Samsung Solar Remote Not Charging (Do This First)

Are you happy with your futuristic Samsung TV’s Solar Remote Control, but the joy didn’t last long when you discovered that it does not charge?

Samsung TV’s Solar Remote Control is certainly unique among all TV remote controllers since there is no hassle of battery replacement, but many users have reported that it does not charge in sunlight.

Do not worry if you are also in a similar situation and the remote hasn’t charged, despite keeping it in sunlight, I’ll help you with this guide.

Samsung Solar Remote Charging (Indoor Light / Sunlight)
Samsung Solar Remote Charging (Indoor Light / Sunlight)

Besides the USB charging it has, Samsung’s Solar Remote Control can also be charged from indoor light and sunlight. However, when it doesn’t receive the proper light it can be charging so slowly that it looks as if it was simply left in light and nothing happened.

Let’s look at some important things before jumping to troubleshooting.

How Long Does It Take For Samsung’s Solar Remote Control To Charge?

With USB

USB-C Charging
USB-C Charging

If you wish to use USB-C to charge your Samsung Solar Remote, it will take around 30 minutes for the battery to reach full capacity. 

This is because the remote uses USB-C technology, which is known for being fast and efficient when it comes to charging devices.

Therefore, if you need some extra juice in a hurry then this could be a great option for you!

Sunlight And Indoor Light

On the other hand, Charging your Samsung Solar Remote with sunlight can take up to 1 hour, depending on the amount of light exposure.

Note: According to Samsung’s guidelines, you should ensure that the device is placed in full view of direct sunlight for at least one hour in order to achieve a full charge.

If you do not have access to direct sunlight, you can use an artificial light source such as a lamp or flashlight with similar results. It may take longer than an hour if using any other lighting source besides direct sunlight.

Additionally, be sure that no shadows are blocking your device as this could prevent it from charging properly.

How Long Does The Battery Last On The Solar Remote Of Samsung TV?

The solar remote of Samsung TV is designed with a battery that should last up to 2 years under normal usage.

The battery life may vary depending on the amount and type of use, as well as environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.

Note: It does not contain alkaline batteries and has no option to replace them. This means that after 2 years of usage, the battery in the remote will eventually need to be replaced by an authorized service provider from Samsung.

How To Check the Battery Status Of Your Solar Remote?

Samsung Solar Remote charging percentage
Samsung Solar Remote Charging Percentage

If you are wondering, what’s the battery percentage how much it is charged, well let’s find out how to check it:

To check the battery percentage on most devices, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Home” button to go to the home screen.
  2. Go to “Settings“.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “General” > “Power Energy Saving
  4. You should see the battery percentage on this screen.

Important: If you are not getting the battery percentage option after following the above steps, you need to pair the remote again and after that, the information for battery percentage will be displayed.

Note: The reconnect or re-pair option for Samsung’s solar TV remotes is different than normal Samsung TV remotes, you’ll need to reconnect the remote by pressing both “Return+Play Pause”

What to do if Samsung Solar Remote won’t charge?

Back Panel Samsung Solar Remote
Back Panel Samsung Solar Remote

In case your Samsung solar remote is not charging, you can do a few things:

  1. If your Samsung Solar Remote is failing to charge, first and foremost, check to make sure there are no obstructions blocking the solar panel (back of your TV remote).
  2. If the remote has not been used for an extended period of time, it often loses its charge completely. In this case, you may need to charge the remote using USB before it will work with the solar panel.
  3. Make sure the battery in the solar remote is not depleted (If it discharges fast it means it is depleted).
  4. Make sure that the solar panel is clean and free of debris because, If the panel is dirty or covered in debris, it may not be able to charge the remote effectively.
  5. If your Samsung Solar Remote isn’t charging as quickly as you’d like, try avoiding using it while it’s charging. Using it while it’s charging can lead to longer charge times.

Lastly, If these steps don’t help, the issue may be with the solar remote itself. In that case, you may need to contact Samsung for further assistance like getting a replacement remote.

How to know when your Samsung solar remote needs replacing?

Here are some points to consider when determining if it is time to replace your Samsung TV’s solar remote:

  1. If the solar remote is not charging despite following the troubleshooting steps mentioned above, it may be time to replace the remote.
  2. If the solar remote is charging but discharging quickly.
  3. If the solar remote is damaged or has stopped working for any other reason.
  4. If the battery in the solar remote is no longer holding a charge or is not performing as it should, it may be time to replace the remote.
  5. If you have had the solar remote for an extended period of time (2 years+) and it is no longer functioning as it should, it may be time to consider replacing it.


Solar Remotes for Samsung TVs are undoubtedly a new thing among TV users, removing the hassle of changing batteries regularly, but they also face issues like a lack of charge in sunlight or very slow charging.

In addition to the troubleshooting guide, I have provided important details of which you should be aware, such as how long it takes to charge, how to check the battery percentage, what to do when it does not charge, and when to replace it.