It can be an annoying problem when your iPhone screen is flickering. It is not just a problem for an older iPhone with some users reporting it in new models as well. If it is happening consistently, then you will need to take action and there could be a few different causes. Below we list some methods to try to fix this issue.
Force restart your iPhone to stop the screen glitch
The first step is to try to hard reset iPhone. There are different methods depending on the model of iPhone you are using.
Hard reset an iPhone 8 or newer
- Press and quickly release the volume up button
- Press and quickly release the volume down button
- Press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.
Hard reset iPhone 7 or 7Plus
- Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
- When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
Hard Reset iPhone 6S and earlier
- Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time
- When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons
iPhone Screen is Flickering due to an App
If your iPhone screen is flickering when you open a particular app, it may be the cause of the issue. This may be a minor software problem that can be fixed by closing the app.
Close iPhone App using App Switcher
For iPhone 8 or earlier, double press the home button. For iPhone X or later, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Once you see the app on the screen in the app switcher you can close it by swiping up and off the top of your screen.
Delete and Reinstall App to stop iPhone screen glitching
If closing the app hasn’t fixed the issue, the next step is to delete (and reinstall) it. To do this, on the home screen, hold down on the app until you see it start shaking. Now click the X. Then select to delete the app.
To reinstall it, you will need to go to the App Store and find the app and click to install it. If you had purchased it, you won’t need to pay again. If you find this doesn’t fix the screen glitching issue, another option is to find an app that has a similar function and download it instead.
Update Apps to stop iPhone screen flickering
If the above doesn’t fix the issue, you may need to update the apps on your iPhone. To do this, go to the App Store and tap on Updates. Here it will tell you if any apps on your iPhone need updating. It’s best to keep all apps up to date to prevent issues. If you would like to do this, go to the updates page and select to update all apps.
Turn off iPhone Auto Brightness
The auto-brightness feature means your iPhone will adjust the screen brightness according to changing light conditions.
To turn it off:
- Open Settings
- Select Accessibility
- Select Display & Text Size. Toggle auto-brightness off.
iPhone screen is flickering due to hardware problems
If none of these methods has fixed the issue with your iPhone, the next option is to check for hardware issues that could physically be causing the glitch. There could be an issue with the screen itself. At fix my mobile, we have fixed 1000’s of iPhone screens including if they are glitching. If you would like us to take a look at your iPhone you can book online or contact us today.