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  1. sohappy's Avatar
    Really? That's the Android solution? That's friggin' ridiculous. I'm moderately computer savvy and this is intuitively not making sense to me, now you're suggesting the solution is a massive amount of trial and error and rebooting, just to disable stuff, and hope you get the right stuff eventually, then reinstall or reenable the apps again!?
    tonyr6 likes this.
    07-22-2016 08:14 PM
  2. sohappy's Avatar
    Not sure why my reply didn't thread properly. Oh well. Uninstalled App Cache Cleaner and disabled some other settings with draw over turned on. Rebooted and now Pokemon Go gets part the screen overlay detected message. About to test and see if it has fixed the same problem with Cardboard/VR apps. Still finding the whole experience a counter intuitive mess.
    07-22-2016 08:26 PM
  3. stealthaz's Avatar
    Thanks! This was a frustrating process all day it was an endless loop. Your steps fixed the issue!

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    07-22-2016 10:18 PM
  4. Alixxxxx's Avatar
    It solved for me in Samsung galaxy Note 4 , maybe you couldn't believe it , but you just deactivate the "side key panel" function through the toolbar menu on the top of your phone.
    Oke Kehinde, Viwen and ManiacJoe like this.
    07-23-2016 03:22 AM
  5. acs1909's Avatar
    It solved for me in Samsung galaxy Note 4 , maybe you couldn't believe it , but you just deactivate the "side key panel" function through the toolbar menu on the top of your phone.
    Thanks a lot friend. That worked instantly in my note 4 edge too. What a relief.
    07-23-2016 05:46 AM
  6. archcal's Avatar
    Turning off screen overlay every time to change a permission has to be the most annoying and worst feature of Android 6.0. I'm not a moron and I know what permissions I am accepting but every time I have to turn off all screen overlay just to accept 1 simple permission. It is a terrible feature that only irritates me.
    tonyr6 and seancojr like this.
    07-23-2016 11:00 AM
  7. LTrane's Avatar
    I have HTC 10 and can't figure out how to turn this feature Off. My options are "Show System" or "Reset App Preferences".
    07-25-2016 10:03 AM
  8. thecycleoflife's Avatar
    For me, it turns out it was the screen brightness control app Lux Lite that was causing me problems. Disabled that app and it appears that everything is good now.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    07-26-2016 04:02 AM
  9. Kshitij Rawal's Avatar
    Uninstalled Clean Master on One plus One (Marshmallow)...
    I worked!!! Thanks a lot.
    07-27-2016 01:34 AM
  10. Tswfootball's Avatar
    You don't have to reset every app. Try figuring out which app it is that is causing the error.

    It should be an app that is on the screen at that moment..

    Like Facebook chat bubbles, screen dimmer, or maybe those "tools" that are always on the screen.

    Google really needs to come up with a more intuitive way to present this issue though. It's a mess and ruins the experience when everyone walks around with apps with no permissions, and having no idea why

    Posted via the Android Central App
    tonyr6 and tismydroid like this.
    07-27-2016 01:42 AM
  11. AJ Wira's Avatar
    I have the same problem, it is such a nigjtmare. I have tried all the solutions, but only one is consistence.
    Find the way of restarting in safe mode for your particular model. In safe mode go to the app management and give all the apps appropriat permissions! You will notice in safe mode apps overlay pop up doesn't appear and freely you can assign all the permissions. This is the only viable option I found. Restart and now you are back to the old glory days until another new app ask the same thing!
    07-27-2016 02:02 PM
  12. upendra luke's Avatar
    hi guys im also using andriod 6 .0 got this problem ..i found that cm locker app which im using creatted this issue so i turned off it ..that s all i fixed it ..and i noticed that some of similar apps will cause these problems ..give a shot thanks.
    07-27-2016 11:31 PM
  13. Alex Dake's Avatar
    I jave the same phone and problem. I hate it and am very frustrated. Did you solve it yet?
    07-27-2016 11:40 PM
  14. LiliTexas's Avatar
    Thanks so much. It was my issue too. That has become an ever increasingly annoying app.
    07-28-2016 06:59 PM
  15. Far removed's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! . (The Screen Overlay settings can be found by going to Settings>Apps, tap the gear icon, then Draw Over Other Apps is on a Nexus 6P--if you have a different phone, there might be some differences in the menu location.) By default, it should be Enabled, but each individual app can be turned on or off. Does the error message want you to enable to disable the screen overlay?
    No, it is asking me to give permissions to (in my case chrome) and other apps.

    And no I do not have a Screen Overlay settings in / under the settings screen. I might add a that I am running Android 6.01 on a samsung galaxy s7edge
    07-29-2016 06:45 AM
  16. Transcryptor's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing this information. As soon as I uninstalled Clean Master I was able to get into my apps that used location. I then installed the lite version and had no problems.
    Thank you so much! Clean Master was the problem, and I did the same as you, and ALL FIXED!
    07-29-2016 04:34 PM
  17. Stefan Vaillant's Avatar
    It solved for me in Samsung galaxy Note 4 , maybe you couldn't believe it , but you just deactivate the "side key panel" function through the toolbar menu on the top of your phone.
    Thanks a lot, this was the only way to solve it for me. Other suggestions did not worked. Caused my over one hour extra work.
    07-29-2016 05:22 PM
  18. Didaballoons's Avatar
    I've got Android 6.0 and I'm having a problem with Android asking me to give apps permissions (remember the Mac commercial taunting Windows on this ten years ago?). The point is that i can't use my apps thanks to this. For example, I want to watch baseball games on my MLB At Bat app but then it asks me to enable location, which thrn takes me to a pop up window that says "Screen Overlay Detected. To change this permission setting go to..." then I'm stuck in an endless loop where i can't change any of the settings and i can't operate many of my apps.

    Thanks in advance
    I found out that it was the DU Booster app that I installed after the software update. I have to uninstall it.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    07-30-2016 07:54 PM
  19. Chip Benson's Avatar
    Hair genius my culprit was also Clean Master. Thank you
    07-31-2016 11:48 AM
  20. lukitoperkoso's Avatar
    It solved for me in Samsung galaxy Note 4 , maybe you couldn't believe it , but you just deactivate the "side key panel" function through the toolbar menu on the top of your phone.
    I'm also using Note 4 and this solution works for me! Suppose it'll work also for other Note user.
    07-31-2016 07:08 PM
  21. Robert Bragger's Avatar
    Thanks so much. My friend and I've been trying to figure this out for the last week, he kept getting the screen overlay issue. We've tried all the settings suggestions & even called t-mobile, they didn't have a clue. Just read your post & he said he just downloaded clean master a couple weeks ago. We uninstalled it and, voila, it's fixed. Thanks so much!
    08-03-2016 01:37 AM
  22. PatrynXX's Avatar
    don't know why this is suddenly happening. used CM for years no problem. but withina week bang Nexus 7 practically useless. no problem on the HTC M8. Then again not long after Nexus 7 upgraded to passed 6 it no longer auto orientated the screen
    08-03-2016 10:08 PM
  23. coldplay_8's Avatar
    uninstalling clean master worked thanks so much
    08-05-2016 12:24 AM
  24. Engineer_424's Avatar
    As I posted before, same issues but no filters like twilight. Well after alot of frustrating tries I was able to figure it out. It ended up being Clean Master. As soon as I uninstalled it the problem was gone. I haven't tried reinstalling it but I did install the lite version with no problems. I'll let you know what happens if I decide to try the full version again. Once I got an understanding of how overlaying works I realized that alot of apps could be the culprit (Any floating apps or apps with floating aspects) . Anyways hope this helps someone. This site has been a big help to me in the past so thanks to everyone for posting.
    You are the man , it really worked after Uninstalled the clean master app
    THANX ALOT ^__^
    08-05-2016 01:12 AM
  25. Oke Kehinde's Avatar
    I have note4 too but what I did is to just disable the side key panel and it works immediately
    08-06-2016 05:15 AM
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