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  1. 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.
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    07-26-2016 05:02 AM
  2. Kshitij Rawal's Avatar
    Uninstalled Clean Master on One plus One (Marshmallow)...
    I worked!!! Thanks a lot.
    07-27-2016 02:34 AM
  3. 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 02:42 AM
  4. 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 03:02 PM
  5. 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.
    07-28-2016 12:31 AM
  6. Alex Dake's Avatar
    I jave the same phone and problem. I hate it and am very frustrated. Did you solve it yet?
    07-28-2016 12:40 AM
  7. LiliTexas's Avatar
    Thanks so much. It was my issue too. That has become an ever increasingly annoying app.
    07-28-2016 07:59 PM
  8. 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
    Frustrating
    07-29-2016 07:45 AM
  9. 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 05:34 PM
  10. 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 06:22 PM
  11. 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.

    Help!
    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.
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    07-30-2016 08:54 PM
  12. Chip Benson's Avatar
    Hair genius my culprit was also Clean Master. Thank you
    07-31-2016 12:48 PM
  13. 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 08:08 PM
  14. 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 02:37 AM
  15. 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 11:08 PM
  16. coldplay_8's Avatar
    uninstalling clean master worked thanks so much
    08-05-2016 01:24 AM
  17. 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 02:12 AM
  18. 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 06:15 AM
  19. Michael Ball II's Avatar
    The easiest fix, only full fix, I have found is as follows. When the screen overlay screen opens in settings, just turn everything marked on to off. Which by the way is the only thing you can do on this screen. Since I did all my apps, even the ones that weren't working, are working as they should. Hope this helps someone.
    StephanieWaugh41 likes this.
    08-07-2016 12:28 AM
  20. ogilvie69's Avatar
    Power off. Reboot into safe mode. Alter allowed permissions in safe mode. Reboot. Bingo! Problem solved. This is the only procedure which worked on my S7edge.
    StephanieWaugh41 and seancojr like this.
    08-07-2016 08:41 AM
  21. Xavier Garcia'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.
    Worked on my Note 4 also thanks!
    08-10-2016 03:46 AM
  22. Sina Baghali's Avatar
    Hi
    I have found an easy solution for this after turning off all the apps listed in overlay error. Enable auto rotation then go to settings>application mannagement and fund your app go to permission section and rotate your phone 90 degrees afterwards you would be able to turn on all the permissions you need.
    08-10-2016 06:43 AM
  23. At least2016's Avatar
    My phone is a LG K10 and it says that I have a screen overlay . What can I do??
    08-13-2016 03:17 PM
  24. wonkeye's Avatar
    Have spent most of the day reading forums since this happened to my Note 4 today! Having read this review I disabled the Side Key Panel as suggested and "Hey Presto"!

    Worked on my Note 4 too, many many thanks!
    StephanieWaugh41 likes this.
    08-14-2016 11:43 AM
  25. FreeSyrian's Avatar
    The easiest fix, only full fix, I have found is as follows. When the screen overlay screen opens in settings, just turn everything marked on to off. Which by the way is the only thing you can do on this screen. Since I did all my apps, even the ones that weren't working, are working as they should. Hope this helps someone.
    I did as you said,but nothing changed. Ialso removed Clean Master only facebook messanger succeded but Whatsup failed to enable me change my profil photo!
    08-16-2016 11:09 AM
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