My Samsung S10e's Status bar ( the bar at the top of the display that contains information such as battery, notifications, cell signal etc.) has started flickering today from what I suspect is the most recent update. This is especially annoying when trying to text as it also responds to screen refreshing caused by "key" presses or by refreshing app/browser pages.
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Yes, I have been having this issue. I cannot find any other solutions as well. For the time being I guess its just deal with the annoying camera cutout, beats watching my status bar have seizures.
My flashing started IMMEDIATELY after the update. I have been searching high and low trying to find someone with the same problem. It's absolutely annoying and frustrating. My first thought was, I was hacked and someone was messing with my phone. Now I know that not to be true, maybe. How do we fix it ???
I would try wiping the system cache partition on the device to see if that helps any.
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
- When the Android logo displays, release all three keys.
- An 'Installing system update' message will show for 30 - 60 seconds before the Android system recovery menu options appear.
- Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
- Press the Power key to select.
- Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
- When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
- Press the Power key to restart the device.
Also, I recommend you test your device in safe mode to see if the same symptoms occur.
Let's try putting the device in Safe mode to determine if there are external factors that cause this symptom. This step will temporarily disable all your third-party apps, but none of your personal data will be deleted. Your customization settings (Wallpaper, Themes, et cetera) will be reset to default once you exit this mode.
Please follow the steps below:
1. Turn the device off.
2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
3. When "SAMSUNG" appears on the screen, release the Power key.
4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
7. Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.
8. To exit Safe Mode, restart your device.
Let us know how your device responds after performing this step!