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Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Glitching Issue & Other Related Problems

Welcome to another part of our troubleshooting series where we help our readers resolve the #Samsung Galaxy #S5 issues that they are experiencing. In this latest installment of the series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 screen glitching issue & other related problems. We will be analyzing problems mostly relating to the display of the phone flickering, displaying odd colors, and freezing among others. We have selected the issue of this nature that have been sent to us and have provided the best possible troubleshooting steps below.

Samsung Galaxy S5

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S5 Screen Glitching

Problem: I’m having a glitch thing occurring to my phone. I got it last year around October so it’s not that old. The problem is that when I press the power button on the side it doesn’t work sometimes. It just glitches and the screen turns green with lines and dims down. Then I press the home button and it sometimes doesn’t work to turn the phone on. Also let’s say I’m just using my phone and then I leave it there so it turns off by itself. The screen dims down and then again the green glitching starts. This occurs also when I connect the charger to my phone.

Solution: There’s a possibility that this issue could be a combination of a software and a hardware problem. What you need to do first is to backup your phone data since this will be deleted when we do the troubleshooting. You can use Kies or Smart Switch to do the backup.

Once your data is safe you need to start your phone in recovery mode then do a factory reset. Once the reset is done check if any of the issues still occur. It’s possible that the screen glitching issue will be resolved by the reset.

If the power button or home button still works intermittently or if the screen still glitches then I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked as this may already be a hardware related issue.

S5 Screen Goes Black

Problem: If had this phone for 5 months now and the screen is acting funny I have it in a case and I bought it brand new. The screen when I cut it on will sometimes flash on for a split second and go black but the buttons on the bottom will light up. when my is powered on it take  around 10 times of me pressing the power button to get the screen to come on and stay on and not go black I have tried to master reset and all that but it didn’t work it does go into recovery mode so as you have said in many of your trouble shoots if it doesn’t it is most likely hardware this is a Samsung galaxy s5 it’s running android version 4.4.2 I’m not sure if that is the problem or not if I need find a way to update it or something to that extent I just need help as soon as you can thank y’all.

Solution: This display of this phone should easily be waken from sleep mode. If it is difficult to wake the screen even after performing a factory reset then this could already be a hardware related problem. You should however try to update your phone software first to the latest version since there is a possibility that the issue could be caused by conflicts between your phone apps and the system software.

S5 Screen Jitters

Problem: I bought the Wizgear universal visor phone mount which instructs you to stick a metal plate on the phone case so the magnet on the mount can hold your phone.  Shortly after attaching the metal plate to my phone and putting my phone on the magnetic holder, my screen began jumping around.  I took it off, removed the case and metal plate and restarted my phone, however it is still having the same issue.  I took the battery out and left the phone off, but it’s still having the same problem.  I even tried swapping out the battery with my husband’s (as he has the same phone), removing the SD card, and everything I can think of but the problem is still there.  The phone screen jumps around, jitters, and really is hard to use.  Also, there is a green ‘tinge’ around part of the background picture and when the phone is booting up or turning off, there is digital color ‘static’ across the whole screen.  I know it is the magnet that has damaged the phone and have contacted the maker, but in the meantime if you have any ideas on how to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated!!  Thank you!

Solution: You can try to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is done check if the issue still occurs. If it does then the problem could be caused by the magnet. Although magnets are generally safe, some are used in phone cases, a strong magnet may interfere with the phone display and in some cases can damage the phone circuit.

S5 Screen Does Not Recognize Fingers

Problem: My screen will not recognize my fingers, not even to swipe down to see the setting across the top, cannot unlock screen with a swipe.  Very frustrated. The phone as not gotten wet, the screen has been cleaned and it will not move.  I pulled the battery to power on and off, nothing changed.  Any help would be appreciated.

Solution: To fix this problem access the recovery mode of your phone. From here check if you can select the option available. If you can then I suggest you immediately do a factory reset. Take note that this will delete your phone data so proceed at your own risk.

If you are unable to access the recovery mode or unable to select its options then there is a possibility that the digitizer of your phone could be damaged. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked. You will probably need to have the digitizer replaced.

S5 Random Remote Icon Appears On Screen

Problem: A random icon popped up at the side of my screen (I think of a phone) and when I pressed it, my touch screen became unresponsive till it dies and I can’t turn it off without clicking on the screen otherwise I’d restart it when this happens

Solution: This icon belongs to the Peel Smart Remote app which has been introduced in your device through the latest software update. It appears that the widget has a bug causing your phone to freeze when you tap on it. The best way to deal with this issue right now is to disable the Peel Smart Remote app from the application manager. For a more permanent solution you should wait for another update for the app to arrive which could come with a fix to this bug.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Snowy Static Screen Issue & Other Related Problems

One of the factors that draws the attention of consumers to the #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is its 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display. This screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 432 ppi making images and videos appear lifelike. Browsing a website, playing games, or viewing photos on the device is such an awesome experience. There are however instances when issues concerning the phone display will occur which is what we will be discussing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S5 snowy static screen issue & other related problems.

Samsung Galaxy S5

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S5 Snowy Static Screen

Problem: Snowy/static screen when trying to boot into recovery or download mode.  Also got snowy/static screen when turn power on and I can hear the startup music after it finished the startup process, the screen went blank then when I push the power or home button, the screen displayed normally.  I also got the snowy screen when charging while the phone is off.

Solution: This appears to be a hardware issue already since the problem also occurs when trying to boot in recovery or download mode.

The possible causes to this snowy / static screen are as follows

  • Defective display
  • Loose cable connection between the display and the phone board
  • Defective display driver

For this issue I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center so the exact cause of the problem can be determined.

S5 Screen Flickers At Low Level Brightness

Problem: At a low level brightness the screen flickers, when i go to sleep and wake up, i check it, and usually the screen is either black and wont display, or its slightly green and flickering like mad. If i turn the brightness up a little it seems to stop. I have tried wiping the cache data, i did a factory reset, and it still does it. I asked the carrier I am with, and they have no idea. I was hoping you could tell me what is going on, and if that basically means I have to go to someone to get it fixed? It also just started out of the blue, and now I am unable to use text messages, too

Solution: Smartphone models that use a Super AMOLED display are known to flicker when it is set to low brightness. This is because of the type of technology it uses to light up the screen. In a Super AMOLED display each individual pixel emits its own light. To increase or decrease the brightness the amount of current must be adjusted for each pixel. It is when the current is reduced that the screen flickering occurs. This issue however does not occur on all phone models using Super AMOLED displays.

If you have already performed a factory reset which doesn’t seem to work then one option that you have is to just set the brightness to mid to high setting. If the issue still occurs then you should bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked. It’s possible that the display will need to be replaced.

S5 Screen Is Black

Problem: I recently dropped my phone and thinking nothing of it left it alone, after about an hour I looked at it and saw the screen went wonky. Half of it was black and it now had pink and green lines running from top to bottom, the rest of the screen that you could see, looked faded. I immediately turned it off and after about 10 minutes turned it back on hoping the issue would be resolved. It wasn’t I turned it off again and then removed the battery for 20 seconds and replaced it. up until i removed the battery the screen was still usable i could still access apps and lock and unlock it. after removing the battery the screen completely stopped working and went black. i again removed the battery, put it back in, connected it to the charger and attempted to turn it back on only to still see a black screen. the buttons all work the, the return button still lights up at the bottom, but nothing. any suggestions, or is my screen completely shot?

Solution: It looks like the display got damaged when you dropped the phone. Try to check if you are able to access the recovery mode. If you can see the various options under this mode then there’s a chance that you can fix this issue. Perform a factory reset in this mode. Take note that this will delete your phone data so make sure to have a backup copy before doing this.

If you are unable to access the recovery mode due to the black screen then you need to bring your phone to an authorized service center. It’s very likely that the whole display assembly will have to be replaced.

S5 Glitching Green Screen With Lines

Problem: I’ve had my Samsung S5 for about 5 months now, and it’s been working fine, until now. Last night when I was decreasing the brightness I found that the display was glitching and shaking. Then this morning when I turned on my phone right as I pressed the power button to turn it off a greenish screen with lines and then broken colors flashed across the screen. My phone is working normal besides this issue, I’ll really appreciate if I can get some information with regards to what is wrong and what I should do to fix it…Thank you for your time.

Solution: Have you tried turning the display brightness up then check if the issue still occurs? Because of the technology used by a Super AMOLED display it is prone to screen flickering at low brightness level. If the issue occurs even at a high brightness level then I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset. If after the reset the problem still persists then have your phone checked at an authorized service center.

S5 Difficult To Unlock

Problem: So… well I did you get my phone off Amazon in February, about a week ago it started acting up. I been having multi colored horizontal lines across screen and getting the screen to “wake” is like playing Russian roulette. I downloaded wave unlock the other day and it works a little better than the buttons do. But three of five times the screen will not “”wake”” but is fully responsive. I don’t know if it’s lcd problem, system problems, or even a bad wire. When it does come on and I get it unlocked it works perfectly, it’s just unlocking the phone that the screen acts up. Please help.

Solution: I’ve listed below the recommended troubleshooting steps that you need to do to resolve this problem. Move to the next step if the issue still remains.

  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode. This deletes the temporary data in your phone which can sometimes cause this kind of problem.
  • Start your phone in Safe Mode. Check if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then a third party app you installed in your phone could be causing the problem. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the above steps fail then I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Screen Flickers Black When On Charger

Problem: The screen flickers, turns green, flashes really bright, and sometimes goes black while maintaining seemingly full functionality (can still hear it and feel it doing what it’s supposed to without actually seeing it) but it only does all this when the phone is at 100% and on its charger. Just did a factory reset last night but when I woke up it was still doing it.

Solution: Try using a different charger when charging your phone. If you have another battery then try using it on your device. If the problem still occurs then this could already be a hardware related issue. I suggest you bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.

S5 Screen Glitching

Problem: it started happening a couple of days ago, my phone screen literally glitches. different parts of my screen will double and move to different spots or shake around. different spots of the screen will move up or down it was minor at first but now it shakes and freezes too much to use it. I’ve already factory reset it but it didn’t do anything.

Solution: It’s possible that this problem could be caused by a damaged display. Since you already performed a factory reset which doesn’t seem to fix the problem I suggest you have your phone checked at an authorized service center.

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