Gaming Consoles & PCs Nintendo 2DS Hours of Battery Life Share Pin Email Print Nintendo Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide By Nadia Oxford Writer Nadia Oxford is a former Lifewire writer with 10+ years' experience. Her articles have appeared in Pocket Games Magazine, Play Magazine, Game Pro, IGN and others. our editorial process Twitter Nadia Oxford Updated February 07, 2020 38 38 people found this article helpful The Nintendo 2DS’s inability to project 3D images inherently extends its battery life a little. You’ll likely get somewhere between 3.5 and 6.5 hours of gameplay out of your Nintendo 2DS before you have to plug it in for a recharge. You can keep playing your Nintendo 2DS while it’s charging, though doing so extends its charging time. If you leave your Nintendo 2DS alone while it’s recharging, the process should be done in about two or three hours. How to Get the Most out of Your Nintendo 2DS Battery There are a few things you can do to get the most out of your Nintendo 2DS battery. Adjust your screen’s brightness to suit the lighting around you. 2 is a good level if you’re playing in the dark, whereas 4 might be necessary if you’re in bright sunlight. You can also turn off your 2DS’s Wi-Fi functionality to save some juice (this needs to be done through the 2DS’s brightness settings menu since there’s no physical switch to toggle on the system). Turning down the 2DS’s volume helps extend battery life, too. Charging the NIntendo 2DS Unlike the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 2DS doesn’t come with a charging cradle. You need to plug the AC adaptor into the back of the system to recharge. The 2DS comes with an AC adapter, but any Nintendo 3DS AC adapter will work.