When recharging your Nintendo Switch OLED, you may run into issues with the system charging slowly or not charging at all. You may also experience a problem where the internal battery couldn’t hold a charge.
If you are encountering these charging issues, then you can check out this troubleshooting guide at Seeking Tech.
Before we begin, it is important to note that the Nintendo Switch OLED comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery. This type of battery will gradually decrease in capacity over time. With that said, it will take approximately 800 charge cycles to decrease the capacity by 20%.
If you recharge your Switch OLED less than 800 times and are still experiencing charging issues, then you can take the following steps:
1. If your Nintendo Switch OLED is not recharging at all, then we recommend resetting the AC adapter.
In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:
Unplug the AC adapter from both the power outlet and the Switch OLED system.
Wait for at least 30 second to pass.
Plug the AC adapter back into the power outlet and Switch OLED system.
2. If resetting the AC adapter does not work, you should make sure that you are connecting the adapter correctly to both the Nintendo Switch OLED and the power outlet.
3. You should also inspect the AC adapter as well as the charging port of the game system to see if there are any potential damages.
If see something wrong, then you will need to replace the AC adapter and/or get your Switch OLED repaired.
4. If you are using a power strip or something similar, then we recommend unplugging the AC adapter and then plug it directly into a wall outlet.
5. After plugging the AC adapter into the power outlet, you may see the Home screen or a blank screen with a battery charging indicator located on the top left corner.
In these cases, your battery is currently charging. We recommend waiting at least 30 minutes for the battery to recharge before using the system again.
If you were getting a blank screen with the battery charging indicator, you can press the power button on the Switch OLED to power the system back up after letting it charge for at least 30 minutes.
For a full charge, we recommend waiting at least 3 hours.
6. The internal battery of the Switch OLED may not recharge properly in extreme environments.
The recommend operating temperature range for the Nintendo Switch OLED system is from 41°F to 95°F (or 5°C to 35°C). The console also has a recommend humidity range of 20% to 80%.
So, if applicable, we recommend charging the system in the aforementioned temperature and humidity ranges.
7. If you are playing your Switch OLED while recharging it at the same time, you will slow down the recharge time.
To speed it up, we recommend either putting your system into sleep mode or completely turning it off.
8. If you don’t see anything show up on the screen of the Switch OLED when you are trying to recharge it, you can try hard resetting the system.
In order to do so, you need to do the following:
Press and hold the power button on the Switch OLED for at least 12 seconds to forcibly turn it off.
Afterwards, press and then quickly release the power button to turn on the Switch OLED system again.
9. There’s also a chance that the battery indicator may not be displaying the correct information. To find out how to fix this display error, you can check out this guide.
If none of the potential solutions help fix the charging issues of your Nintendo Switch OLED, then you may need to contact Nintendo Support to get your system repaired.