How to fix Samsung Galaxy A50 with screen flickering issue

The screen flickering issue that seems to be bugging some owners of Samsung Galaxy A50 could be just a pretty minor problem that concerns the firmware or it could also be a sign of a serious hardware problem. What you can do about this issue is troubleshoot your phone so that you would know what the real deal is and why this problem occurs. 

So, in this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy A50 that has a screen flickering problem. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them out one by one until we can figure out what the issue is and hopefully fix it. So, if you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another. 

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Troubleshooting Galaxy A50 with screen flickering issue

I will give you some procedures you can try. What we have to do here is to rule out the possibility that it’s just an issue with the firmware. If, after this troubleshooting, your Galaxy A50 still has the screen flickering issue, then we could say that it’s a hardware problem and for that, you need to go to the shop to get the device fixed. With that being said, here are the things you need to do…

First solution: Force restart your Galaxy A50

The first thing you have to do is rule out the possibility that the screen flickering is just due to a minor firmware issue or glitch. There are times when issues occur in the system and may result to this kind of problem. So, to rule this out, follow these steps: 

  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 successfully booted up, try to see if the screen flickering still occurs. If it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Find out if it’s due to third-party apps

Third-party apps may cause the phone to have screen flickering problem especially if there are apps that don’t work the way they should. Running the phone in safe mode alone won’t fix the problem but it will tell you right off the bat if it’s a third-party app that’s causing it or not because when in this mode, all downloaded applications are temporarily disabled. Here’s how it’s done: 

  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 screen flickering doesn’t occur in this mode, then it means that there’s a third-party application that’s causing it. Follow these steps to determine the culprit and fix the problem: 

  1. Restart your phone normal to boot into standard mode. 
  2. Remember the apps you installed about the time when the screen started to flicker.
  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 your Galaxy A50 still has the screen flickering issue even in safe mode, then it’s time to move on to other solutions. 

Third solution: Reset all settings

If the problem started after you changed some settings and you can no longer remember which setting to be rectified, then this procedure will help you make your phone work the way it was. All you have to do is reset all settings so that your device will be brought back to factory default settings without deleting your files and data. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset settings. 
  6. Tap the Reset settings button. 
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

After this and the screen flickering issue continues, then it’s time to troubleshoot the firmware itself. 

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Fourth solution: Wipe the cache partition to fix screen flickering

Performance issues may occur if your Galaxy A50 has some corrupt system caches. The system cache as a whole is prone to corruption and such issue happens more often than we think it does. That’s the reason why you should try deleting the system cache so that it will be replaced with a new one and you can do so by wiping the cache partition. 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 phone has successfully rebooted, observe closely to know if the screen flickering is fixed. If it still occurs, then you have to reset your phone. 

Fifth solution: Backup your files and reset your phone

At this point, a master reset will be necessary. If it’s just a firmware issue, then a reset will fix it but if it’s a hardware problem, then this is the last thing you need to do before bringing the phone back to the store or shop.

Before the reset, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted. After the backup, remove your Google account so that you won’t be locked out and here’s how you do that: 

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Accounts and backup.
  4. Tap Accounts.
  5. Select the appropriate Gmail address. If there are multiple accounts, make sure to pick the one you want to remove from the device.
  6. Tap Remove account.
  7. To confirm, review the notification then tap Remove account.
  8. Restart your phone to refresh the memory.

After the reset, set up your phone as a new device and don’t install any app yet. Instead, observe the phone to know if the screen flickering got fixed by the reset. If it’s still there, then bring your phone back to the shop. 

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