After Switch firmware update 3.0.0, some users reported that their console never charged fully, or that the battery indicator didn't update during charging. Others said that they were able to continue playing even after the battery was at zero percent, and it was also reported that the battery indicator was completely absent during charging.
Thankfully, Nintendo has now issued a new firmware update designed to fix these issues with the battery charge indicator.
Update 3.0.1 might not work for you right away, if you've been suffering from such issues. You'll need to follow these steps - as specified by Nintendo - to fully address the problem:
- Ensure the console has the latest system update. The steps below apply to system menu version 3.0.1 or higher.
- Set the Auto-Sleep mode to "Never" for "Playing on Console Screen" and for "Connected to TV."
- Connect the AC adapter directly to the console until the battery is fully charged. If the battery charge indicator does not reach 100%, simply allow the console to charge for approximately three hours. The console can be in use while it is charging.
- Once the battery is fully charged, leave the console alone for one hour with the AC adapter still connected to it.
- Afterward, disconnect the AC adapter and allow the console to display the HOME Menu for approximately three to four hours. The remaining battery life must be depleted as much as possible.
- Once the battery charge is almost depleted, power off the console by holding down the POWER Button for three seconds, then select "Power Options" > "Turn Off." Leave the console alone for at least 30 minutes. The battery charge indicator will improve gradually by repeating this process several times.
- Repeat steps 2 - 6 several times.
Have you installed the update? Has it fixed any problems you had with the battery charge indicator? Let us know with a comment.