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Why is my screen flickering on my iPhone?

Have you noticed that one too? Is your iPhone flicker like a dying candle? Here’s some real solutions so read on.

Why, oh, why? It’s annoying to have a flickering screen on any iPhone or on any smartphone at that. Before fixing the problem, we should know two different issues that can cause the dreaded flicker.

  • It may be from software issues. Apps, updates and iOS versions or settings that causes the flickering iPhone LCD. This is easier to fix though since a simple reset, update, or uninstallation can bring back the iPhone to normal working order.

  • Faulty hardware, on the other hand, is much more difficult and expensive to fix. It could be damaged board, capacitors and connections within the iPhone which would need professional attention. Worst case scenario is the entire iPhone screen is will be replaced to regain normal working conditions.

How do you stop your iPhone screen from flickering?

This are some remedies for software-related display flickering problems.

Step 1: Restart your iPhone. Most of the time, small bugs can easily be fixed by a simple reboot on your phone. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.

Also ensure your phone has sufficient battery power and that the battery is not damaged as these too could trigger your screen to act weird.

Step 2: Configure Display settings. Some iPhone users who have experienced similar screen problems on their device fixed them by reducing the screen brightness. You can also try to disable auto-brightness and see what happens.

To make your iPhone 6 Plus screen brighter or darker, slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen (from any screen). This will open the Control Center. From there you can touch and drag the slider to manually adjust screen brightness.

Alternatively, you can go to the Home screen, select Settings-> Display & Brightness-> Turn off Auto-Brightness. And finally, set the brightness by dragging the slider under Brightness.

Step 3: Enable Reduce Transparency feature. For iPhone’s running iOS 9 this option can be accessed through Settings-> General-> Increase Contrast-> and then tap the switch next to Reduce Transparency to turn it on.

Note: Menu options may vary depending on the iOS version your device is running on and also by carriers.

Enabling this feature would make the text on your device a little more legible. It’s a temporary workaround utilized by some users who have problems on unresponsive touchscreen and random flickering on their iPhone display.

Step 4: Check memory (RAM) status. Frozen and unresponsive displays are common indicators of a memory issue, particularly insufficient memory on your device. To make sure this is not causing the problem, check your iPhone and make sure its internal memory storage is good enough to carry out more processes.

Step 5: Factory reset your iPhone. This should be your last resort. Performing this method will not only require more time but also wipes your iPhone data while restoring it to factory default settings. Therefore, it eliminates the likelihood about the screen problem being caused by corrupted software.

For hardware-related problems, visit Sydney CBD Repair Centre for a complete iPhone screen replacement.

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