How to fix a Samsung Galaxy A10 with flickering screen


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The Samsung Galaxy A10 with flickering screen can be a sign that the phone has some hardware issues that affect the display. But there is also a possibility that this problem is just due to some minor issues caused by apps or the firmware itself. Some owners reported to have been able to experience this problem after an update, which means that it’s due to some issues that occurred because of the new firmware. 

We have also encountered this kind of issue in the past and we’ve been able to solve most of the cases just by doing some basic troubleshooting procedures. You can also do that provided that the flickering screen has not been caused by physical or liquid damage. 

So in this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A10 with a flickering screen. We will consider all possibilities and rule them out one after another until we can determine the reason why the screen flickers all of a sudden. If you’re one of the owners of this device with this kind of issue, continue reading as we may be able to help you. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our Galaxy A10 Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

Troubleshooting Galaxy A10 with flickering screen

As long as the phone doesn’t have any signs of physical damage, you can easily fix this problem by doing some troubleshooting procedures. I personally encountered this kind of problem in my old phones before so I know that a flickering screen can also be a software-related problem. Here’s what you need to do to fix it…

First solution: Force restart your phone first

If it’s the first time that you encountered this problem and if your phone was working properly prior to this, then it could be just due to a minor firmware issue or even a glitch. In such case, you can fix the problem by doing the forced restart procedure, which is very effective when it comes to minor problems. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Press and hold the volume down button and don’t release it.
  2. While holding it down, press and hold the power key as well. 
  3. Keep both keys held down together until the Galaxy A10 logo shows on the screen. 

Your phone will restart and its memory will be refreshed while all its apps and services reloaded. Continue using it to know if the flickering screen continues. If it still does, then move on to the next procedure. 

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Second solution: Reboot your phone in Safe mode

This will tell us immediately if the problem is caused by a third-party app or not. There are times when third-party applications would cause the screen to flicker especially heavy gaming apps. By running the phone in safe mode, you’re actually temporarily disabling all third-party apps and if the screen flickering doesn’t occur while your device is in this environment, then it means that the problem is really caused by one or some of the applications you downloaded and installed. Follow these steps to restart your phone in safe mode: 

  1. Press and hold the power key until power options show on the screen.
  2. Tap and hold the Power off option until the Safe mode button shows. 
  3. Touch Safe mode to restart your phone. 
  4. Wait until the device has rebooted and you will see the text ‘Safe mode’ on the lower left corner of the screen.

Now, continue using  your phone to see if the screen flickering continues. If the problem doesn’t occur while the phone is in this mode, then it means that there are apps that cause the flickering. You need to try these steps: 

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the phone starts to have a flickering screen.
  3. Once you already have an app in mind, swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  4. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  5. Scroll to and then tap Apps. 
  6. Find and tap suspected app. 
  7. Tap Storage. 
  8. Touch Clear data and tap OK to confirm.
  9. Tap the back key once and then touch Uninstall. 
  10. Confirm that you want to remove the app from your phone. 

On the other hand, if the issue continues even if your phone is in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

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Third solution: Reset settings to fix flickering screen

There was also a case I encountered wherein the screen flickering problem started after the owner changed some settings in this phone. Some display settings may have been changed or were inappropriate. At this point, we still don’t know why the problem occurs especially if the first two procedures failed to fix the problem. With that said, it’s best to just reset all settings back to default without deleting your apps or files and there’s a way to do that. Follow these steps: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner of the screen. 
  3. Touch General management. 
  4. Tap Reset. 
  5. Touch Reset settings. 
  6. Tap the Reset settings button and enter your PIN, password or pattern. 
  7. Tap Reset to confirm your action. 

After this, continue using your phone to know if the flickering screen continues because if it still does, then it’s time to troubleshoot the firmware itself.

Fourth solution: Backup your files and reset your phone

At this point and after all the previous procedures failed to fix the problem, then it’s time to perform the Master Reset. If the flickering screen is caused by a firmware problem, then a reset would be able to fix it. However, if it’s a hardware problem, then you would find out after this procedure. 

Before the reset, make sure to create a backup or copy of your important files and data, especially ones that are stored in your phone’s internal storage. Then, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out of your device after the reset. Once everything is set and ready, follow these steps to reset your device: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A10 logo shows, release the keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A10 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

The reboot this time will be a little longer than usual but just wait for your phone to become active. Once your Galaxy A10 has rebooted successfully, continue using the phone and observe to see if the screen flickering disappeared. If the screen still flickers, then it’s time to bring it to the store or shop so that a technician can properly check it for you.

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I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the flickering screen on your Samsung Galaxy A10 one way or the other. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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