How To Fix Huawei Y6 Screen Flickering Issue

Welcome to another installment of our troubleshooting series where we aim to help our readers who own the #Huawei #Y6 fix the issues that they are experiencing with their device. This is a mid range Android smartphone released last year which has several outstanding features. It uses a 5.7 inch S-IPS display at a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Huawei Y6 screen flickering issue.

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How To Fix Huawei Y6 Screen Flickering Issue

Before performing any troubleshooting steps on this phone it’s best to make sure that it is running on the latest software version. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first.

One of the main factors that can cause a screen to flicker is a software glitch which is why we will be concentrating our troubleshooting efforts on the software side of the device. Follow the steps listed below to fix this problem.

Perform a soft reset

The first thing you will want to do is to refresh the phone software which can be done easily by simply restarting the device. Refreshing the phone will usually eliminate any temporary corrupt data that could be causing the problem.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

There are cases when an app you downloaded will cause issues on the phone when they are installed. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Power off the device
  • Power it back on
  • When you see the Huawei animation on the screen press and hold volume down button
  • You can see safe mode at the bottom left corner once the device finishes booting

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

As for finding the specific app you will need to do a trial and error method. Start by uninstalling the last app you downloaded before the issue occured. If the problem still occurs then uninstall the next app on the list. Once the screen stops to flicker after uninstalling a specific app then that app is the most likely culprit.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Hold the Power key and tap the Power off once.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up + Power key.
  • Release all buttons as soon as the Huawei logo shows up.
  • The EMUI mode should launch now. Navigate using the Volume keys and confirm with the Power switch.
  • Choose Wipe Cache Partition.
  • When the EMUI mode appears again, go to Reboot System Now.

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then chances are this is caused by a software glitch. The best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Hold the Power key and tap the Power off once.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up + Power key.
  • Release all buttons as soon as the Huawei logo shows up.
  • Use the Volume buttons to choose “wipe data/factory reset” and press the Power key once.
  • Choose “wipe data/factory reset” and confirm with the Power button.
  • Select “reboot system now” by using the Power key.

Setup the phone, but do not install any apps yet,  then check if the issue still occurs. If it does then this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component. The best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.