Correct Instructions to Charge the Joy-Con Controllers

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock

Instructions to Charge the Joy-Con Controllers

Nintendo Switch console comes with the included Joy-Con Controllers that can be used in various mode. There are a variety of features baked in this tiny detachable controllers. Nintendo also provides several accessories for these Joy-Con controllers such as Joy-Con grip, that can hold both Joy-Con controllers just like the conventional gamepad. Another option to hold both controllers together is the Joy-Con charging grip. This Joy-Con charging grip has an additional function to charge the controllers while you are using them. Anyway, all these facts about the Joy-Con controller are still leaving one big question about the Joy-Con controllers’ battery life. The company claims that the Joy-Con controllers will last for about 20 hours on a full charge. This estimation will be different if we, use the controllers together with the console as a portable console and if we use them with the charging grip. But the most important thing to know about the controllers’ battery life is how to charge them at every given time. Therefore, we want to share this tutorial for the correct instructions to charge the Joy-Con controllers.

Based on the official information related to the charging time of the Joy-Con controllers, we need approximately 3½ hours to charge both Joy-Con Controllers fully. This estimated charging time will vary if we charge the Joy-Con controllers while we are using them. By the way, we need to follow the correct instructions to charge the Joy-Con Controllers to ensure that everything goes well as we expected. At least, there are two ways of charging this Joy-Con controller: by attaching them to the Nintendo Switch console while it is charging and by attaching them to the Joy-Con controllers charging grip.

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Correct instruction to charge the controllers while we attach them to the console

  1. Attach both Joy-Con controllers to the Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Charge the Nintendo Switch console.

When we attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Nintendo Switch console, and then we charge it using the USB-C charging cable, the Joy-Con controllers are also charging. Another alternative to charging the controllers when attaching them to the console is by putting the Switch console in the dock. There is a USB-C connection inside of the dock that can charge both the Switch console and the Controllers as well.

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Charging the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers using the Joy-Con charging grip

  1. Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con charging grip.
  2. Use the USB cable to connect the Joy-Con charging grip to the dock or the Nintendo Switch official AC adapter directly.

This Joy-Con charging Grip is not included in the box, so you need to purchase it separately from the store. If you have bought one, then you can follow the correct instructions to charge the Joy-Con Controllers using this charging grip to ensure that the Switch Joy-Con controllers are not running out of juice.

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