How To Check Joy-Con Battery

Are you having problems with your Joy-Con controller? Is the battery draining quickly? If so, don't worry - we can help. In this blog post, we will teach you how to check the battery level on your Joy-Con controllers. This is a very easy process, and it only takes a few minutes. So, without further ado, let's get started.

How do you check a Joy-Con battery?

A Joy-Con is a Nintendo Switch controller. It is a small, one-handed controller that can be used to play games on the Nintendo Switch. The Joy-Con has two buttons and a joystick.

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers have a built-in battery that can be checked. To check the battery, hold down the + and - buttons on the top of the controller. The LED lights will blink to indicate the battery level.

To check the battery level of your Joy-Con, follow these steps:

-Turn on your Nintendo Switch.

-From the home screen, select System Settings.

-Select Controllers and Sensors.

-Under Remote Control, you will see the percentage of battery life for your left Joy-Con and right Joy-Con.

-If one or both of your Joy-Cons have less than 20% battery life remaining, you will see a warning message.

If you have a Joy-Con with low battery life, you may want to charge it before playing a game.

You can also check a Joy-Con battery for any physical defects by removing the back cover and looking at the battery. If the battery is swollen, discolored, or leaking, then it needs to be replaced.

If you want to test whether a Joy-Con battery is still working, you can try connecting it to the Nintendo Switch console and see if it turns on. If it doesn't turn on, then the battery might be defective. If one or both of your Joy-Con controllers is having trouble holding a charge, it may be time to replace the batteries. You can purchase new Joy-Con batteries from Nintendo's online store or other retailers.

How do I know if my Switch controller battery is healthy?

If your Switch controller battery is healthy, it will maintain a certain voltage level. When the battery begins to decline in health, that voltage level will drop. If you're experiencing any issues with your switch controller, it's best to test the battery's voltage level to see if it's still within spec.

Another sign that your Switch controller battery is healthy, it will likely last for around 20 hours of playtime. To test whether your battery is still healthy, try playing a game for approximately 20 hours and see if the battery drains at the same rate as it did when it was new. If the battery drains more quickly than it did when it was new, then the battery may be starting to wear down and may need to be replaced.

To keep your Switch controllers in good condition, it's important to charge them regularly. Also, monitor how your controllers perform by identifying the early signs of wear and tear. When your Switch controller battery is failing, some or all of the following might happen:

-Your controller will start to lag, and it will become difficult or impossible to press the buttons.

-The controller might suddenly shut off without warning.

-The light on the front of the controller might start flickering.

-The controller might make a strange noise when you try to use it.

If you notice any of these signs, it's definitely time to replace the battery in your controller. You can either do it yourself or take it to a Nintendo technician and have them do it for you.

Why is my left Joy-Con always on low battery?

There could be a few reasons why your left Joy-Con is always low on battery. One possibility is that the Joy-Con is not properly seated in the charging station. Make sure that the contacts on the Joy-Con are lined up with the contacts in the charging station and that the charging grip is connected to an outlet.

Another possibility is that there may be something obstructing or covering the contact points on the Joy-Con. If there's any dirt or dust on the contact points, it could prevent them from making a good connection with the charging station. Try cleaning the contact points with a cotton swab and some rubbing alcohol.

How long does Joy-Con battery last?

It really depends on how much you use the Joy-Cons. If you're only using them for a short amount of time each day, they could last up to a week. But if you're using them constantly, they might only last for a few hours.

The Joy-Cons are rechargeable, so you can just plug them into the Nintendo Switch to recharge them when they start to run low on power. Overall, the battery life is pretty good and should last for most people's needs.

To get the most out of your Joy-Cons, there are a few things you can do to conserve battery power.

1. Make sure they're properly charged before you start using them. You can do this by connecting the controllers to the Nintendo Switch console using the included USB charging cable.

2. Another thing you can do is turn off the vibration function. To do this, press and hold the + button on the right Joy-Con controller and then select "Turn Off Vibration." You can also turn off the wireless signal by pressing and holding the + button on the left Joy-Con controller and then selecting "Turn Off Wireless."

3. Do not overcharge the controllers. When they're fully charged, remove them from the console and unplug the USB cable.

4. Avoid using the controllers when they're low on battery or when they are charging.

5. If you're not using them, turn them off by pressing and holding the HOME Button for three seconds until "OFF" appears on the screen.

6. Try not to leave them inactive for too long--try using them at least every other day.

7. Use the recommended charger. Using a knock-off charger can damage your Joy-Cons and cause them to stop working.

8. Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures (either very hot or very cold).

9. If the controllers start to feel warm or hot to the touch, you may want to power them down and give them time to cool off.

10. If you're not using your controllers for an extended period of time, it's best to charge them up completely before storing them away.

By following these tips, you can help your Joy-Cons last longer and keep them in good working condition.


So there you have it! Our top tips for getting the most out of your Joy-Con battery. With a little bit of effort, you can make sure that your controllers last as long as possible – and avoid any embarrassing mid-game power outages.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.