Screen flickering issue on Galaxy s22

Though Samsung Galaxy S22 series has the best smartphones in the recent market, users are complaining about the screen flickering issue on Galaxy S22 series. Though the Samsung team has not stated anything about the issue, we can have an idea that the problem is occurring most probably because of a software bug, hardware issue, or a third-party application. If you too are facing the issue, here are some troubleshooting methods for you.

Ways to fix screen flickering issue on Galaxy S22 series

Method1: Disable Adaptive Refresh Rate

Refresh rate is an important component of having a good user experience, and in recent times, smartphones have a 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth user experience. As this feature is still in the experimental phase, smartphone manufacturers offer users an adaptive refresh rate feature to identify their activity and increase or decrease the refresh rate. Though this is an amazing feature, this also can cause screen flickering issues. To disable the adaptive refresh rate, follow the steps below:

Launch the Settings menu on your smartphone and go to the display section

Here you will find the motion smoothness option. Tap on that and choose the standard option

Save the settings and restart your smartphone so that it can be applied perfectly.

Method 2: Check For Firmware or System Update

Whenever users face any issue, the developers try to fix that in the upcoming update. So, you have to check if any update is available on your device.

Launch the settings menu of your device and from there, move to the system or about device section

Tap on check for updates option and wait until the system finds any update

If there is any update available, download and install that.

The device will restart and you have to check whether the issue is solved or not.

Method 3: Close Recent Applications and Force Restart

Try to close all the recent applications and force restart your phone as this method can eliminate temporary bugs from the system. Below are the steps that:

First, clear all the recent tabs and close all the recently opened applications. ( Note- it is always advised to save the progress to avoid losing anything)

Now, press the volume down button and the Power key simultaneously for a few seconds until the system turns off automatically.

The device will restart by itself, and once it is done, check whether the issue is solved or not.

Method 4: Clear Device’s Cache

When using a smartphone, that device will collect a cache that can affect the performance and speed and even cause many other issues such as corrupted data or files. So, ensure to clear the cache of the device off and on.

First, press the power button and turn off your device

Hold the power button and the volume key together and it will open the recovery screen on your device

Here, you will get an option to delete the cache.

Method 5: Disable Hardware Overlays

If you have accidentally turned on the hardware overlays option, this issue may occur. You can try to disable this feature to solve the issue.

First, open your settings app and go to the system

Move towards developer settings ( You’ll get this option only if you turn on the developer settings on your device).

Scroll down, and you will find the hardware overlays option

Toggle it off and check whether the issue is solved or not.

Method 6: Change Screen Mode

The Samsung team recommends this method as this issue is probably caused by a system bug and can be solved by changing the screen mode to vivid:

First, open the Settings app on your phone and go to the display section

Here you will find the option of screen mode. Select that option and select the Vivid option.

Method 7: Change Screen Resolution

Try to change the screen resolution to the FHD+ option to solve this issue:

Open the settings menu on your smartphone and go to the display section

Head to the screen resolution option and choose the FHD+ option

Check if the issue is resolved now.

Method 8: Open Samsung S22 and S22 Plus in Safe Mode

Safe mode allows users to find out if they have any issues because of any third party application.

First, press the power button and turn off your device. Once it is turned off, press and hold the power button again.

Select the safe mode from the options on your screen

Use your device in safe mode and see whether it is working properly or not. If it is, this issue is caused by any third-party application.

Uninstall the application and restart your device.

Method 9: Reset Device’s Settings

You can try to reset your device’s settings to solve this issue.

Go to the settings menu and select general management

Tap on the reset option to select reset settings. If it asks you to enter pin or password, input that.

To confirm again, tap on reset.

Method 10: Perform Factory Reset of Samsung S22 and S22 Plus

If nothing works for you, it is the last option you can go for. Ensure to create a backup of your files as this method will surely wipe out all your data.

Launch the settings menu of your device and open general management

Tap on reset and select reset settings

From here, select factory data reset and enter your device’s pin

Tap on reset for the last time and select delete all.


If you are still having the screen flickering issue on Galaxy S22 after applying all of the above-mentioned methods, it is advised to show your device to the nearest service center or wait for an official statement from the Samsung team.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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