Solutions of Screen Overlay Detected:
After browsing all over the internet and reading all comments, we found that Screen Overlay Detected error is becoming more and more annoying for all android marshmallow users. As different Android devices have different configuration hence there are lot of different solutions to Screen Overlay Detected error. Hence we started collecting different solutions to Screen Overlay Detected error which worked for them perfectly.
Below we have got set of different solutions worked for most of our readers. This may also help you guys to solve screen overlay detected in your android device. Do share your views in the comment section below, which solution worked for you so that it can also help your friends to solve this Screen Overlay Error.
Solutions of Screen Overlay Detected:
Solutions of “Screen Overlay Detected” Error Submitted by Readers:
- Download ‘Alert Window Checker’. This app will tell you which apps are currently using an OVERLAY and at least one of them will be your culprit. Once you find out which one it is, temporarily disable ‘Screen Overlay’ for that app and go make your permission changes etc.
- Uhm, I don’t know if this would help but when you’re on “draw over apps” the top right corner where the settings are (three vertical dots) it might say “show system” that would mean your system is hidden so therefore you didn’t disable all apps, so show your system, and then disable screen overlay for all apps.
- In addition to security apps, it seems that apps that “boost” phone performance cause Screen Overlay Detected message to come up too. If you force stop or uninstall the any Security App and Performance Boost App like 360 Security, the screen overlay message will not come up.
- App causing Screen Overlay Detected error on tecno w2 android 6…
App Name BABEL FONTS
Package Name :com.mephone.fonts
Source directory : /data/app/com.mephone.fonts-1/base.apkI just uninstalled the app and the Screen Overlay problem on techno w2 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.
- I did this, step by step with want is said here and other places, and yet, it is still telling me to turn off the screen overlay. HTC One M8. Recent apps, Transformers, Arrow, Navy Federal, Youtube Studio, Hellofresh, SiriusXM. Error was discovered while trying to use Youtube Studio app. I’ll go and uninstall that to see if it is the fault. (moments later) I have restarted the phone and the error went away. However, reading further in the comments while waiting for the phone to reboot, turning off all the overlay permissions REQUIRES A RESTART of the phone. So…. either one of these fixed my phone. It works now.
- *Galaxy s6 Edge – I tried it all of the above and nothing worked. Finally, I found the app causing the problem. I had the “360 Security – Antivirus Boost” app installed and notice under permissions allowed it had all the permissions ON so automatically I realized the app causing the “Screen Overlay” so I immediately uninstalled the app and guess what…the darn “Screen Overlay Detected” message was gone!
- I turn off Screen Overlay for all apps but still screen overlay detected was appearing again and again then I found that I had enabled ES Swipe in ESFile Explorer and disabling from Es file explorer made this error away. Even when I disabled it in the draw over app settings it didn’t worked, so I suggest you check if you have enabled any apps swipe settings disable it from that app and try again.
- I disabled all the the apps that draw over screen but still I was unable to give permission. I was really frustrated as I was even unable save a contact in my phone as it requires permission to storage. Atlast once I disabled all the apps, I closed all my apps down and reset my phone. It worked for me.
- I uninstalled 360 security and it worked and then reinstalled it.
- Mine was 360 security. I’m pretty tech savvy and I even broke down and called samsung and they were no help. So I factory reset my phone and the problem was still their. I read some comments and deleted 360 security and Its back to normal. Thanks everyone.
- In my case, what was causing the problem was Google Photos, which had been updated this afternoon. Once I went to the Play Store and realized it had been updated, clicked on “Uninstall” and my problem was instantly solved. Nothing else worked, not even disabling “Permit draw over other apps” for every single app did the trick. Only solution was uninstalling Google Photos.
- es yes mine was being caused by DU battery but after uinstalling it everything is perfect now thanks.
- You’re AWESOME!! Worked like a charm! Did exactly what you said to do, which you explained PERFECTLY, and problem fixed! By the way, just as you called it, the culprit was the app that adjusted my cell phone brightness. You did good! Thank you so much! Now I can get on with my life 🙂
- If you do not want to waste time finding out which floating app causes the displaying of the “Screen Overlay Detected” dialogue in order to temporarily disable the floating app to draw over other apps and then have to re-enable the overlay permission of the floating app after you let Android grants the required permissions of your newly installed app by selecting “ALLOW” in the permission dialogue, or the annoying “Screen Overlay Detected” dialogue still pops up every time you select “ALLOW” in the permission dialogue after you confirm all floating apps overlay permission have been disabled(this happens to my phones sometimes when I tested my app), all you need to do is to grant the required permission of your newly installed app yourself directly using the Settings app. The steps are:
1. Open Settings App
2. Tap on “Apps” to open the Apps page
3. Scroll down the list of installed apps to find your newly installed app and tap on it to open the App Info page of the newly installed app. You would see “No permissions granted” under Permissions
4. Tap on “Permission” to open the App permissions page of the newly installed app, tap on all the switches to grant all required permissions to the newly installed app.
5. Return to your installed app, if the “Screen Overlay Detected” dialogue is still displayed, tap elsewhere (not on the dialogue) on your app screen and the dialogue would disappear, if the permission dialogue is displayed, just select “ALLOW” and it would disappear.
- I had disabled everything but the error would still pop up. I figured out it was the DU battery saver app and as soon as i unistalled it everythong worked again! this was on my samsung s6. Hopfully this helps someone else!
- I had 2 DU apps on my HTC ONE M8 after uninstalling them both the problem was solved and no more annoying adverts as well. Thanks!
- I just deleted a bunch of apps (Facebook, Messenger, What’s App etc) and restarted my phone and it has fixed the issue… Finally! Hallelujah! 😉
- I was trying to free up space. I reset the FB app. And as such the permissions were reset too. When that happened, I had also setup OneNote, which comes with a new feature of OneNote Badge. Well that was an error in itself. SO I tried disabling and enabling App Permission for FB still the same. SO I disabled the OneNOte Badge App and it was grand. So I looked the issue up and it’s actually a known error.
- Just to let you know guys that Messenger app (Facebook) was the culprit in my case. I disabled only that and the problem was gone.
- Screen Overlay detected problem solved:
By Following this simple guide:
>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…
- Try the above steps and restart your phone. It works on me.
- On my Nexus 7 2012 it was the File Manager HD that I had to disable screen overlays. Then all was well.
- For me it was the “Twilight” app. This app changes the screen color temperature to reduce blue light at dusk. Uninstalled the app and that solved the problem.
- The fix for me was uninstalling FileManager HD.
Motorola Moto x pure edition 2015.
So this was all applied solutions to screen overlay detected error, submitted by our readers. These solutions worked for them perfectly. It may be helpful to you too. Do share your views in the comment section below, which solution worked for you so that it can also help your friends to solve this Screen Overlay Error.