How to Instantly Fix Phone Screen Flickering (Ultimate-method)

This post has been Last Updated 7 months ago by Kunal

One of the most annoying things is the mobile phone screen flickering. This happens to me. I found a solution to fix it.

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your phone, and suddenly, the screen starts flickering? It can be incredibly frustrating and make it difficult to use your phone. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide on how to fix phone screen flickering issues!

Is it causing you headaches and eye strain? Well, you’re not alone! Phone screen flickering is a common issue that many people face.

In this article, we will explore ten practical ways to fix phone screen flickering, along with an additional tip that can help prevent the issue from occurring in the first place.

various phones with screen flickering issue

This Will Fix the Phone Screen Flickering Issue

Even I tried all the settings, and this worked on my smartphone.

Now let’s talk about how to fix it.

10 Hacks to Fix Phone Screen Flickering

This issue happened to me when I bought a new smartphone four months back. In the first month of use, I started getting this issue, leading me into danger from my parents because they recently bought me a new device.

1. Level it up or turn it off

I know it sounds weird, but this works for me. You must try this if you are getting a smartphone flickering issue.

samsung phone brightness bar

To fix it, stop using your smartphone in extremely low brightness. Try to go for mid-range or a bit more brightness than average.

So whenever you use a smartphone, don’t use it in extremely low brightness. Go for average. I know it will decrease battery life, but you must do it.

Adjusting your screen brightness can also help fix screen flickering. Sometimes, the screen flickers because of the high or low brightness level. Try to adjust the brightness level to a comfortable level.

OR you can turn off the auto-brightness feature sometimes, which is the culprit.

2. Remove and check if it works

uninstall apps and games

This will work for most people because this is the Era of paid apps and paid games, where some people get free or unlocked apps.

Free things are not the solution because sometimes free things cause issues, and behind the screen, flickering is one of the major causes.

So to fix your smartphone screen, you have to uninstall any recently installed app or game and then restart your phone.

Moreover, you can try to boot into safe mode without installing these apps. Because when you get into safe mode, all the external apps will stop working, and when you get into safe mode, check whether your screen is flickering. If not, an app or a game is causing that issue.

What is Safe Mode? Using Safe Mode on a phone or tablet allows you to force the device to run the essential operating system, and disable most 3rd party applications. It’s designed as a diagnostic tool to help solve issues with connectivity, battery life, and more.

Source: Samsung

Sometimes, problematic apps can cause screen flickering. Try uninstalling recently installed apps and see if it fixes the issue.

Here is how to get into the safe mode on Android

Every smartphone has a different key combination to get into safe mode. So whatever phone you are using, try to Google something like activate safe mode on Your phone’s model.

So here is the essential thing that will help you get into safe mode on your smartphone:

  • First of all, Power Off your Device.
  • Turn your phone back on with the power button, and hold the power button until you see an animated logo appear.
  • Hold the Volume Down button once you see the animated logo appear.
  • Continue holding Volume Down until your device boots.

3. Restart 

As Dwyane Johnson said in Skyscraper, “Restarting can fix all the issues ‘.

restart your phone

As they said, restarting can fix most of the issues in modern technology, so you should try to restart your smartphone.

If you have already restarted, then I would recommend you drain your phone’s battery and Recharge it from zero because, in some cases, restarting won’t work, so you need to restart from zero. Start charging your phone from 0 to 100; I hope this will help you.

4. Clear the cache 

clean junk files

So you can try to clear the cache of your smartphone; even you can use any cleaning apps like CCleaner or Files Go that will help you to clean junk files from your smartphone. 

You can try these things on your smartphone to fix the flickering screen issue. If the problem persists, here is the last and ultimate thing you can do.

5. The repair works 

If all the techniques work on your smartphone, good. If not, you can visit a mobile phone repair center near you, tell them about your problem, and let them fix it.

try again gif for fixitkunal

Sometimes things need to be done professionally by professionals, and this is the last thing you can do to eliminate screen flickering.

If none of the above solutions work, it’s time to seek professional help. Take your phone to a reputable service center, and they can diagnose and fix the issue.

For example, if you have an iPhone with a flickering screen, you may need to take it to an Apple Store or an authorized repair service provider. They can help diagnose the issue and provide a solution, including a screen replacement or a software update.

6. Boot in Safe Mode

safe mode gif in fun way

Boot your phone in safe mode to check if any third-party apps are causing the issue. If the screen flickering stops in safe mode, it’s most likely caused by an app.

7. Disable Hardware Overlays

disable hw overlay enabled on smartphone straight
disable hw overlay enabled on smartphone

If your phone’s screen flickers, it could be due to hardware overlays. To resolve this issue, access your phone’s developer options and turn off the ‘Force GPU rendering’ option.

A YouTube short with over 8.6 K Likes with more than 250K Views showed that disabling the hardware overlay can help fix the flicking problem.

Here are some comments which show the authenticity of this video:

youtube video comments which shows that how their screen flickering issues resolved

8. Update Your Phone Software

There might be a simple solution you haven’t tried yet. Believe it or not, updating your phone’s software could potentially fix this issue!

phone updates

When you update your phone’s software, it can include fixes for bugs and improvements to the operating system that may address problems with the display, like flickering.

If the issue persists even after updating your phone’s software, it might be caused by a hardware problem. In that case, it’s best to seek professional help from a repair shop or contact the manufacturer. But for now, give updating your software a shot and say goodbye to those annoying screen flickers!

9. Remove Magnetic Objects

Removing magnetic objects near your smartphone, such as cases and phone holders, can fix screen flickering. Magnets near the screen or internal components can interfere with the display, causing it to flicker. Keeping your phone away from other magnets will also prevent interference. Removing these objects can help eliminate the issue and ensure your display works correctly.

led flashlight near phone

This simple solution requires no technical expertise and can be easily done at home. If you’re experiencing screen flickering, look around for any magnetic objects nearby and remove them to see if it solves the problem.

Look at the reasons why your phone screen is flickering

  • Using a smartphone in extremely low brightness.
  • When the load increases on your CPU and GPU while playing games.
  • In some cases, auto-brightness is the culprit.
  • Any app or game is causing this flickering issue.

Instant Fixes from YouTube Comments

how to fix phone screen flicking samsung from youtube comments
fixing smartphone screen keeps flickering issues

Preventing Screen Flickering on Smartphones Issues

The best way to avoid phone screen flickering issues is to take preventive measures. This includes:

  • Regular software updates: Keeping your phone’s operating system up to date can help prevent software glitches that can cause screen flickering.
  • Proper handling and storage: Avoid dropping your phone or exposing it to extreme temperatures, as this can cause hardware damage.
  • Using a phone case and screen protector: These accessories can help protect your phone from damage and extend the life of your screen.
A tutorial on How to Screen Flickering on Smartphones or Ways to fix phone screen flicker in any smartphone device.

Other Helpful Resources And References

That’s it for today, guys. This is an in-depth tutorial to fix phone screen flickering issues. I hope this will help you to fix it. 

Technique number 3 is one of my favorite techniques that I would use. Let me know which works for you in the comments.

Let me know in the comments if you have any queries related to this. I will try to reply to you in 48 hours.

Kunal
Kunalhttp://fixitkunal.com/author/kunal-kashyap/
Kunal Kashyap, the tech guru behind FixItKunal.com, simplifies complex tech issues with clear and user-friendly guides. With expertise in Android, iOS, and more, his tutorials empower users to tackle tech problems confidently. Kunal's engaging style makes technology accessible to both beginners and experts. Beyond tech, he explores psychology and keeps up with tech and business trends awarded by the Government and Namita Thapar.

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, Kunal, your article couldn’t have come at a better time! My phone has been flickering like crazy, and it’s been driving me nuts. I’ve tried some solutions I found online, but nothing seemed to work. After reading this, I decided to tweak my screen brightness, and voila, the flickering stopped! Who would’ve thought something as simple as that could make a difference? Thanks a ton for this helpful guide, Kunal! 🙌📱

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