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How long does a Nintendo Switch take to charge?

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Your Nintendo Switch's battery life isn't unlimited; there will come a point in time that you will need to charge it.

But how long does it take for a Nintendo Switch to be fully charged?

Its charging time can be the same as other electronic devices and gadgets, such as iPhones, Android phones and more.

With that being said, here's what you need to know on how long a Nintendo Switch takes to charge.

How long does a Nintendo Switch take to charge?

To have a fully-charged Nintendo Switch, it may take approximately 3 hours to do so.

However, you can use your console while charging, especially when it is on its proper charging dock.

You can purchase your charging dock and other Nintendo Switch add-ons here.

READ MORE: How long does a Nintendo Switch Joy Con take to charge?

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How to charge your Nintendo Switch

As mentioned earlier, one way to charge your Switch is by using the official charging dock.

While this outputs the display to a monitor as well, other users may opt to charge their console by using a USB-C cable charger.


Although it is not advisable to use the Nintendo Switch while charging this way. We recommend to wait for it to finish charging before playing with your games or apps once more.

READ MORE: How to play online on Nintendo Switch

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