What To Do: If You Want To Fix Red Frame Border/Strict Mode In An Android Device

Last updated: July 1, 2020.

Red frame border

In an Android device, running apps requires the use of some of the devices processing power.  Without enough processing power, your device will not be able to run its app and perform the functions you need from it.

Most devices now have a lot of processing power to ensure the smooth and quick running of the various apps the user wants to have on their device.  But this processing power is not unlimited and it is still possible to run too many apps, and this can strain your device’s ability to run these apps smoothly.

If you are using to much processing power, you might end up putting your device into Strict Mode. By going into strict mode, the device allows the user to learn when there are too many apps running and the device cannot handle the load.  Basically, when you open a lot of apps and they are taking too much processing power, you end up putting your device into strict mode.

When your device enters strict mode, you will know because you will get a red frame border around the display of your device.  When some users see this red frame, they think that there may be a problem with their LCD but it is not an LCD problem.  The red frame border is just the device letting your know that it is in strict mode.

So, what do you do if your device has gone into strict mode? We have a fix for you.

How To Disable Strict Mode:

  1. First, you need to go to your device’s settings.
  2. From you, device’s settings, go to developer options. if you do not see developer options, you are going to have to enable them.  To do so, go to about and then look for the build number.  Tap the build number seven times.  You should get a message that developer options are enabled.  Go back to settings and then go to developer options.
  3. In developer options, you just have to find and untick Strict Mode.
  4. After that, reboot your device. You should see the red frame border is gone.

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Another solution would be to factory reset your device but not many people will like this as it will erase all your current apps and settings.

However, you fix strict mode, afterward, to prevent it happening again you should not have too many apps running and using your processing power at the same time.

Have you fixed strict mode on your device?

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