Fix Iris Flashing

By flashing, flicker or ON and OFF we mean, if Iris:

  • Goes ON and OFF every several seconds
  • Flickers between orange and bright
  • Goes orange then a couple of seconds blue then orange again

What is the cause?

Here are several things which may cause this and ways to fix this

Conflicting programs

Remove all conflicting programs if you have any from your PC or Quit them. Examples of conflicting programs are:

  • Other blue light filtering software
  • Softwares for display calibration
  • Integrated blue light filtering or brightness adjusting features

Some programs which conflict with Iris are:

  • f.lux, Night Light, Night Shift, RedShift, Lightbulb, CareUEyes, Iris mini, Iris micro

If you have conflicting program quit it or remove it.

Other examples of conflicting programs are

  • The video card software sometimes also tries to change the gamma and the colors
  • On Windows, you can try switching between High and Low-level color API
  • Quit software for tweaking the video card or software from the video card vendors

Automatic Brightness

This happens a lot on macOS. If your monitor or laptop has an automatic brightness feature try to disable it and see if Iris will still flash.

Low-level API

Other solutions

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Video Tutorial

My monitor is blinking between the Iris setting and the regular blue light of my monitor? (Nov 4, 2019)

  • You can check if you are running two versions of Iris (or another similar program) at the same time.
  • They may conflict with each other and this may be the cause of this problem.
  • If that’s not the case, you can try enabling the high-level API.

Answers also

  • It just flashes a few times
  • Iris goes ON and OFF
  • Iris goes dark then bright
  • Iris goes bright then dark
  • Iris goes orange then bright
  • Iris goes yellow then bright
  • Won’t stop changing colors
  • Changing the filter on and off
  • I am experiencing bright flickers intermittently
  • It does seem to blink to a blue light screen every so often, is this normal
  • I just downloaded Iris. I’m using “overlay.” I’m wondering why is there a change in the lighting like every few seconds? Is that what it’s supposed to do? It goes dim, then less dim
  • HELP. I just downloaded IRIS and my screen light is now going lighter and darker every few seconds and I can’t stop it. I tried to delete the program, but it’s still doing it. I can’t find anyone to call. Can I get some help to stop this from happening
  • the intensity of light and the color is changing every 2-3 seconds
  • As soon as I downloaded Iris for my PC, the first night it worked pretty well for my two-monitor setup. I have a Lenovo 710 windows 10 PC laptop and a large AOC screen as my second monitor. In any case, my computer immediately began to slow down after download, but things were working well enough for internet browsing. I got a lot of flickering between settings throughout the next day on both of my screens. Eventually, my second monitor began blinking and going black and the “extend” projection began glitching and only displayed a 1/3 of my work at a 25% scale on my second monitor. Hardly anything began working on my computer. It made me feel sick. I have never had problems with my computer like this before and every driver possible is up to date. I uninstalled Iris immediately
  • My screen flashes with Iris on so I can’t use it. Any ideas of how to get rid of the flickering on a Mac computer
  • My screen is still flashing like it. how do i make my iris start so that it no longer is flashing back and forth
  • Great program and i just downloaded for my macbook. Unfortunately, the screen is slightly “flashing” on and off every seven seconds (middle of day mode – it will flash like it is trying to adjust color but then return to like if it is not on). Is this compatible with Macs
  • So i just downloaded and paid for iris and it just flashes on and off. Anyone know why?
  • My Mac mini desktop computer screen flickers when iris is on. Is there a fix for this
  • Hi guys running iris on a mac os and it worked great for a good while but now the program will not work. it either constantly flashes or is going back and forth to normal every 5 seconds or so
  • have just downloaded fre trial of Iris and my screen just flicks constantly from bright blue light screen to orange screen, Have tried it on automatic or manual. set on Health but keeps also setting itself to custom. am on an old macbook with mojave
  • The filter on my MacBook screen keeps flicking off and on I’m using an app called Monitor Control to control screen brightness on the Macbook and external monitor which I thought could be causing the issue. I quit that but the flickering remains. Perhaps the issue is due to ScreenFocus which dims the laptop screen when the mouse isn’t on it. I’ll test it out. edit: ScreenFocus isn’t the cause
  • However, now it is flashing every few seconds! What is that and how do I fix it please?
  • I have a question about the Iris, it is flashing a lot while I work. I would like to send a video about it, where can I send it to Iris support?
  • does anyone else have an issue with the screen flashing back to normal brightness/blue light when alt+tabbing or opening the start menu? i’m learning coding so i switch through apps quite a bit. it’s quite painful having my eyes adapt to the filter and then being hit by max brightness cuz i alt+tabbed
  • I installed the latest version of IOS Catalina and I’m still getting blue light flashing frequently. Please advise.
  • Geriq07 Feb 24, 2020 23:25 Subject: Iris feedback Message Body: Hi there, I am wondering about the settings for my iris…the colors seem to be flickering every 10-20 seconds from a greyscale with a bluish hew.. to a pinkish/grey hew…is this normal? I am on the “reading” setting, and have just the intro free trial iris download on a mac mini 10.10.5 Thank you…I already like it!! Was using f.lux before. this seems better ALSO,,,I notice sometimes the edges of the screen are darker, is this normal also? Geri
  • so my eyes have been HATING the monitor on my iMac Pro for the last few months, and stumbled across IRIS as a potential option to test for the PWM dimming factor… installed the demo. but the damn thing keeps flickering brightness up and down every few seconds. “automatically adjust brightness” setting on the mac is turned OFF so I’ve narrowed it down to the app. so… why isn’t this working properly and how am I supposed supposed to get this working CONSISTENTLY so I can actually test the product? please advise 2022.04.16
  • hello! I just wanted to confirm whether the app, when it’s working correctly, should be making my computer screen (not monitor) flicker? My main concern is eyestrain (my sleep is great :)). Also, do you have a recommendation for which screen protector brand to purchase from? (I did read the article comparing glasses to screen protectors to software). What is your opinion on device EMF radiation? Lastly, if there are any recos for contact lenses that are best for long-term occular health and performance I am all ears! 2022.04.18
  • Hi there. GReat software!! changed my life. I am getting a couple of issues I would love to resolve however. My wife’s laptop screen has started to flicker. Only a few times a day, it flickers once. It goes black and then normal in a fraction of a second. Has anyone encountered that problem with Iris beofre? It could be that Iris is not the cause but it is correlated to the moment she started using iris… Second problem on my laptop: I activated the simple font, and accepted the changes (to the registry I assume?) now it seems that all font remain simple fonts and it does not seem possible to revert back…! Is this the case? can I revert to the way the font used to be before activating fonts with iris? Many thanks. 2022.04.18
  • Hi Daniel, We tried uninstalling Iris but the screen still flickers. Is it possible that a change int he registry has made this happen? What about my Fonts problem? Am I able to revert back 2022.04.18
  • Please understand that I am using a translator with my short English skills. When I use a program, the screen keeps flickering. When I delete the program, the flickering disappeared. The monitor is s28ag800. I even paid 2022.04.29

E-mail answer

  • The most common cause of this is a conflicting program. You can see possible solutions here
  • One sentence fix: Quit or delete conflicting programs, on Windows try High-level color API, on macOS disable Automatic brightness