery usage can cut your fun relatively short every day. Because it takes about 3 hours to fully charge the console, we understand if you find battery life in your Nintendo Switch disappointing.

If you want to regularly keep an eye on your console’s battery life, you should enable its battery percentage icon in the Home Menu.

Enabling Battery Percentage icon on Nintendo Switch

Time Needed : 1 minutes

Follow these steps to display the Battery Percentage icon:

  1. Go the Home Menu.

    Open the Home Menu.home menu 1

  2. Select System Settings.

    Move to System Settings and select it.System Settings

  3. Select System.

    Scroll down the options on the left and select System.System

  4. Select Console Battery (%).

    On the right-hand side select Console Battery (%). Press the A button to show the estimated battery level on the Home Menu.Console battery percentage

NOTE: If you want to disable Battery Percentage, just press the A button again.

How to show battery life for Nintendo Switch controller

If you also want to readily know the remaining battery of each of your connected controllers, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Home Menu.
  2. Select Controllers.
  3. The remaining battery life of each controller will then be shown to you. Make sure that the controller you want to check is paired to your console.

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