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  1. LongbranchPennywhistle's Avatar
    Friendly PSA for those upgrading to Marshmallow that use Twilight or a similar app to adjust their phones background lighting.

    It seems that apps (or at the least I can confirm this with Twilight) that apply any kind of filter to your screen WILL be detected as having an "overlay"

    Meaning, you cannot edit any app permissions with them active. You have to pause or disable Twilight so that it is no longer applying the filter in order to be able to edit app permissions in 6.0. Otherwise, you'll just get the "Screen overlay detected" message and be lead to confusion when you can't figure out why. Pause any kind of app like that and try again, should no longer be a problem then.

    For example, I just recently installed skype, in order to allow skype camera permissions, Twilight had to be paused.
    12-28-2015 12:01 AM
  2. JimSmith94's Avatar
    Chainfire's CF.lumen causes the same issue, although I've never seen a "Screen overlay detected" message.
    12-28-2015 12:25 PM
  3. dulcefius's Avatar
    I installed that latest upgrade for my S7, and have gotten the "screen overlay detected" message so many times, with many different apps, that it is making the use of my phone difficult.

    I searched for "Twilight" and don't have it installed. I don't know what to disable!

    Please help!
    07-23-2016 09:28 AM
  4. Jaschl's Avatar
    I installed that latest upgrade for my S7, and have gotten the "screen overlay detected" message so many times, with many different apps, that it is making the use of my phone difficult.

    I searched for "Twilight" and don't have it installed. I don't know what to disable!

    Please help!
    Just close all running (even the ones in background) Apps and try again. Worked for me
    07-23-2016 01:32 PM
  5. helper007's Avatar
    OK guys all you have to do is to open that application settings and turn off all application therefore once you open any application that required a permission you only have to click allow and that is it , it will works .

    Good Luck
    Jerry Cornelius likes this.
    07-24-2016 08:36 AM
  6. ras001's Avatar
    PERFECT, open application settings and turn off all applications exactly as helper007 indicated above
    Worked for me.
    07-25-2016 09:15 PM
  7. jsmuli2's Avatar
    What does that mean: "open application settings?"

    NVM, you mean when it pops up.
    07-29-2016 08:37 AM
  8. Mo M's Avatar
    This turning off of all apps isn't working for me, I have massive problem with skype now, is screen overlay detected, this is horrible
    07-29-2016 07:41 PM
  9. Paolo Zuliani's Avatar
    Hi, i found a great solution.
    I had the same problem.
    1) download TASK KILLER app.
    2)go in Setting -> General -> Apps -> Configure Apps -> "your app" -> Permissions
    3)Start TASK KILLER
    4)Press Kill Selected button
    5)Come back to Apps permission pressing the square button on the Home touch button on your telephone
    6)Now you can set any permissions because all the other applications are killed and they cannot be in conflict with the permissions
    HossienQ, nimayari and lallolu like this.
    07-30-2016 01:03 AM
  10. HossienQ's Avatar
    I registered on this site just to say THANK YOU @Paolo Zuliani
    lallolu likes this.
    08-01-2016 05:26 PM
  11. Karim El bayaa's Avatar
    Whats twilight aps ??
    08-03-2016 05:12 AM
  12. sarahhtommoo's Avatar
    Guys pls help i cannot use my phone i cannot permit any app to use the camera the microphone or have access to gallery i cannot open open the gallery and the music it says that i have to allow it when i tap allow a message appears saying " Screen Overlay Detected " please help me .. i have a note 4 with an android version 6.0.1 i cannot use the screen write feature or the smart select feature
    ... my phone now is useless i cannot do anything with it .. i don't have twilight apps or any thing !
    08-03-2016 08:36 PM
  13. Mark Prucnal's Avatar
    I didn't have any of those programs mentioned I did have Omni swipe which puts a small dot on the screen so I disabled it and had no problems after that
    08-05-2016 09:37 PM
  14. nimayari's Avatar
    Hi, i found a great solution.
    I had the same problem.
    1) download TASK KILLER app.
    2)go in Setting -> General -> Apps -> Configure Apps -> "your app" -> Permissions
    3)Start TASK KILLER
    4)Press Kill Selected button
    5)Come back to Apps permission pressing the square button on the Home touch button on your telephone
    6)Now you can set any permissions because all the other applications are killed and they cannot be in conflict with the permissions
    It works for me , thanks man
    08-06-2016 07:39 AM
  15. khanhpham's Avatar
    I tried all the ways that you guys gave, but none worked for me...

    I have a galaxy s7 edge. This morning i downloaded Walmart app and then i got "Screen overlay detected" message. After i turned off all the apps in the "Draw over other apps" list, the app still did not work. Also, all the apps which used to work fine are now asking for "Screen overlay detected" .

    I even tried to download Task killer, but still did not work..
    08-06-2016 07:20 PM
  16. Mark Prucnal's Avatar
    Try disabling any utility type apps that if you swipe or do a gesture it will bring up a menu or the program,
    08-10-2016 03:05 AM
  17. TheFinal321's Avatar
    Friendly PSA for those upgrading to Marshmallow that use Twilight or a similar app to adjust their phones background lighting.

    It seems that apps (or at the least I can confirm this with Twilight) that apply any kind of filter to your screen WILL be detected as having an "overlay"

    Meaning, you cannot edit any app permissions with them active. You have to pause or disable Twilight so that it is no longer applying the filter in order to be able to edit app permissions in 6.0. Otherwise, you'll just get the "Screen overlay detected" message and be lead to confusion when you can't figure out why. Pause any kind of app like that and try again, should no longer be a problem then.

    For example, I just recently installed skype, in order to allow skype camera permissions, Twilight had to be paused.
    My wife was having this issue as well. I resolved the problem by changing her default browser. Try that and see if it helps.
    mbagher likes this.
    08-10-2016 01:01 PM
  18. syeds786's Avatar
    Hi, anyone please help me out.... I am so stressed out cause none of the app is working on my phone since I have started having this detection error...... and it is a real pain.... I turned off all the apps... still it says the same.... please help me out in this regard.
    08-10-2016 08:48 PM
  19. syeds786's Avatar
    I am also having the same problem.... if you come across any solution kindly let me know as well.... I shall be very thankful to you for your this favour.
    08-10-2016 08:50 PM
  20. Hshly's Avatar
    Hi, i found a great solution.
    I had the same problem.
    1) download TASK KILLER app.
    2)go in Setting -> General -> Apps -> Configure Apps -> "your app" -> Permissions
    3)Start TASK KILLER
    4)Press Kill Selected button
    5)Come back to Apps permission pressing the square button on the Home touch button on your telephone
    6)Now you can set any permissions because all the other applications are killed and they cannot be in conflict with the permissions
    First of all , hi to you
    I have been messed with "screen overlayed detected" for one week, I hopelessly search the Web and keep trying suggested solutions, till I found your solution and interestingly works for me
    I wasn't a member of this site , but I sing up to thank you
    Thank you very much
    08-11-2016 04:24 AM
  21. SubhashishDash's Avatar
    I was facing the same trouble with my Lenovo k3 note.. while using some apps...

    I disabled my read mode/night mode and then the problem was solved...

    No screen overlay message encountered after that....!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-14-2016 05:15 AM
  22. Fozia Qamer's Avatar
    Samsung j7
    08-17-2016 04:59 PM
  23. Syncear Kenney's Avatar
    Try disabling any utility type apps that if you swipe or do a gesture it will bring up a menu or the program,
    Thanks that worked. I forgot its so many background apps with overlaying screens. Mines was caused by my du speed booster side window.
    gingerling likes this.
    08-18-2016 02:18 PM
  24. Innocent Dolly's Avatar
    OK guys all you have to do is to open that application settings and turn off all application therefore once you open any application that required a permission you only have to click allow and that is it , it will works .

    Good Luck
    I turn off all the application n still i have same problem i have s5 what should i do now?
    08-19-2016 08:39 PM
  25. Innocent Dolly's Avatar
    OK guys all you have to do is to open that application settings and turn off all application therefore once you open any application that required a permission you only have to click allow and that is it , it will works .

    Good Luck
    I was facing the same trouble with my Lenovo k3 note.. while using some apps...

    I disabled my read mode/night mode and then the problem was solved...

    No screen overlay message encountered after that....!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have samsung s5 can u tell me the solution?
    08-19-2016 08:53 PM
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