How To Fix Google Pixel 7 Screen Flickering Issue 

In most cases, screen flickering issues are caused by app or system-related problems, although there are also times when it’s due to a hardware issue. But as long as your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical or liquid damage, this problem can be fixed. 

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Time Needed : 10 minutes

You might not need the help of a technician to get rid of the screen flickering issue with your phone. What you need is to do some troubleshooting procedures to make the device work perfectly again. 

Here’s what you should do: 

  1. First solution: Close all apps running in the background. 

    You need to rule out the possibility that the flickering problem you’re experiencing isn’t caused by one of the apps you’re using. Thus the first thing you need to do is to close them all, especially the games that are left running in the background. 

    Step 1: To do that, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle. 
    Step 2: Swipe all the way to the left and tap Clear all. This will close all background apps.
    Once you’ve that, try observing your phone closely to know if the flickering still occurs. 

  2. Second solution: Reboot your Pixel 7.

    Another thing you have to do is to refresh the memory of your device. Doing so will rule out the possibility that it’s just due to a minor system glitch. You can do that by simply doing the simple reboot. 

    Step 1: So swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification panel. 
    Step 2: Swipe down again from the notification panel to pull down the quick settings panel. 
    Step 3: Tap the Power icon and select Restart. Now wait until your device finishes the reboot. 

    If the screen flickering continues, then move on to the next solution. 

  3. Third solution: Disable some Display features. 

    Another possibility is that the flickering might be due to some display features so it’s better to just disable them for now while you’re still troubleshooting your phone. 
    Here’s how you do that: 

    Step 1: Pull up the app drawer and tap settings. 
    Step 2: Scroll down a little bit and tap Display. 
    Step 3: Now disable Adaptive brightness, Dark theme, Night Light and Increase touch sensitivity.
    While those features are disable, try to see if your Pixel 7 still has the screen flickering issue, because if it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

  4. Fourth solution: Check for firmware updates. 

    It is also possible that it’s a widespread issue and if that’s the case, somebody might have reported it. Google will then roll out an update to fix the issue. Thus the next thing you have to do is to download the latest update or at least, make sure that your Google Pixel 7 is running the latest version. 

    Step 1: To check for an update, pull up the app drawer and tap Settings. 
    Step 2: Scroll all the way down and tap System. 
    Step 3: Find and tap System update. 
    Step 4: Tap Check for update at the bottom of the screen. 

    If there’s an update available, then download and install it. Otherwise, move on to the next solution. 

  5. Fifth solution: Factory reset your Pixel 7. 

    If all troubleshooting procedures fail, then the next thing you need to do is to factory reset your phone. A reset will often fix firmware related issues including this one if it’s indeed a problem with the firmware. 

    However, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted during the process. 

    Once ready, follow these steps to reset your Pixel 7: 

    Step 1: To check for an update, pull up the app drawer and tap Settings. 
    Step 2: Scroll all the way down and tap System. 
    Step 3: Scroll down and tap Reset options. 
    Step 4: Select Erase all data (factory reset). 
    Step 5: Tap Erase all data at the bottom of the screen. 
    Step 6: Tap Erase all data once again to confirm. 

    Now follow on-screen instructions to proceed. 

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After the reset, observe your phone without even setting up your account yet. If the flickering is gone, then continue with the set up. 

However, if the problem is still there, then it’s time to have the device checked by a technician. At this point, it is possible that the problem is with the hardware already. 

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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