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I have a pixel 4a and while I'm using it, the screen flickers at a fairly high rate. It flickers between a few different levels of brightness, sometimes going completely black in the middle of me doing stuff. It makes the phone basically unusable.

I've looked into the existing ways people addressed a similar-sounding issue with the pixel 4 and they have not worked. There is no smooth display option on the pixel 4a. I've restarted my phone a few times and it seems to fix it for a little while but it comes back. 

Please help or I'm going to have to return this thing.
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Turn off adaptive brightness under settings, display.
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I have the same or similar problem - when I try to use an app while talking, the phone app screen goes black.  I'm not using adaptive brightness.
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I just had this happen last night as well. Extreme flickering that seemed random. Different from adaptive brightness (I managed to disable adaptive brightness and it still happened). I think it was the first time the phone was under 20% battery. Wondering if battery percentage plays a role?
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Both my Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G have this issue.
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