You should be able to see what’s happening when you have a VR headset, but if you have display problems, you may experience headaches or damage your eyes. Some users have reported an issue where the display on the Galaxy S8 flashes brightly and repeatedly.
This is a disorienting problem that absolutely no one wants to face, but if you do, we have a solution for you!
When we talk about display flickering, we are referring to a display that quickly becomes very bright and then dims before repeating. Sometimes it only happens in one eye, and sometimes it can blink in both of them. In any case, it is very annoying, not to mention the possibility of danger to your eyes. While we’re not entirely sure why this issue occurs, the theory is that your controller is trying to fix itself and is causing your display to refresh.
How to fix it
Fortunately, there is a very simple solution to this problem. All you have to do is reorient your controller. It only takes a minute as all you have to do is hold down the home button for three seconds with the Daydream controller pointed directly in front of you.
Step by step instructions
- Look straight ahead by pointing the VR headset forward.
- Raise your Daydream controller pointing directly in front of you.
- Hold down the Home button for three seconds.
What if the problem comes back?
While reorienting your controller can fix this issue, there is of course the issue of what to do if your display starts flickering again. If reorienting your controller doesn’t help, the next thing you should try is turning your phone off and on again. Sometimes your phone just needs a hard reset to work properly.
If none of these solutions worked and you’re still having this problem, it might be time to contact the manufacturer. To do this, you need to contact Samsung support and open a ticket to sort things out.
Have you experienced this issue?
Have you experienced display flickering issues while playing Daydream with your Galaxy S8? Is there another solution to this problem that we haven’t mentioned here? Be sure to write us in the comments and let us know about it!