How Do You Check a Valve Index Controller Battery?

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By Valerie Becker

Valve Index controllers are an essential part of the VR experience, and it’s important to keep them powered up and ready to go. One of the most crucial aspects of maintaining your controller’s functionality is keeping track of its battery life. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to check your Valve Index controller battery.

Step 1: Check the Battery Indicator

The first thing you’ll want to do is check the controller’s battery indicator. This will give you a quick glance at how much battery life is remaining. To do this, simply look at the bottom of your controller and locate the small LED light.

If it’s green, then your battery is full. If it’s yellow, your battery is running low. And if it’s red, then it’s time to recharge.

Step 2: Check with SteamVR

If you want a more detailed analysis of your controller’s battery life, you can check with SteamVR. To do this, open up SteamVR on your computer and navigate to the Devices menu. From there, select “Pair Controller” and follow the on-screen instructions until you see a window that shows all connected devices.

Step 2a: View Battery Life

In this window, find the icon that represents your Valve Index controller and look for its battery percentage next to it. It should be listed as a number out of 100%. If it appears as “N/A,” then either your controller isn’t connected or there’s an issue with SteamVR.

Step 2b: Show Advanced Settings

If you’d like even more information about your controller’s battery life, click on “Advanced Settings” located near the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2c: View Battery History

From here, select “Controller Settings” and then click on “View Battery History.” This will give you a detailed breakdown of your controller’s battery life over the past few days. You can use this information to track your usage habits and make adjustments accordingly.

Step 3: Recharge Your Controller

If your controller’s battery is running low or is completely drained, you’ll need to recharge it. To do this, simply connect it to a power source using the included USB cable. The LED light on the bottom of the controller will turn red while charging and green once fully charged.

  • Tip: It’s recommended that you charge your controllers after each use to ensure they’re always ready for your next VR session.
  • Tip: If you plan on not using your controllers for an extended period of time, it’s best to store them with at least a 40% charge to prevent any damage.


Checking the battery life of your Valve Index controller is a simple process that can save you from any unwanted interruptions during your VR experience. By following these steps, you’ll always know when it’s time to recharge and be able to keep track of your battery usage over time.