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  1. gomaze's Avatar
    After finishing using the phone, you press the power button to quickly turn the screen off. After that time, about every minute the screen turns on for about 5 seconds and then turns off again. This keeps repeating until you use the phone once more.

    Is anyone else seeing this issue? Any ideas on how to get it to stop?

    When the screen does blink back on for the 5 second window, there are no new status messages or announcements that would be causing it.

    Thanks!!
    08-17-2012 03:20 PM
  2. Murphy5111's Avatar
    After finishing using the phone, you press the power button to quickly turn the screen off. After that time, about every minute the screen turns on for about 5 seconds and then turns off again. This keeps repeating until you use the phone once more.

    Is anyone else seeing this issue? Any ideas on how to get it to stop?

    When the screen does blink back on for the 5 second window, there are no new status messages or announcements that would be causing it.

    Thanks!!
    Forgive me for being basic but have you tried pulling out the battery for a couple minutes and seeing if that helps after a reboot.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    08-17-2012 03:21 PM
  3. soccerdude2014's Avatar
    I have a similar issue... like I lock the screen... and a few minutes later the screen comes back on for like 5 seconds then turns off again...
    08-17-2012 04:01 PM
  4. Airlid's Avatar
    Under developer options there is a option to make the screen flash with heavy app usage?
    08-18-2012 12:31 PM
  5. gomaze's Avatar
    No dice ... battery pull does not solve it and no such option is marked under developer options. Anyone else have any other ideas?

    Thanks,
    08-20-2012 09:50 PM
  6. Zhara's Avatar
    Maybe a long shot, but I had this exact problem a while back on my old phone and it turned out that a couple of Go themes I had installed had the ability to wake my phone up for some stupid reason and were being shady. Needless to say, they got uninstalled immediately and the problem went away. Might look into the permissions on some apps if all else fails.

    Sent from my SPH-D710
    08-20-2012 10:04 PM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    I think he was referring to 'Strict mode' in Developer Options - I don't think that's supposed to flash the screen once you've turned the screen off, but there could be something broken with that feature.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    08-21-2012 12:48 AM
  8. gomaze's Avatar
    I will try out both of these options when I get home tonight. Not sure about an app causing the issue because this is my wife's phone and other then a few items it is 100%stock.

    I will update post once I know more.
    08-22-2012 07:32 AM
  9. StrayEddy's Avatar
    I reported this issue to google.
    I m collecting votes where people have same issue.
    Please, oh please, vote here for a fix:
    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=36533
    08-24-2012 08:31 AM
  10. dj hidroid's Avatar
    I reported this issue to google.
    I m collecting votes where people have same issue.
    Please, oh please, vote here for a fix:
    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=36533
    I'd report it to Verizon and Samsung as well as this isn't a widespread issue, at least not that I've seen.
    08-24-2012 04:37 PM
  11. Bob Nottger's Avatar
    thanks for info it worked
    11-19-2012 06:23 AM
  12. Bob Nottger's Avatar
    thanks airlid this worked for me
    11-19-2012 06:25 AM
  13. pedro989898's Avatar
    After finishing using the phone, you press the power button to quickly turn the screen off. After that time, about every minute the screen turns on for about 5 seconds and then turns off again. This keeps repeating until you use the phone once more.

    Is anyone else seeing this issue? Any ideas on how to get it to stop?

    When the screen does blink back on for the 5 second window, there are no new status messages or announcements that would be causing it.

    Thanks!!

    my phone screen flashes green and purple every time i touch it
    03-04-2013 11:40 PM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    Pedro,
    Did you look at the other User interface settings in the Developer options screen (in the screenshot above) to see if any of them are enabled?
    Have you dropped your device recently, or did it get wet?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    03-05-2013 10:44 AM
  15. Michael Mensky's Avatar
    This really helped. Thanks for sticking to basics
    04-01-2013 04:05 AM
  16. erison valdez's Avatar
    Ok. I had this issue with my android. the screen used to flash for the entire day and nothing that I tried work. the following list were the procedure that i tried but all of them fail.
    [[LIST=1][*]reset[*]restart[*]full battery[*]replace battery
    ..
    NONE OF THIS PROCEDURE WORKED. ONLY THE FOLLOWING. use the phone until the phone die completely. then, connect the charger and let it charge until it back to full. turn it on and this should work. if not, then take it to the closest repair services and have them fix it for you. hopefully, this will solve your issue. thanks
    04-30-2013 07:22 PM
  17. Coderx123's Avatar
    I also have the same problem with my Samsung galaxy S3 , it started few days back the screen keep turning on about 2 second or so again and again, I have try to restart the phone as well as take the battery off and back on but it doesn't stop . Please help its frustrated.
    09-10-2013 05:20 AM
  18. dalbbit's Avatar
    Check for the recently downloaded apps. I had to remove so many random apps to figure out which had caused the problem.
    In my case, it was NOOM WALK. I had it turn off or not showing the number on my status bar, yet my screen still keeps flashing every single minute.
    Once I had it removed completely, the problem is gone.
    01-12-2014 11:50 PM
  19. rusty502's Avatar
    Air sync feature in double twist music player was causing problems similar to this on my Note 3
    01-13-2014 12:45 AM
  20. AishlingT's Avatar
    This was happening to my galaxy note 2 and I sent it away for repair with no fix. As soon as I deleted NOOM walk the problem went away, clearly there is an in app issue.
    01-20-2014 08:06 PM
  21. Mihir Patel4's Avatar
    yes i totally agreed dalbbit i tried i had same issue in my note 2, i read your comment and did the same, and it worked. thanks for sharing.
    01-23-2014 05:44 AM
  22. Rosetta Jenkins's Avatar
    I in installed Noon Walk and am back to normal. I have a note 2 and that screen flickering was driving me crazy. Thanks for the tip!
    01-31-2014 12:08 PM
  23. jenkfarrell's Avatar
    It looks like the developer option is correct, however I did not have that so I had to do some research. Apparently the last update made this option disappear. Select settings, scroll to "about phone" and click. "Build number" appears to be greyed out. Tap this 5 times and it will turn on debugging on your phone. This has repaired my flashing issue. I've been working on this for over a week, it's been a PITA! Hopefully this helps some other frustrated folks.
    02-04-2014 02:06 PM
  24. Cyrille Langevin Homier's Avatar
    I know this post is quite old, but for those of you who haven't figured it out yet, go to settings, then below where "device" is written, press on "active display" its fairly straight forward from there, i hope this helped, and btw i'm using a moto x first gen, but i belive this should work on most android phones ; )


    -Cy
    08-26-2015 01:32 PM
  25. Abdul Maleeq's Avatar
    i dropped my device last week but since then the screen keeps flickering. what should i do?
    03-17-2016 02:13 AM
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