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What to do if your OnePlus 6 has a screen flickering issue (easy steps)

Screen flickering issues are common these days and it’s because such problem could be an issue with either the firmware or hardware…or both. Your OnePlus 6 is no exception to this and we’ve actually received complaints from our readers about this problem that’s why we need to address it. If it’s just a firmware problem, then you can fix it on your own without employing services of a technician but if it’s a hardware issue, then there’s only so much you can do about it.

What you can do now is to find out if it’s a firmware or hardware problem. After which, you can decide whether to bring the phone to the shop immediately or try fixing it on your own. If you’re one of the owners of this phone, then continue reading as this post may be able to help you one way or another.

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What to do with your OnePlus 6 with screen flickering problem

The following solutions may be able to help you bring your phone to its original state and performance. Try to see what works for you…

First solution: Reboot your phone

If you haven’t done so, then try rebooting your phone first especially if it’s the first time you noticed the screen is flickering. It’s because the problem could be just a result of a minor firmware or app-related problem. Try a normal reboot first and then continue using your phone while observing it closely to know if the flickering continues. If it does, then you should try the forced restart by pressing and holding the power key for 10 seconds or until the phone reboots. If the problem continues after this, then you should try the next procedure.

Second solution: Delete system cache

It’s possible that some of the caches got corrupted or have become obsolete. While these files are small and temporary, if they get corrupted and the system continue to use them, all sorts of problems may occur and that could be the case here. So, delete all the caches so that they will be replaced with new ones. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Power down the OnePlus 6.
  2. Wait until the device is completely off.
  3. Then press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
  4. Continue holding these two buttons during the initial OnePlus splash screen.
  5. When the OnePlus logo goes away, you can let go of these two buttons.
  6. And then wait until the OnePlus 6 boots into Recovery Mode.
  7. Tap on the language of your choice.
  8. Tap on the Wipe Data and Cache option.
  9. Tap on the Wipe Cache option.
  10. Tap the Yes option when asked to confirm.
  11. Wait for the OnePlus 6 to clear the cache partition.
  12. Then tap on the Reboot option to restart the OnePlus 6.

Continue observing your phone to know if the screen flickering issue continues and if so, then you should do the next procedure.

Third solution: Reset your OnePlus 6

This is your last resort and if the problem continues after this, then the problem could be with the hardware. You need to do this to rule out the possibility that it’s just a firmware issue. A reset can fix all sorts of software problems. Follow the steps below to reset your phone but make sure you make a backup of your files that are saved in your phone’s internal storage as they will be deleted.

  1. Go to the Main Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Tap Backup and Reset.
  4. Select Factory Data Reset.
  5. Check Reset phone if you would like to erase all the data on the phone internal storage.
  6. Tap Erase Everything.
  7. Well done! The factory reset has just completed.

Alternatively, you can reset your phone through the recovery mode…

  1. Power down the OnePlus 6.
  2. Wait until the device is completely off.
  3. Then press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
  4. Continue holding these two buttons during the initial OnePlus splash screen.
  5. When the OnePlus logo goes away, you can let go of these two buttons.
  6. And then wait until the OnePlus 6 boots into Recovery Mode.
  7. Enter Your PIN Lock to unlock your device.
  8. After that, select “data and cache” using Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to confirm.
  9. Then choose “Erase everything” to confirm the whole operation.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide have helped you one way or another. If you have other issues you want to share with us, feel free to contact us anytime or leave a comment below.

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