How to Check the Battery Life

Instructions for checking the battery life on the console in the Nintendo Switch family as well as on any controllers that are paired to it.

Complete These Steps:

To view the approximate battery life on the console:
  1. From the HOME Menu, select "System Settings."  

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

  3. On the right-hand side select "Console Battery (%)." Press A to display the approximate battery life percentage on the HOME Menu. 

    • Press A again to turn off this option. 

To view the battery life for each paired controller:

From the HOME Menu select "Controllers."

  • The approximate battery life will be displayed for each controller that is paired to the Nintendo Switch console.