How to Fix screen flickering issue on OnePlus 6

Most of us have the habit to keep their phones on auto brightness mode. Very common reason being- to save the battery of your device. However, this can cause other troubles. When you keep your OnePlus 6 phone on auto brightness, the screen changes its brightness levels as per the light in the surrounding.

Consequently, When you cover the photometric sensors of your device, the screen brightness goes dull and when the sensors remain uncovered, the screen brightens. To not go through this every now and then and induce screen flickering by yourselves, it is suggested to disable the auto brightness mode.

For the same purpose, you will have to go the Settings of your OnePlus 6 > Display> Brightness. Look for Automatic Brightness Option and Disable it.

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4. Modify the Developer Options

Before getting into this part of Developer options, let me acquaint you with the fact that this method should be carried out only and only if you are a techie. As the name suggests, the option is for developed android users who have a lot more knowledge of it than mere users.

From the developer options, if you toggle the HW Overlays option, you will be able to eliminate the Android Screen Flickering issue by putting the display operation under the GPU. This happens because the Android Screen flickering issue arises when the system hardware switches between the CPU and GPU for displaying content on the screen.

Developer options allow you to disable option like Show Surface Updates and Disable HW Overlays which are generally associated with android screen flickering issues. If you want to enable developer options, here is what you got to do-

Step 1. To enable the developer options, you will have to head to the Settings> About Phone> Build Number. Tap on the last option for about 7-8 times.

Step 2. A developer options menu will be shown at the bottom of the settings app. Click on it and then scroll down to the Drawing.

Step 3. You will see a Show Surface Updates in the Drawing Section. If you see the option is already enabled, just toggle on it.

Step 4. To find the Hardware Accelerated Rendering section on the screen, use the developer options menu.

Step 5. You will here find the Disable HW Overlays option. Press the toggle switch next to it so as to enable the option and set the screen composting only to GPU.

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5. Seek a Professional

If none of the above methods work in your favor it is recommended that you see the service center nearby. This would help you with saving additional time as well as efforts. Maybe there is more than just a physical issue. There can be a hardware issue for which you will have to replace or repair the entire screen or at least the front glass panel.

If you have a device that is older than the current versions of the market, it might be quite difficult for you to repair the device since the hardware replacement is an issue for older versions.

If the issue is regarding the screen proximity or brightness sensors which will require you to at least bring your phone into the service center but cost much less than hardware setup.

Rounding Up:

Hope you guys found the article useful in fixing the screen flickering issue on OnePlus 6 phone. Restarting your device can help you deal if the issue is not as big as you think. Enabling the developer options will help you out as well. But if still, the problem persists, it is time you have a walk to the nearby service center.

If you come across any difficulties throughout the various methods or have any queries to ask about, feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We will be glad to help you. Keep visiting our Page Android Jungles for more such articles or you can also subscribe to our newsletter for receiving timely notifications of our posts.

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