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  1. Kavehda's Avatar
    If you have DU speed Booster, Turn off DU SWIPE from DU speed Booster.
    09-03-2016 05:18 PM
  2. eyecon82's Avatar
    This crap is annoying. Happening on my note 7 too
    09-03-2016 08:05 PM
  3. StephanieWaugh41'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.
    I have the same problem on my LG phoenix 2 and I just bought this phone and downloaded all my games and apps I needed and one of them is clean master so Im going to try what you did and I hope it works but I wanted to say thank you for giving your input because I figure clean master is giving me the problem. Hope this works, Im keeping my fingers crossed!!
    09-04-2016 12:07 AM
  4. StephanieWaugh41's Avatar
    This crap is annoying. Happening on my note 7 too
    Do you have any type of cleaning app? Like clean master BC clean master was a problem for one person so it could be what's making yours pop up screen overlay. Uninstall some apps like cm security, clean master or any other that has to be check marked for your phone to read to clean. This could resolve your problem.
    09-04-2016 12:12 AM
  5. StephanieWaugh41's Avatar
    Hey everyone Thats having this problem. What I did was when it took me to the settings page where it has the apps to select yes or no like for example when it ask you to turn it off and has the option cancel or settings go to the setting like if you was going to change it and go into the top right corner where the 3....dots are and select it and it will say reset app preferences and select it and it will put all the apps back the way they were. Thats what I did and it fixed my problem of overlay screen view! All phones may be different to get into where it says reset app preferences but look for that and reset it. I hope that helped.
    09-04-2016 01:13 AM
  6. Gbsa's Avatar
    I uninstalled an app called screen filter. That got rid of the overlay problem
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    09-04-2016 07:10 AM
  7. Lisa moore16's Avatar
    Picked up S7 Edge yesterday and had same problem. Unchecked all the apps under. Application Manager/more/applications that can appear on top. worked for me
    09-04-2016 12:10 PM
  8. akouki123'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.
    Thanks a lot sir, your advice solved my long headache with this stupid alert ... much appreciated !!!
    09-10-2016 09:53 AM
  9. Siddhant Naik1's Avatar
    You can visit this, it helped me

    09-15-2016 11:17 AM
  10. BatLiz's Avatar
    Was having the same issue on my gs6. Uninstalled my dm battery saver and cleaner, turned off all the apps in the screen overlay list (system ones included), and reset all applications back to default. It allowed me to grant one app some permissions then the error returned shortly after.

    I went in and checked my display settings and realized I had my screen mode set to adaptive display for optimal coloring and changed it to basic. That seems to have done it, but it's disappointing I can't use that setting...
    09-18-2016 11:38 AM
  11. JM_Thomas's Avatar
    Having this overlay issue on my Samsung tablet and a search led me here for a possible answer.

    Why in the name of all reason can't Google make this stuff work, without hiccups, BEFORE releasing it to the general public? Don't they real-life field test before deployment, or do they just rely on the end user to be the test dummy?

    I actually like my Samsung Android tablet but, this is one of the many reasons why I am loath to go to Android for a new phone. Hate the UI crashing/issues and battery drain. Currently on Windows 10 Mobile for my ATIV SE.

    If Verizon Wireless doesn't get a new Windows-based phone soon, I am looking at having to get an Android phone for work which I really don't want just because of these stupid issues. Our IT department will no accept Iphones, which is no big deal as I hate Apple to begin with.
    09-19-2016 02:15 PM
  12. Brendan Stevenson'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. (This 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?
    I'm having the same issue that answer should resolve but I'm using a galaxy s7 edge and I don't have the gear icon, help!!
    09-22-2016 04:33 PM
  13. Richard_B9's Avatar
    Simple overlay of Facebook message bubbles will cause this too. Which is slightly surprising.
    09-22-2016 04:38 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue that answer should resolve but I'm using a galaxy s7 edge and I don't have the gear icon, help!!
    Welcome to Android Central! Does your phone's system settings menu have a search function? If so, search for "draw over" or "screen overlay," and see if you can find the option.
    09-22-2016 04:56 PM
  15. mayotech34's Avatar
    I have this accessibility shortcut on my screen and i cant manage to remove it *lg g4 btw
    09-23-2016 11:47 PM
  16. maverick786us's Avatar
    I am facing a similar issue with my mom's Galaxy S6 edge, one ******* application caused this whole mess. I removed that application, followed these steps

    https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-fi...detected-error

    To disable what they asked for, but it didn't work. WTF
    09-25-2016 02:35 AM
  17. taniavelez48'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.
    Dude, I really appreciate just being on what He'll over lay means and WHAT it is. There are baby boomers that are really trying to get it. So thank you.
    09-29-2016 03:43 PM
  18. jesterpaul'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!
    Even safe mode won't stop this annoying issue her on my Oneplus one. Already turned ambient dispkayb off, disabled drawing over other apps for every app that had this enabled, have no pux adjustment apps installed, but I STILL get this error
    10-02-2016 11:37 PM
  19. Nicole F8's Avatar
    When you see that message pop up, follow the prompt to go to settings & turn off the overlay for all apps in the list, this solved the issue for me. I don't want my apps to overlay other apps anyways so no issues there. Hope this helped.
    My new s7 is doing the same thing and I can't find any option that allows me to turn off the overlay. I've even force stopped a few apps hoping that will fix it but it hasn't. I can't send or save pictures or videos on Facebook, Twitter, or Google.
    10-04-2016 04:28 PM
  20. The_1_true_AnT's Avatar
    I have an LG Stylo 2plus, running 6.0.1 w/newest update cpl weeks ago. I'm getting same problem with the screen overlays as everyone else. Except I don't even have Clean Master installed. So I guess that makes me S.O.L., or what? I turned developer opt on and off and back on. I have so many apps with overlays on and off. However everyone that has them turned on, if I select one to try and turn them off, when I dbl click on app the permission switch is greyed out. So anyone else have any good ideas? This is killing me. Pls, don't tell me that my only option is to go through and shut off ea. App then restart for each and every one. That will take days.
    10-08-2016 06:11 PM
  21. KeepItReal's Avatar
    I helped someone who had downloaded a weather app the put a little bubble on the front screen (hence the term overlay...). Removed the app, removed the problem.
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    10-08-2016 06:34 PM
  22. Gbsa's Avatar
    Screen filter app was causing my screen overlay problem.
    10-09-2016 07:29 AM
  23. Sydia's Avatar


    Screen overlays are things created by one app that cover part or all of screen while another app is in the foreground. Example is Twilight app to reduce blue light at night to help you prepare for sleep....it applies an overlay on top of everything else to tint the screen.. In addition to apps that tint the screen, apps that put buttons or indicators floating on top of everything else are using overlays.

    You can imagine it may be dangerous for android to allow you to to change a sensitive setting while an overlay is active because you may be clicking on something different than what you think you are clicking on (if the overlaying app is malicious and trying to trick you). Therefore to improve security, android doesn't allow you to change sensitive settings while an active overlay is detected.

    So you need to identify the app applying the overlay:
    * using app permissions settings described above for clues..
    * also check recent apps and apps using memory and especially dev options/running programs for clues...
    * it is narrowed down to apps with that overlay permission that are currently running a service.

    Turn off the overlay FROM WITHIN THE APP THAT CREATED THE OVERLAY.

    Once all overlays are disabled, you can adjust settings however you want. You can at that point also adjust permissions to deny overlay permission to the offending app if you are not satisfied with the controls within the app or the trustworthiness of the app.
    Thank you for this, it turned out to be my OneDrive app, I headed over to my developer options and went into running programs, went through a few apps and saw this one app (one drive) running 4 processes at once, one being always on. Stopped all process and voila! everything works great S7 Edge
    10-12-2016 02:06 AM
  24. Max Harris2's Avatar
    When you see that message pop up, follow the prompt to go to settings & turn off the overlay for all apps in the list, this solved the issue for me. I don't want my apps to overlay other apps anyways so no issues there. Hope this helped.
    When I tried looking for the app that was doing it there was nothing to be found, just the default Google apps
    10-14-2016 01:42 AM
  25. Amit Saharan'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.

    Help!
    Thanks in advance
    Go and allow storage in permission manager for the vr app... all will work fine

    Worked in s7 edge
    10-18-2016 03:23 AM
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