Give your Switch time to charge
If your Switch’s battery died, and you plugged it in, only for nothing to happen, don’t worry — this is normal.
When a Switch’s battery is fully drained, it can take many minutes to turn back on, even if connected to its charger.
Give it up to an hour to charge and restart.
How long does a dead switch take to turn on?
A dead console will apparently take three hours to charge, four hours to deplete, then you don’t touch it for thirty minutes.
Will switch turn on with low battery?
If your Nintendo Switch console won’t turn on, chances are that you just have a drained battery. The Switch could also be frozen, in which case you can perform a hard reset by holding the power button down for at least 12 seconds. When performing a forced reset, make sure the Switch is connected to a power source.
Can you play the switch when it’s dead?
Possible, if its fully dead, it needs to charge up a little bit before being usable in the dock.
Why does my Nintendo switch battery die so fast?
The Switch’s battery indicator has been faulty for some since launch. Some users’ battery will appear to drop to 1% rapidly, even though the battery itself works just fine. The short version is that you have to charge the battery to 100% and then run it all the way down two to six times.