Samsung Galaxy A50 has screen flickering issue. Here’s the fix.

Screen flickering issues occur every now and then. The thing about this problem is that it’s not clear immediately if it’s an issue with the hardware or just some minor problems with the firmware. However, it seems like owners of the Samsung Galaxy A50 are the ones most affected by this problem as we’ve received quite a log of complaints from them. So, we have to look into this matter. 

We have actually encountered this problem a few times in the past and most of the time, this kind of screen issue is pretty minor, as long as your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical or liquid damage. However, if this problem started after the phone was dropped on a hard surface or submerged in water, then you should seek assistance from a tech immediately. 

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A50 that has the screen flickering issue. We will consider every possibility and rule them out one after another until we can determine what the problem is and hopefully be able to fix it. If you’re an owner with a problem like this, 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 A50 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 A50 with screen flickering issue

When troubleshooting your device with a problem like this, you have to be thorough so as to accurately determine the problem and fix it. You also have to be careful so that you won’t lose any important files and data. With that being said, here’s what you need to do: 


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First solution: Force restart your Galaxy A50

The very first thing that you need to do is to force restart your phone. This will refresh its memory and reload all its apps and services. If this is just a minor problem with the firmware or caused by apps, then this procedure will fix it. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and don’t release it yet. 
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the Power key as well. 
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy A50 logo shows on the screen.

Once the phone has finished rebooting, try to see if the screen flickering is gone. If it remained, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Observe your phone in safe mode

In safe mode, all third party applications are temporarily disabled. If this problem is caused by one of the apps you installed, then the screen flickering should not occur while in safe mode. In other words, running your phone in safe mode will isolate the problem immediately. So follow these steps to run your device into this mode: 

  1. Press and hold the Power key until options show. 
  2. Tap and hold the Power off option until it changes into Safe Mode. 
  3. Tap the Safe mode icon to restart your device.
  4. Once the reboot is successful, you should see ‘Safe mode’ at the lower-left corner of the screen. 

If the problem is fixed in safe mode, here’s what you need to do next: 

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the phone started to have the screen flickering issue.
  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 screen flickering continues even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Wipe the cache partition

There are times when the system cache gets corrupted and when that happens, performance issues may occur and that could be the reason why your phone has the screen flickering issue. If the problem isn’t fixed by doing the first two procedures, then you have to wipe the cache partition to delete the old cache and gets replaced with a new one. Here’s how…

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 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 cache partition.
  6. Press Power key to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Once your Galaxy A50 has successfully rebooted, try to observe closely to see if the screen still flickers. If it still does, then try the next solution. 

Fourth solution: Master reset your phone to fix screen flickering

A master reset will be able to fix any app- or firmware-related problems. However, make sure to create a backup of your important data or files because they will be deleted. After the backup, remove your google account so that you won’t be locked out of your device after the reset. When ready, follow these steps to reset your phone: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 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.

If the screen flickering continues even after the reset, then it’s time you brought the phone to a tech to get its checked. 

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your phone with screen flickering issue. 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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