How to fix Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro screen flickering problem

Smartphones have increased our capabilities to do things once not ever imagined, however, the fact is these devices are delicate. After prolonged usage, these devices will eventually show issues and errors related to any software or hardware problem. One of the problems that can occur is flickering. Many users have reported Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro flickering problem which although not confined to this model but every other smartphone around us. First of all, screen flickering is also known as flashing which is a bright light which is displayed every 5 to 10 seconds and can damage the inner components if its major. It can cause due to corrupted video content, apps, files, or even bad updates installed and these are just software problems. Flickering may also cause due to damage to the display component which signifies hardware problem and needs a fix beforehand.

screen flickering

Before jumping on the road and rushing to the nearest service center, there are certain methods that you can do to fix this issue in case if it is due to software issue. Troubleshooting enables the phone to reset or restore proper working conditions. You don’t even need to go anywhere as we have mentioned all the available fixes to the screen flickering problem you can follow.

How To Fx Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Screen Flickering Problem?

These are the potential solutions to any and every issue related to screen flickering assuming that there is no physical damage to the display component.

Solution 01: Soft Reboot

This is the simplest solution that you can utilize to free the phone from lags, freezes, crashes, and sort of issues. If you are observing screen flickering issues on your phone, switch off the phone and keep it idle for few seconds before restarting it. Note that if the phone has already frozen and doesn’t allow to access the reboot option on the screen, you can use forced reboot instead. To do it, hit the Volume down key and Power button and hold it until the phone doesn’t reboot itself.

Solution 02: Toggle OFF Hardware Overlays

Hardware Overlays


This can be little tricky since the Developer Options which has the feature of Hardware Overlays isn’t visible freely. You will have to enable it on your Galaxy J7 Pro to solve screen flickering issues. For that, go to “Settings > About Device > Build Number” and press it repeatedly for 7 to 10 times until the message “You are now a developer!”. Now follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Go to Settings app on your device and then proceed towards the Developer Options that you recently enabled.
  • Now, scroll down the menu and toggle OFF the feature “Disable HW Overlays” by tapping it once.

This is a potential solution on how you can get rid of the screen flickering problem on your Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro.

Solution 03: Perform Diagnosis in the Safe Mode

Safe Mode is basically a sector where developers and users can boot to diagnose the system and gauge the errors and issues if any. There are chances that the flickering is being caused by a bad update or a recent third-party app that you downloaded. The safe mode works by disabling these apps and allow the users to evaluate the apps and check if they are the culprit or not. If yes, the user can uninstall the culprit app and reboot the device thereby fixing the issue. The method is quite simple to follow.

  • Firstly, boot your phone and switch it off.
  • Now, press the Power button until the Samsung logo is shown on the screen and then, press the Volume Down button to enter the Safe Mode.
  • Once in the safe mode, the users can check the apps and services causing issues. You can spot if you are in safe mode or not by looking at the bottom of the screen where ‘Safe Mode’ is embossed.

Solution 04: Perform a Master Reset or Hard Reset

If you think that other solutions mentioned here didn’t work for you, you can opt for a hard reset. It is one of the major fixes to the majority of issues on the modern smartphone and thus, recommended in most of the cases. Moreover, the master reset gives plenty of options to clear memory, cache, and reset the phone that makes it fully optimized for a new device.

  • Before commencing the master reset, switch off the device.
  • Now, hit the combination of Power Key and Volume Up and Home button simultaneously and hold it.
  • Wait for the Samsung logo to appear and when it does, keep pressing other buttons and release the Power button.
  • This will instruct the phone to enable Recovery mode where an Android logo will appear. Release the buttons to enter this partition.
  • Note that here, Volume Down key will help scroll amidst the options while the Power button is used to select and confirm the chosen option.
  • Scroll to “wipe data/factory reset” and confirm deleting all the data using the Power button.
  • You can also perform a function to wipe cache partition from amidst the option (Solution 05).
  • Once down, instruct the phone to reboot for which, the option is available on the screen.
  • The phone will automatically reboot with factory settings.

Solution 05: Clear System Cache From Recovery Mode


This is partly similar to the previous tip. For that, you can go to the recovery mode similar to how you would perform to do FDR. Take the Solution 05 as a reference and perform until the Step 05. Now follow the steps given below.

  • Once you are in the recovery mode, use Volume Down button to scroll. Search for the feature ‘wipe cache partition’ and tap on it.
  • Press the Power button to confirm if prompted further.
  • Finally, reboot the device into normal mode.
  • You have successful factory reset and cleared the system cache used.

Method 06 – Go To The Service Center

In case if nothing prescribed in the methods helped even a bit in sorting issue, hardware issue is a probability. You will have to visit a hardware repair store or a service center. I recommend you to visit authorized service center if the phone is well under warranty as it has dual benefits. If under warranty, the charges of damage repair will be lower as well as the warranty will be intact. Getting the phone fixed by any other service center or store can save bucks but will compromise the warranty of the phone as well.


These were some of the solutions that can fix the screen flickering issue on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro as well as many other models. These solutions are confined to the software part and for any hardware issue, you will have to visit the service center to get it resolved.

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