How To Fix Screen Flickering In Windows 10


Facing screen flickering issue on Windows 10? No need to go to a repair shop. Follow this guide and fix the laptop screen flickering on Windows pc.

Everyone likes to live a problem-free life; but when it comes to technical problems we are ok compromising why? They can be easily resolved by implementing the best and workable fixes.

Flickering displays whether on desktop or laptop screens is irritating. It not only decreases productivity but also spoils the viewing experience. The constant flickering of the display distracts us, and this is when we start looking for a solution. If this is happening with you too, and you are looking for a way to stop monitor flickering on windows 10, you are at the right place.

In this post, we will discuss how to fix windows 10 flickering issue.

Before getting into details, let us know what causes display flickering issues.

Reasons for laptop or desktop screen flickering

1. Incompatible or corrupt display drivers
2. Defective hardware
3. App incompatibility
4. Loose monitor cable
5. Monitor refresh rate

Now that we know what can cause issues with display let’s learn how to fix flickering lines on laptop screens.

Best Ways to Fix Screen flickering in Windows 10

1. Check monitor cable
2. Uninstall incompatible app
3. Update outdated display driver
4. Reset Monitor Refresh Rate

1. Check Monitor cable

If not connected properly, the monitor cable causes flickering on the monitor. To ensure that is not the case, unplug the monitor cable and reconnect ensuring it isn’t loosened this time. Now check the display and see if the problem is fixed or not.

In addition to this, we suggest checking for the quality of the monitor cable. A low-quality display cable is also responsible for the screen to flicker. To get an idea about the monitor cables supported, check out the user manual. Furthermore, you can check sites like Amazon and others to get great-quality monitor cables.

2. Uninstall Incompatible App

Incompatible apps can also cause display flickering issues. To check if that is the case, open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc. If the Task Manager doesn’t flicker, then the problem is caused by an incompatible app running in the system. However, if Task Manager flickers then the problem is related to a corrupt, outdated, or problematic driver. To fix both situations, follow the steps below.

3. Update Outdated Display Driver

Generally, when the display driver is outdated, and corrupt you face flickering issues. Therefore, to fix this problem updating the driver is recommended. This can be done both manually and automatically.

Note : Manual method is time-consuming and it requires you to collect information about the operating system, version, and model number of the device. While the automatic method is simple, easy, and does not require gathering any such information. If you want to update drivers, automatically try using Advanced Driver Updater. To learn how to do that, click here.

Ways to Update driver manually

To update the driver manually, follow the steps below:

1. In the Windows search bar, type Device Manager, select the best result.
2. Look got Display adapters > double click to expand it.
3. Right-click > Update driver

device manager
4. Select, Search automatically for drivers.

update driver
5. Wait for the process to finish.

searching for drivers
6. If an update will be available, it will be installed automatically. However, if the driver you are using is up-to-date you will get the message for the same.

best driver for device

Note : Sometimes, updating Windows installs updated drivers. To check if that is the case, click Search for an updated driver on Windows Update. However, if your Windows is up-to-date and you are still facing flickering issues with the display, we suggest visiting the manufacturer's website. Here, you can check if an update for the display driver is available or not.

Here’s a list of the most popular support sites to download the latest video drivers:

  • GeForce
  • Intel
  • AMD

If this sounds too much work, no worry here’s an easy way out. Use Advanced Driver Updater to scan for outdated drivers automatically and update them without collecting any information. This easy-to-use tool in just a few clicks scans the system for corrupt drivers and helps update them. Here’s how to use it.

Automatically Updating Display Driver – Advanced Driver Updater (Recommended)

1. Download and install Advanced Driver Updater

2. Run the driver updating utility and click Start Scan Now

3. Wait for the scan to finish.

ADU scanning
4. Once done, you will get a list of outdated and updated drivers. Click Update driver next to display driver and update the driver.

ADU driver find

Note : If you are using the trial version of the product to update each outdated driver, you will have to click the Update driver option next to every driver. However, if you upgrade to the Pro version, you can update them all in one click using the Update All button. Moreover, the registered version is backed by a money-back guarantee and provides technical support.

5. After updating the display driver to apply changes and fix screen flickering issues, restart the system.

Now check your PC you should not face any problems.

4. Reset Monitor Refresh Rate

Monitor’s refresh rate defines when the content should be refreshed. When set to a higher refresh rate you can face display flickering issues. To alter the refresh rate, follow the steps below:

1. Press Windows + I to open Windows settings
2. Click System

system admin
3. Thereafter, select Display from the left pane and click it.

4. Next, scroll down and look for Advanced display settings in the right pane.

advance display setting
5. This will open a new window > click Display adapter properties for Display 1.

6. Click the Monitor tab and click the down arrow under Screen refresh rate.

driver properties
7. Pick a new refresh rate lower than the one already in use.
8. Now check the display, the screen flickering issue should now be resolved.

Note : If none of the steps have helped so far, there’s a possibility that the problem you are facing is caused due to a hardware issue with your monitor. We suggest seeking help from a professional.

How to Uninstall the Incompatible App – Windows 10

The three common programs that can cause monitor flickering issues and computer screen blinking on and off, are – iCloud, Norton Antivirus, and IDT Audio. Alongside them, there are other programs too.  Therefore, if you do not find these programs installed on your system or before uninstalling these programs, think if you have installed any other software after which the issue started occurring.

To uninstall an app head to Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I > Apps > Apps & features > find the application to uninstall > select it > uninstall.

In addition to this, you can also try using the Uninstall Apps module added to Advanced PC Cleanup. This amazing tool removes all traces of the program during uninstallation.

After this, restart the system and check the laptop display flickering problem should now be fixed.

Fix Screen Flickering – Windows 10

We hope using the steps described above the display flickering issues are resolved and you have got the answer for how to fix screen flickering issue. In case you have any questions regarding the product or face any problems contact the technical team at

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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