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How to Enable Steam Deck Battery Storage Mode

  1. How to Enable Steam Deck Battery Storage Mode, Boot into the BIOS: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power down your Steam Deck.

    • Once off, hold down the volume up (+) button and press the power button.

    • Release both buttons.

    • The Steam Deck should power up, booting into the BIOS menu.

  2. How to Enable Steam Deck Battery Storage Mode, Enable battery storage mode: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Enable Steam Deck Battery Storage Mode, Enable battery storage mode: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Enable Steam Deck Battery Storage Mode, Enable battery storage mode: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Within the BIOS, use the D-Pad to navigate and the A button to select.

    • Navigate to Setup Utility.

    • Navigate to the Power menu.

    • Select Battery storage mode.

    • Select Yes to confirm.

    • Your Steam Deck should now power down into storage mode.

    • When in storage mode, your Steam Deck won't respond to power button presses. To exit storage mode, plug your Steam Deck into the charger.

Conclusion

To exit storage mode, plug your Steam Deck into the charger.


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I thought that this mode is also for when you not going to use your Steam Deck for more than a week. And if so, what is the percentage of battery you should leave the Steam Deck with before putting it in storage.

Uzi Batish - Reply

The help page valve provides via the device indicates not to engage the mode above 80% state of charge.

From my personal experience with other devices and the state of charge the device ships at, I'd recommend something around 50% to 60% as a desirable storage point for best battery life during long-term storage

bensmith88 -

Lithium batteries usually needs to be stored at around 50% SOC, however when you want to store such a battery, you also have to keep in mind the self discharge rate, and the fact that once over-discharged (even through self discharge) a lithium based battery could be dead and should never be recharged as it could burst in flame. That's why 60-65% is a good choice, as it will allow you to store it a lot longer without reaching over discharge state.

Adrien ASESIO - Reply

Help! I followed these instructions to a T and also replaced my SSD following that guide to a T and now I'm presented with this message:

"Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Insert Recovery Media and Hit any key

Then Select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device of to Boot Recovery Media."

I don't know what any of this means and I can't find a single straight answer anywhere.

Dane H - Reply

You need to install an OS.

See Valve's instructions - https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/vi...

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