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  1. James Guynn's Avatar
    Most people can't understand how bad it messes you up unless they have the same problem and probably don't really care cause they are tired of hearing it and not having an answer for them so that's why I am asking anyone in the community forums everywhere I can to find some logic to it and how to fix it. I been spending close to 8-9 hrs a day looking and having to buy data 3 times a month or more usually but I can't keep going much longer. I need to be able to use what I purchased. It's like you can get a burger but not allowed to take the paper off to eat it.
    12-18-2016 10:09 AM
  2. James Guynn's Avatar
    It's definitely in the OS. I have no apps other than what came with my Phoenix 2 and it does the same thing, went to each app to turn it off & alot did but some will not let you change the overlay since they are greyed out and toggle won't work. It was done this way due to the pay by Android features but no one will admit it so far. My straight talk phone does not have this problem and you can store apps on the SD card on it too but not the 6.0 Marshmallow. Why hive you the option to put in a 32 GB SD card if you can't put anything but pics on it. Kinda like giving you a storage shed that you can only put trash in instead of tools
    12-18-2016 10:28 AM
  3. James Guynn's Avatar
    Mine is called full screen and didn't have it until the last update and it can't be uninstalled. I did what the fellow said about resetting app preference and it worked for a little while but it changes all your apps and settings you've set and a pain to go back through and fix back just to have it pop up again so I guess you have to go through all that just to change a apps permission.
    12-18-2016 10:50 AM
  4. James Guynn's Avatar
    There is an easier way to do the same thing without having to reset all apps , permissions and delete the apps data , go to apps and if you know or have an idea which one is causing it, even if it's clean master, you don't have to uninstall it just delete the apps data it has gathered off your phone it won't delete the actual app itselfs data but the data it has acquired and resets the app to its original form as it was before it was used. Then after you finish doing what you need you can use the cleaning app again, just will need to do it each time you get the overlay message but better than uninstall and reinstall or resetting everything. If you don't know exactly which apps causing the problem I got three words that helped me, " trail and error" good luck. You will need that cleaning app as the device memory will fill up fast since not allowed to put apps on your SD card
    12-18-2016 11:35 AM
  5. 88merlin's Avatar
    i turned ALL my overlay settings to no, and even rebooted. can't change app permissions and still over 1/2 my apps don't allow access to run. extremely unhappy and don't see any hope on the horizon from Google.
    12-18-2016 09:56 PM
  6. darshancooray's Avatar
    Hi, Go to Settings > Apps > Click app setting Icon > Click with the App Preference > Turn off all the apps
    If any single app is on Screen overlay will be displayed
    12-20-2016 03:45 AM
  7. Lucy Lulu Vega's Avatar
    S7 Edge, same issues, but when I follow to turn it off it's not highlighted so can't make any changes no matter what I try. If it's turned on can't turn off & if it's turned on same. And they're not system apps, which is so much more frustrating, because any of those I can change without an issue. But since I was not sure at the time, how or what this was used for I didn't want to change anything. Just tossed the apps giving me the problem. Because like others my phone would freeze up but then I couldn't even turn off because of pop up in the middle of screen, no matter how many times I hit OK, would immediately pop right back up. This back & fort goes on for 20-30 min as my phone is now overheating. Worst part is, all this started the next day after purchasing this brand new phone. Can't believe it. What is going on with Samsung?
    12-23-2016 11:17 PM
  8. New leaf dada's Avatar
    I am trying to post a picture on Facebook and it asks me to let Facebook access my gallery and I say yes but when I click yes it says overlay detected. What do I do If I have an Alcatel pixix 4?
    12-31-2016 07:54 PM
  9. Daddyswitlgirl1111's Avatar
    What I ended up having to do was go to settings, display, screen mode and then change from Adaptive display to one of the other modes like AMOLED cinema or photo, then I had to restart my phone for the changes to be read by the app. After that the app worked fine. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
    01-04-2017 02:16 PM
  10. Daddyswitlgirl1111's Avatar
    This Samsung phone has nothing that says overlay in it so a user can have no idea what this means or how to find it. Use the search it finds nothing. There is nothing labeled OVERLAY anywhere I can find in the S7.
    01-04-2017 02:18 PM
  11. Daddyswitlgirl1111's Avatar
    S7 Edge, same issues, but when I follow to turn it off it's not highlighted so can't make any changes no matter what I try. If it's turned on can't turn off & if it's turned on same. And they're not system apps, which is so much more frustrating, because any of those I can change without an issue. But since I was not sure at the time, how or what this was used for I didn't want to change anything. Just tossed the apps giving me the problem. Because like others my phone would freeze up but then I couldn't even turn off because of pop up in the middle of screen, no matter how many times I hit OK, would immediately pop right back up. This back & fort goes on for 20-30 min as my phone is now overheating. Worst part is, all this started the next day after purchasing this brand new phone. Can't believe it. What is going on with Samsung?
    Try settings - display- AMOLED cinema - and restarting your phone. Hope that helps you.
    01-04-2017 02:22 PM
  12. robtjohn's Avatar
    The culprit is clean master. Delete that app. Problem solved.
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    01-05-2017 08:58 AM
  13. lunta's Avatar
    I was also frustrated with this error message in my Samsung Galaxy S7. Many apps refused to work properly, if at all, complaining about "Screen overlay detected To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay in Settings > Apps."

    However, I couldn't disable the screen overlay, it remained always enabled. Fu**k!! One of the moments where I cursed Android and its stupid design issues. I started to miss my Lumia even more. Then I found that I really don't need to disable overlays, but instead find and uninstall an app that was causes the overlay issue. It was a perfectly legal phonebook app (fonecta caller https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tacaller&hl=fi) that made something nasty for Android, since after uninstalling it everything worked just fine.
    01-13-2017 09:04 AM
  14. androidtechhelp2017'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
    this basic all u have to do is go into ur setting for ur apps finds Knox and file manager apps clear the data and force stop the apps to by pass the screen overlay detached . turn off phone. u go to apps and enjoy.
    01-17-2017 03:13 PM
  15. androidtechhelp2017's Avatar
    to allow apps permissions they don't tell u but go into your setting and find the two apps call Knox and file manager clear data for both of them and force stop both apps and turn off phone . than it allow all permissions now and enjoys ur apps with no problems. the Knox is the problem on galaxy phone . it security updated.
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    01-17-2017 03:26 PM
  16. FallonRayArt's Avatar
    I just did the update on my s7 today and now I'm getting the same message, I have no idea how to make it stop. It won't let me post pics in messenger, says I have to turn off the screen overlay in system apps. But there's nowhere to go. I can't find anything.
    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.
    I'm glad it worked for you. I did this and now my phone keeps rebooting itself over and over. I think I'm going to have to do a factory reset. I'm going to lose a TON of things that I haven't backed up. I was here looking for a solution to the problem caused by resetting the screen overlay setting for all apps. My phone has gone crazy.
    01-17-2017 09:36 PM
  17. Rajinder Khanna's Avatar
    Hi, I am using Android marshmallow is on my device, but since last 3 days I am facing a problem " secreen overlay detected" due to this problem I cannot access any app, and unable to utilize my phone properly.

    Written to Android for help / fix the problem, but of no use, perhaps Android has no time to address the problem.

    This problem is being faced by many Android marshmallow users, it appears that Android has not tested the software properly and launched this is without homework.

    Any one can help me to resolve / fix this

    Thanks in advance

    Rajinder Khanna
    01-18-2017 12:07 AM
  18. Rajinder Khanna's Avatar
    It appears Android has not tested the OS marshmallow prior to its commercial launch, nor the Android is apparently doing nothing to sort out the problem inspite of repeated requests, many of marshmallow users are facing this problem
    01-18-2017 12:14 AM
  19. scottrjc'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.
    THANK YOU. It was clean master. Uninstalled it, problem solved.
    01-18-2017 08:25 AM
  20. sudhir10's Avatar
    Thank you sina bhagali
    01-19-2017 01:11 AM
  21. Jjenin'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

    Hi... just to update majority of this issue comes from the clean master (full ver). Soonest after u uninstalled it u're able to control your device/apps/screen overlays.

    Hope this could shorten your time searching n reading trailing comments.
    02-01-2017 09:59 AM
  22. rino alsyerazi's Avatar
    02-02-2017 12:40 AM
  23. Michelle Gibson's Avatar
    I get all that, but the app doesn't show up in the list of apps that can be turned on or off ...The overlay...That app is missing from the list. It's a dating site.
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    02-05-2017 12:48 PM
  24. rrcandroid's Avatar
    Hi there,

    2016 Samsung Galaxy S7, Shazam issue. Uninstalled Clean Master, tried Shazam and worked just fine then reinstalled Clean Master back which also seems to be working properly.
    Good luck everyone!
    02-08-2017 07:52 PM
  25. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I have Android 6.01 and have just encountered this frustrating overlay beast for the very first time. I tried the fixes that people have given but not having any luck, I never had a gear icon when the instructions said I should have one. I finally figured out that the screen overlay problem is my pen, I have an LG Stylo 2 Plus. When I turned off the pen's pop up screen option and rebooted my phone I was *finally* able to deposit the check I couldn't deposit using my phone because I was in an endless loop as well as someone mentioned they'd encountered. So, hope this helps someone.
    ManiacJoe and tismydroid like this.
    02-10-2017 03:30 PM
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