2 Methods to Solve ”Screen Overlay Detected” in any Android Device

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Screen Overlay Detected – How To Solve This Problem In Any Android Device

Solution of Screen Overlay Detected:

Hey Guys Welcome to Wildtricks, in this article we are going to discuss about most annoying android marshmallow error that is Screen Overlay. What is Screen Overlay? Why does Screen Overlay Detected Appears? and How to turn off Screen Overlay in any android device?

What is Screen Overlay?

Screen Overlay is feature used by almost every android app. Screen Overlay feature enable any application to appear on top of another app like chat heads of facebook. But due to some bug in android marshmallow version you need to turn off screen overlay of all apps while accepting permissions of any app. When you install any new application to your android marshmallow device then you need to manually allow to all permissions. But due to presence of screen overlay, popup with Screen Overlay Detected message will appear, which won’t allow you to open any newly installed application such as whatsapp, your device gallery and many other application.

Why Does Screen Overlay Detected Appears:

Generally Screen Overlay Detected арреаrѕ on androidwhеn you are installing any new application in your android device . This error won’t allow that app to open. Screen Overlay appears due to floating аррs or a app which runs its screen on top of other app like Chat Heads of Facebook Messenger.

There are many apps like Clean Master, AZ Screen Recorder, Whatsapp Popups and many more behind the reason of screen overlay error, but there is no need to uninstall those apps. We have got easy solution to apply where you will be easily able to turn off screen overlay in any android device like samsung, samsung j7, lg, oneplus and gallery app screen overlay issue will also be solved easily.

Devices in Which Screen Overlay Appears:

Generally Screen Overlay Detected appears in many android mobile like Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, S6, Note 5, S5, Note 4, LG G4. But we have got solution to turn off screen overlay in any android device.

Screen Overlay Detected Appears on android when you start newly installed app for the first time. And then sudden some popup appear like this:


Screen overlay detected
To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay in Settings > Apps.


Solution of Screen Overlay Detected is bit tricky. Different apps already installed in your android device may causes this error but we will apply ultimate solution that solve this error anyhow. Generally this error is found in Samsung, Lenovo and LG devices.

We have got 2 solutions to Screen overlay Detected for all android mobiles and 2 solutions for samsung mobiles.

Turn Off Screen Overlay For Android:

We have got 2 solutions of Screen overlay Detected error for all android mobiles.

Solution 1: 

Screen Overlay Detected

Solution of Screen Overlay Detected:

  1. Open Settings then Click on Apps.
  2. Clісk оn Three Dоtѕ on tор right corner and tар on Configure аррѕ.
  3. Click оn Draw Ovеr Othеr Apps.
  4. Now list of downloaded apps that have Screen Overlay permission will appear.
  5. Now to get the whole list of screen overlay apps including you system app, click on three dots on top right corner and then select “show system apps“.
  6. Now simply Turn Off Screen Overlay for all apps one by one.

This must solve Screen Overlay Detected error in any android device. Do share your views in comment section below if the above solution help you guys or not. This will help your friends.

If this doesn’t solve Screen Overlay Error then do read solutions submitted by our readers. As different android devices have different configuration hence different solutions are working for different devices. Hence we started collecting different solutions to Screen Overlay Detected error from our reader, which worked for them perfectly.

Read Solutions Submitted by Our Readers

Click here to watch video on how to solve Screen Overlay Detected error in any android device.

Solution 2:

How to Turn Off Screen Overlay

Turn off screen overlay of all apps in any android device by following 2 simple solutions. In Solution 1 you need to turn off screen overlay of all apps one by one and in solution 2 you just need to reset app preferences, which will turn off screen overlay of all apps in one simple step.

Reset App Preferences to turn off screen overlay:

  1. Open Settings from menu.
  2. Then Click on Apps or Application
  3. Clісk оn Three Dоtѕ on tор right corner and tар on Reset App Preferences.

This solution will is ultimate, hence now Screen Overlay would be turned off successfully.


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Screen Overlay Detected Solution For Samsung (S6, S7, J7,note 5, note 4, etc):

We have got 2 solutions of Screen overlay Detected error for all Samsung mobiles.

Solution 1:


Screen Overlay Detected S7

  1. Open Settings from menu.
  2. Then Click on Application
  3. Open Application Manager
  4. Clісk оn More on tор right corner and tар on Can Appear on top.
  5. Now list of downloaded apps that uses Screen Overlay will appear.
  6. Now to get the whole list of screen overlay apps including you system app, click on More on top right corner and then select “show system apps“.
  7. Now, simply Turn Off Screen Overlay for all apps one by one.

Solution 2:

Screen Overlay Settings

  1. Open Settings from menu.
  2. Then Click on Application
  3. Open Application Manager
  4. Clісk оn More on tор right corner and tар on Reset App Preferences.

This solution will is ultimate, hence now error Screen Overlay Detected won’t appear in your Samsung mobile again.


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You may also have faced many more error in your android device read all android error solutions from below:

So this was easy guide on how to turn of Screen Overlay Detected. If your error yet isn’t solve in your device or your have any query then we glad to reply you in comment section below.

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    • Dont worry it won’t create any other error…..
      By applying 2 solutions we will turn off screen overlay for temporary only….
      Whenever any app needs the screen overlay features it will automatically enabled for that app….
      (Note: we can’t turn off screen overlay permanently….)

  1. Every time I install any app…
    Screen Overlay problem comes again and again any permanent solution….

    • Good Question Souza….
      You can disable screen overlay for all apps it won’t cause screen overlay problem again…..

      OR

      Just uninstall app causing this problem….

    • Hale, I have mention both solutions step by step in detail….
      Apply step by step solution, it will be easy to apply…..
      And most probably this is the only solution….

    • Thanks for your comment Frank, it will help your friendsand our readers to solve this problem…..

  2. Skype is causing screen overlay…
    Should I uninstall it…
    This will solve this problem forever?

    • If skype is causing this problem then it will solve your problem permanently if you uninstall Skype from your mobile….

  3. I turn off all the Apps already, still cannot work, stillkeep showing:turn off the screen overlay from setting, them how?

    • Hey Michelle if you turn off screen overlay for all apps then it must solve your problem….
      But it isn’t then do check it again…

      Turn Off Screen Overlay By Following settings:
      >Settings
      >Apps
      >Option(Three Dots)
      >Click on “Draw Over Other Apps” OR “App Can Appear on Top” whichever option available in your device…
      >Now list of apps whose screen overlay is enabled will appear…
      >Disable /Turn Off For All App…

      Then Your Problem Must Be Solved…

      Recheck:
      If it doesn’t solve then close all settings and check settings of screen overlay again wether it is disabled as you did it or not…

      If yet problem isn’t solved then “restart your mobile” after disabling screen overlay…

      If yet problem isn’t solved then simply “force stop” some apps which might be able to display their screen on top of other apps like “Facebook Messenger Chat Head”, or some video recording app like “Screen Cast” etc….

      This must solve screen overlay problem in your device ……

  4. Even after switching the ‘screen overlay’ settings to ‘OFF’, still I face that thing. As I change my Ringtone, it sets to default. Even I can’t open my Camera, it says ‘screen overlay detected’, but there isn’t any ‘draw over other apps’ settings for Camera. Kindly help me out with this.

    • If you have set Screen Overlay Detected off for all apps then this error won’t appear again.
      Follow the simple settings to set screen overlay off for all apps….
      Open Settings>Apps>Option/More(On top left corner)>Apps Appear on Top(/Draw over Other App)>Enabled(On top right just below the corner)>Change it to Third Option(Apps with permission)
      Now disable Screen Overlay For all apps.
      This will for sure solve this error in your device.

      • I have done all these steps and I am still getting error message ‘Screen Overlay Detected’. Is there anything possible??

        • Reset All Apps Preferences….
          Follow the same settings….
          Just select “Reset All Apps Preferences” inplace of “Draw over other apps/Apps that can appear on top”

  5. Screen overlay is not allowing me to open my gallery. I have looked on many websites and I found nothing that helps. Please notify me if you have a solution.

    • Follow the solution 1, error of Screen Overlay Detected must be solved….
      If you didn’t get any step then tell me I will add some more screen shots……

  6. I have everything on no and it still does the errer plz help I can’t do anything

  7. For identifying the apps which are causing problem of Screen Overlay Detection, download app Alert Windows Checker from Google Play store. This app will display the list of trouble causing apps.

    You need to uninstall those apps.

    That will resolve your problem for sure.

    • This worked for me thank you soooooo much. The problem came from imo, photo editor and messenger

  8. I have turn off screen overlay and have done everything over and over again still no joy can you please tell me if there’s anything else to do

  9. I did anything but don’t acces even my gallery it’s seem that all permissions are turned off for all apps

  10. Comment:i have tried all the processes to remove screen overly on my techno camon 9 without success. am boiling in anger,somebody help before i fall flat.

  11. i have tried every solution you mentioned above..nothing works..still facing screen overlay problem..many apps are nt opening due to this problem..what to do now?? should i reset my phone ?

    • No need to reset, because screen overlay error will also appear again after factory reset…
      By following all instructions carefully will solve this error easily…
      I will soon post video on How to solve screen overlay in any android device…

  12. I’ve turned all apps to disable and even reset the app preferences and still get the overlay error message! Any help? I’m just trying to open the gallery app!

  13. Whoever says it will be fixed after following those steps is a complete fucking moran! Read my lips It still doesn’t work you dumbass! So STFU already! You dumb fucking idiot!

  14. Finally got the working solution of screen overlay detected error in samsung j7…
    but error appear again when I install any new application, any permanent solution….

  15. I did both solutions for my Samsung 6 and still get the detect overlay error message. It keeps me from being able to access my text messages.

  16. My device is Tecno W2 android 6.0…the problem of “screen overlay detected” has been so embarrassing for a good time now. Whenever I want to turn the overlay off,, (after I’ve opened app settings for that particular app) the app doesn’t appear in the screen overlay app list..plz help

  17. Comment:I have tried all this steps but it just keep on getting worse…. Is dere any app I can download to stop dis error….

  18. Comment:I have tried all those methods but I still face the same problem is there any other solution, plz help

  19. I have a galaxy s5. For me, the problem was with facebook. I had to enable all permissions for Facebook in order to get everything else working again. Kinda weird for that to be the issue. So good by facebook! Won’t have it on my phone anymore if it’s gonna a cause that many issues.

  20. I Finally got which app was causing the problem on tecno w2 android 6…
    App Name BABEL FONTS
    Package Name :com.mephone.fonts
    Source directory : /data/app/com.mephone.fonts-1/base.apk

    I just uninstalled the app and the problem was Gone. I am now happy that why i came back to tell you what i did because this really annoyed me and i didn’t not want to factory reset my device.

  21. Whatsapp is showing this problem and none of the solution is working please please help…….

  22. It is not working i have tried unistalling all my app but it still not work. what can i do pls?

  23. Mike M, you’re a life saver, thanks alot your solution worked perfectly for my tecno w2…thanks alot am so happy

    • Did you selected option of *Show System Apps* while turning off screen overlay of apps…

  24. Samsung J3 Emerge
    Andriod 6.0 Marshmello OS
    Screen overlay
    Fix it
    Getting ready to throw phone in streer

  25. I Finally got which app was causing the problem on tecno w2 android 6…
    App Name BABEL FONTS
    Package Name :com.mephone.fonts
    Source directory : /data/app/com.mephone.fonts-1/base.apk

    I just uninstalled the app and the problem was Gone. I am now happy

  26. I use j7, and try every one solution which is mention for remove screen overlay detection. But my problem is not solve plz. Plz .Plz help me sir.

    • Follow this settings to turn off screen overlay in j7….
      Settings>Apps>Application Manager>More(Top Right Corner)>Apps That Can Appear on Top>Again More(Top Right Corner)>Show System Apps>Now Turn off Screen overlay off all apps one by one….
      This solve the screen overlay issue in my J5 and this must also turn off screen overlay in J7 tooo…

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