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  1. Mtn1963's Avatar
    )how do I unlock pemissions
    04-14-2017 01:11 PM
  2. n777lt's Avatar
    Oh my -this has been driving me crazy for 3 days, and I'm out of town and the "screen overlay detected" pop up was making Waze and Audible inoperable!! Tried all the relevant suggestions (I have a Samsung S6) - changing the settings in Applications turning off the overlay for all apps didn't help, Don't have any of the Cheetah Mobile apps complained of above, etc. etc.

    Finally noticed a mention of turning off auto brightness. So I did. I also realized that ES Task Manager persisted in offering its quick access function (swiping from the corner gives you access to a customized quick menu of apps -- AND IT IS AN OVERLAY) even when it had been denied pop-up permissions. So I deleted ES Task Manager.

    Rebooted. Phone seems fine! I'll do a little more experimenting to see which is the culprit (voting for ES Task Manager, which I only implemented a few days ago).
    04-30-2017 09:56 AM
  3. Shannag67's Avatar
    I'm having the screen overlay problem also! Can't move my pictures!
    05-04-2017 03:14 AM
  4. russp41's Avatar
    Having the same issue trying to use WhatsApp on an LG G4. Uninstalled ES File Manager and that seems to have fixed the problem. Re-installed ES File Manager after getting WhatsApp to work and all seems well so far.
    05-12-2017 10:28 AM
  5. horsecharles's Avatar
    Quickest solution:
    Boot into Safe Mode- then you can do anything needed, no Settings option will be grayed out.
    For example:
    During install an app requested some permission or access that you weren't able to grant...and basically ignored( because of that Screen Overlay error message).
    In safe mode you can grant that app anything...Location(oftentimes it's this), Draw Over Other Apps, etc....whatever the specific app needs. No need to disable anything @ other apps.
    Just reboot and...as you were.
    07-22-2017 02:59 PM
  6. Inoka Wijewardhana's Avatar
    Has anyone got this error message? I'm trying to share a photo via facebook and whether from my gallery app or from facebook. It asks if I want to give FB access to my storage. I say yes. It says "Screen overlay detected- To change this permission setting you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps"

    I do that but nothing works. Whether it says NO by FB's Screen Overlay allowed, or YES - it still just directs me in this endless loops. Have tried reboots and nothing. Anybody else experiencing anything similar?
    Uninstall all of your file manager apps. This worked for me...
    08-28-2017 10:17 PM
  7. KenBest's Avatar
    Same here. This was bugging the hell out of me for the past two days.

    Thank you, removing Cheeta File Manager works for me!
    09-02-2017 06:48 PM
  8. BrandonBELB365's Avatar
    The culprit on my ZTE Avid Trio was ES File Explorer, which I din't understand since it only started happening today and I've had es on my phone for months.
    09-07-2017 01:36 AM
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