The Joy-Con controllers take approximately three and a half hours to fully charge. When fully charged, the battery for the Joy-Con controllers can last approximately 20 hours. This may be shorter depending on the software application and functions being used.
If your JoyCons are already fully charged, then it will use less battery to keep them charged, but if they are on 0%, then you can expect the Switch battery life to drain faster to simultaneously fill up those JoyCons.
Ensure your console has the latest system update. Ensure the Joy-Con controllers are charged. Try to decrease the distance between the Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch console. Ensure that the Nintendo Switch console is placed to minimize interference with the Joy-Con.
Six in 10 (57 percent) participants said they started experiencing drift issues within the first year of owning a Switch, and approximately a quarter of those (26 percent) contacted Nintendo for a replacement or fix. Of these, one in five (19 percent) were not offered a free replacement or fix.
Once fully charged, the battery duration for the console varies depending on model and on the software application and functions being used. For Nintendo Switch, model number: HAC-001 [product serial number begins with "XAW"], the battery life is approximately 2.5 to 6.5 hours.
Otherwise, Nintendo offers a standard warranty of 90 days (for accessories, which seems to include separately purchased Joy-Con controllers) and 12 months (for consoles, which seems to include Joy-Con controllers that are included with a Switch).
For your convenience, Nintendo offers a quick and easy-to-use online repair process. (This repair will be for your non-working Joy-Con controller only and is available in the U.S. and Canada only.) If you are located in a different country, contact the nearest Authorized Service Center in your region.
The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con drift issue is caused by a fundamental design flaw according to a UK consumer group. As reported by Eurogamer, a report from Which claims that, even after just a few months of use, the Joy-Con's plastic circuit boards show significant wear on the joystick slider contact points.
If the Joy-Con are removed from the Switch, they can be charged with the Charging Grip. That also has a USB-C connection, and plugging the cable into the Grip, which is sold separately for $29.99, will charge those controllers up.
There is a really simple way to charge the Nintendo Switch controllers – just dock them to the sides of the console itself. As long as the main tablet-like part of the console has power, it will start charging the controllers the second that you connect them and it does not take too long.
Step 2: Ensure the Switch's dock or AC adapter is plugged into a power outlet. Either connect the adapter's plug to the USB-C port on the bottom of the Switch or place the Switch in the dock. Step 4: Wait! Nintendo estimates that it will take about three and a half hours to fully charge the Joy-Con controllers.