How to fix a Samsung Galaxy A60 with screen flickering issue

A screen flickering issue can be a sign of a hardware problem but most of the time, that’s not really the case. We have encountered a problem like this in the past and now we want to address it again since some owners of the Samsung Galaxy A60 have been complaining about this problem. Aside from the possibility that it’s a hardware-related issue, it’s also possible that an app is causing the screen to flicker every now and then. 

So, in this post, I will be guiding you on how to troubleshoot your phone with a screen flickering issue. We will try to consider all possibilities and rule them out one by one until we can determine the reason why such issue occurs. If you’re an owner of this device and are currently being bugged down by a similar problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 

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What to do if your Galaxy A60 has a screen flickering issue

If you’re an owner of this device, you should be able to tell if this problem is due to a physical or liquid damage because if it occurred after the phone was dropped or got wet, then the best thing you can do about it is to bring it to a tech. But assuming that this occurred without apparent reason or cause, then this is what you have to do about it…

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart on your phone

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 S10+ 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 screen flickering issue continues. If it still does, then move on to the next procedure. 

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Second solution: Run your Galaxy A60 in Safe mode

It is possible that the problem is caused by one of the apps you installed on your device. The best way to confirm if that’s really the case is to restart your device in safe mode to temporarily disable all third party applications. Here’s how you do that: 

  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.

If the screen flickering does not occur while your device  is in this mode, then this is what you have to do next…

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the screen flickering started.
  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. 

However, if the screen still flickers even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Reset settings to fix screen flickering issue

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 screen flickering issue continues because if it still does, then it’s time to troubleshoot the firmware itself.

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Fourth solution: Master reset your Galaxy A60

If the screen flickering is just due to a firmware issue, then a master reset should be able to fix it. This would also be your last resort, which means that if the screen still flickers after the reset, then you have no other choice but to bring the phone to a tech. 

Before you reset your device, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data because they will be deleted, especially the ones that are stored in your phone’s internal storage. After the backup, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out. When you’re ready, follow these steps master reset your Galaxy A60: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A60 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A60 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.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide has been able to help you fix your Galaxy A60 with screen flickering issue, or at least helped you determine if it’s a hardware problem. 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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