Nintendo’s tiny Switch Joy-Cons have impressive battery life, but eventually, they’ll need to be recharged. These small controllers don’t have traditional USB charging ports, so just how are you supposed to get them back up to 100% again?
Put Your Joy-Cons on Your Switch
You can use your Joy-Cons in portable mode attached to the Switch even if they have no battery power left, since they get power directly from the Switch. However, they will only charge if the Switch is attached to an AC adapter. You can either directly connect a USB power source (preferably the official charger) to an undocked Switch, or dock the Switch with power connected to the dock.
Your Switch must also be powered on or in Sleep Mode for the Joy-Cons to charge, if your Switch is completely powered…
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