How to fix screen flickering, other display problems on your Nokia 8 (easy steps)

Display issues in mobile devices like screen flickering may be due to a system issue if not hardware damage. It’s surfacing among the most widespread issues encountered by smartphone users especially after a new software update is implemented. Apparently in cases like this, the problem is attributed to software errors most likely some bugs that come along with the new update. Rogue apps, incorrect settings, and data corruption are also among other factors that inflict similar symptoms on your device. Tackled in this context is an issue on screen flickering or other display problems transpiring on the Nokia 8 smartphone. Read on and find out what to do if ever you too would encounter the same issue on the same device.

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How to troubleshoot your Nokia 8 with screen flickering issue

Before you begin troubleshooting software issues that might have caused your Nokia 8 screen to flicker, verify and ensure that your apps and device software are updated. You may head quickly to the App Store and check for any apps updates available for your phone. Do the same with your device software.

First solution: Restart/soft reset your Nokia 8.

Various types of software-related issues in mobile devices can be resolved by a soft reset or device restart. If your phone screen flickers only when using certain app or opening a certain file, there is a higher chance that it’s a software issue, which can potentially be remedied by this method. So here’s what you should try performing then:

  1. Press the Power button for a few seconds until the menu options appear.
  2. Select the option to Power off then tap OK. Your phone will then shut down.
  3. After 30 seconds, press the Power button again until your phone turns on.

Alternatively, you can do a soft reset using the hardware keys. This is an alternative method to restart your phone if it freezes when the error occurs. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up button and Power button for a few seconds or until your device power cycles.

Second solution: Enable safe mode.

Third-party apps that have gone rogue may likewise cause your device to act weird and one of the symptoms to transpire when this occurs is an unusual display. To determine whether or not a third-party app is to blame, try booting your Nokia 8 into safe mode and see if the screen still flickers. All third-party apps are bypassed or temporarily disabled in safe mode so if the screen flickering doesn’t occur, it denotes that a bad app is to blame. Here’s how to enable safe mode on your Nokia 8:

  1. With your phone turned on, press and hold down the Power button for a few seconds until the menu options appear.
  2. Tap the option to Power off then select Restart in safe mode.
  3. Tap OK and wait for your phone to restart in Safe mode.

When you see the Safe Mode badge on the bottom left corner of the display, that means you’re already in safe mode. If the screen still flickers while in safe mode, you need to troubleshoot software issues on your device, if not a damaged component.

Third solution: Adjust display settings.

There are cases of screen flickering that are somehow tied to the current display settings on the phone. Others have it that there display would flicker when the brightness is set to high while some when it’s the opposite. To see if this is likewise what’s causing your phone screen to flicker, try adjusting the display settings particularly the brightness level from low to high or vice versa. Here’s how to access and configure display options on your Nokia 8:

  1. Swipe up to unlock your phone screen.
  2. Open the Notification Panel.
  3. Drag the panel downwards or tap the Arrow down icon on the right side of the notification panel.
  4. Drag the screen brightness slider left to right to adjust brightness level. You can try making the screen brighter of darker and see which works.
  5. Alternatively, you can go to Settings-> Display-> Brightness Level.
  6. Move the slider left or right to reduce or increase screen brightness level on your phone.

You can also try enabling Adaptive brightness to see if optimizing brightness level for available light would fix the problem.

Fourth solution: Wipe cache partition.

Cache files are not only dwelling in apps but also in one of your phone’s system directory called the cache partition. While these files may be beneficial to multitasking or reloading of the same data or information, adverse symptoms including screen flickering when any of these system cache files crashed or get corrupted. Should this be the root cause of the problem, wiping the cache partition on your Nokia 8 can potentially fix it. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up button for a few seconds.
  2. When the Android logo appears, release the button.
  3. Press the Volume Up button and Power button simultaneously to enter recovery mode.
  4. While in recovery mode, press the Volume Up or Volume Down button to navigate to the given options then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  5. To do a master reset, press the Volume Down button to highlight Wipe cache partition from the given options.
  6. Then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  7. Wait for your phone to finish wiping the cache partition and then instigate device restart.

Unlike a factory reset/master reset, wiping cache partition doesn’t delete your data so it doesn’t result to data loss.

Fifth solution: Restore factory defaults/master reset.

If it’s not hardware damage, the screen flickering problem you’re dealing with could be due to a more complex system error if it persists after performing all prior methods. Your last option and possible solution to try on is a full system reset or restore your device to its factory defaults. Aside from wiping all data, a factory reset will also delete any software bugs and major software errors that might have caused you this trouble. Just be sure to back up all your important data before you do so. The faster way to perform a factory reset, is through the settings menu.

  • To get this done, navigate to Settings-> Backup & Reset-> Factory Data Reset-> Reset Device. Finally, tap Erase Everything to confirm master reset.

Alternatively, you can restore your phone to its factory default settings through Android recovery mode. Here’s how:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up button for a few seconds.
  2. When the Android logo appears, release the button.
  3. Press the Volume Up button and Power button simultaneously to enter recovery mode.
  4. While in recovery mode, press the Volume Up or Volume Down button to navigate to the given options then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  5. To do a master reset, press the Volume Down button to highlight Wipe data/factory reset option.
  6. Then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  7. Press the Volume Down button again to highlight Yes — delete all user data option.
  8. Then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  9. Wait until your phone is done erasing all your data, customized settings and apps from your device.
  10. When it’s done, the Reboot system now option is highlighted.
  11. Press the Power button to reboot your phone.

Repair options

Service would be necessary if none of the previous solutions is able to fix the screen flickering problem on your Nokia 8. Most probably, your device had acquired some sort of hardware damage either from accidental drops or liquid exposure before. Symptoms of liquid damage may occur later so it’s a possible symptom of liquid damage. In this case, you will need to take your phone to a service center and have it assessed by an authorized technician.

Otherwise, contact your carrier for other options if you strongly believe that the hardware is okay and that the problem is associated with software issues including software bugs and/or erratic apps on the phone.

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