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Screen Overlay Detected-How to Fix This Issue on Android Phone

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Are you crazy with screen overlay detected on android phone?


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

Generally speaking, Android screen Overlay Detected appears in many android mobile phone like Samsung galaxy S7,S6, note 5, lg v10,oneplus 3,lg g stylo, lg stylo etc.
Let us show you How to fix screen overlay detected step by step. 


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Why Does Screen Overlay Detected Appears:

Different apps already installed in your android device may causes this error but we will apply final solution to solve this error. 
Screen Overlay Detected арреаrѕ on android, while you are installing any new app in your android phone. Once the follow error appears, you cannot keep going and open any app. 


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The Solution of How to Fix Screen Overlay Detected

First and foremost thing to avoid this screen overlay detected error is to exit the apps which are having screen overlay or floating windows. 
Second, the main app will cause in this case, such as Facebook message,Lux, clean Master etc. which always causing screen overlay detected. 

Third, Screen Overlay appears when you’re running a floating app, and now you need to install a new one, at this moment, which requests access rights. And it appears on top of other app like Chat Heads of Facebook Messenger.



How to fix Screen Overlay Detected For All android mobiles
How to fix Screen Overlay Detected For Samsung Galaxy (S7, S6, note 5, note 4, etc.)?


How to fix Screen Overlay Detected For All android mobiles

Here are 2 solutions For All android screen overlay detected:
Solution 1: 
1.Open Settings then Click on Apps.
screen overlay detected s7

2. Clісk оn Three Dоtѕ on the tор right corner and click on Configure аррѕ.
3. In this screen, you will find” Draw Ovеr Othеr Apps”, click it. 
 screen overlay detected s6
4. Now, in the "Draw Ovеr Othеr Apps" page, you can see the apps which are having the screen overlay/Drew over others permission.


5. In this page, you need to turn off the” Permit drawing over other apps” button, like this: 
android screen overlay detected
The above solution could solve Screen Overlay Detected error in any android device. Still could not solve your problem? Keep moving, let us show you the solution 2.
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Solution 2: 
How to Turn Off Screen Overlay
1. Open Settings
2.Click on Apps or Application

screen overlay detected issue


3.Clісk оn Three Dоtѕ on the tор right corner and click on Reset App Preferences.
4.Finish
fix screen overlay detected

This solution will is ultimate, the notification of Screen Overlay Detected won’t appear again. 


So, what is the solution of Samsung screen overlay detected? Please continue to read. 

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How to fix Screen Overlay Detected For Samsung Galaxy (S7, S6, note 5, note 4, etc.)? 

For screen overlay detected s7/s6, and more Samsung models, we have the following 2 solutions.


Solution 1:

Step 1 : 
Go to open Settings, then move to Applications > Application manager > Apps that can appear on top.

screen overlay detected s7

Step 2: Click on Application
In this screen, you will see a list of Apps which have allowed to floating buttons or other screen overlays. For now you can do is to find the problem app and disable its permission to draw over the screen. If don't know which one cause the problem, you can identify from the reasons as below:

a. The app bubble on your screen is most likely the one to cause the issue.

b. The app which can change the display colors and brightness.

c. Clean Master might be the reason, try disabling it.

d. ES File Explorer, many users feedback that this issue is solved after disable or uninstall this one.


screen overlay detected samsung

Step 3: Launch App Again

After the above steps, now you can try begin your App again, and it should request permissions without the “Display overlay detected” error getting in the way.
For Samsung users,if you see the one-handed keyboard setting, it could be the root cause.For deactivating, you can go to Settings> Advanced features > One-handed operation.

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Step 4: Reactivate screen overlays


In order for the app(s) that you have disabled in step two to work again, you need to re-enable its overlay permissions. If you turned off all apps, it might be worth considering only reactivating those apps that you actually use.

This is a rather inelegant workaround, but it's the best we have until Google makes the necessary changes to prevent app overlays from interfering with permission dialogues.
Has this guide helped? If you are still experiencing the error after following our guide, leave a comment, so we can try and address the problem.


Solution 2:
Screen overlay detected solution:
1. Open Settings
2.Click on Apps or Application
3.Clісk оn Three Dоtѕ on tор right corner and click on Reset App Preferences.
4.Finish 
screen overlay detected note 5
This solution will is ultimate, the notification of Screen Overlay Detected won’t appear again.
Quite simple. Right? Have you already get the skill for How to fix screen overlay detected? 

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According to many users' feedback, this issue was solved after they disable or uninstall the ES File Explorer if they have installed one on the Phone. So you can pay more attention to this tip and try. Hope what we post will help you!


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