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  1. idiotekniques'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?
    11-14-2015 07:49 PM
  2. JoeNM84's Avatar
    I don't use FB's app, but maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling? Reboot your phone?
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    11-14-2015 08:36 PM
  3. cdd543's Avatar
    Yes I had this issue. It was caused by Lux app controlling screen brightness.
    11-15-2015 01:44 AM
  4. mrrogers1's Avatar
    You have to turn off the screen overlay for ALL the apps in that list when you get the error message and go to the page. Once they are all, you can give Fb permissions and then you can go back to the overlay screen and enable those apps that were set to yes. I have found that some apps just don't work without overlay enabled I'm not entirely sure why it's like this BUT I sure hope it gets fixed or made easier to do. It's nothing to actually do with "Fb" permissions on that page... it's weird.
    11-17-2015 10:52 PM
  5. bel_coeur's Avatar
    I have the same issue. Whether it's the Facebook or Twitter mobile app or through the browser. A friend said I'll have to do a factory reset. But i don't think i should have to. But how do you turn off the screen overlay? I don't see anything saying turn screen overlay on or off. Running stock Android 6 on T-Mobile.
    12-01-2015 07:00 PM
  6. bel_coeur's Avatar
    So I called Motorola. They were able to help & fix my issue with the 'screen overlay detected.' The tech said in the settings for 'Draw Over Other Apos' to select yes for all. Power off the device. Power back on. And it solved the issue. Hope that helps others.
    12-01-2015 08:39 PM
  7. Jessica0608's Avatar
    I kept getting the same message, I turned off the bluelight filter app and was able to make the changes I wanted to make.
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    05-05-2016 08:04 PM
  8. Rishikesh Patil1's Avatar
    After switching off twilight app tht I use for auto light effect I was able to change the permissions for all the apps.
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    06-10-2016 09:37 PM
  9. Rckfsh69's Avatar
    I have the same issue. LG. It didn't start until this latest system update I received yesterday. I don't have any screen filters. It just puts you in a loop with no solution. Changing the settings where the popup takes you does nothing. Not only can I not upload or open photos but I can't change permissions on any app. It's effecting more apps than fb, etc. It's really getting old.
    07-09-2016 04:41 AM
  10. Joebee879's Avatar
    I have the same issue. LG. It didn't start until this latest system update I received yesterday. I don't have any screen filters. It just puts you in a loop with no solution. Changing the settings where the popup takes you does nothing. Not only can I not upload or open photos but I can't change permissions on any app. It's effecting more apps than fb, etc. It's really getting old.
    Same issue here Rckfsh... LG G4. Cant do a thing with it.
    Kristin Drysdale likes this.
    07-09-2016 11:37 AM
  11. SRFast's Avatar
    I encounter this issue with the Velis Auto Brightness app on my nVIDIA Shield K1 tablet. At first I used to uninstall the app and then reinstall it to get around the problem. I found that I can either turn off the app or do a 'forced stop" in Settings/Apps to prevent the app from affecting the installation of other apps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Nexus 6P+Nougat +Project Fi
    07-10-2016 04:37 AM
  12. bonerp's Avatar
    Lux screen brightness caused my issues. Uninstalled. All ok.
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    07-14-2016 09:02 AM
  13. Jodene Cummings's Avatar
    You have to turn off the screen overlay for ALL the apps in that list when you get the error message and go to the page. Once they are all, you can give Fb permissions and then you can go back to the overlay screen and enable those apps that were set to yes. I have found that some apps just don't work without overlay enabled I'm not entirely sure why it's like this BUT I sure hope it gets fixed or made easier to do. It's nothing to actually do with "Fb" permissions on that page... it's weird.
    I'm having this issue too but I've already tried turning everything off even system apps but it still tells me screen overlay detected. Nothing I've tried will fix it and a lot of my apps are giving me this error now. I don't have Twilight or anything like that, at least not that I know of. My phone did a system update yesterday and now I'm having this problem. Help!! Please.
    07-15-2016 12:57 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    I'm having this issue too but I've already tried turning everything off even system apps but it still tells me screen overlay detected. Nothing I've tried will fix it and a lot of my apps are giving me this error now. I don't have Twilight or anything like that, at least not that I know of. My phone did a system update yesterday and now I'm having this problem. Help!! Please.
    Hello Jodene, welcome to the forums. Do you have File Manager or any other app by Cheetah Mobile (CM) installed in your phone? Many users with a similar problem managed to fix it after uninstalling any CM app.
    07-15-2016 01:32 PM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    My phone did a system update yesterday and now I'm having this problem.
    It would be rather strange for a system update to cause this issue. You could reboot into Safe Mode and see if the problem goes away - if it does then some 3rd party app is causing that behavior.
    Kristin Drysdale likes this.
    07-15-2016 03:31 PM
  16. Jessica Sullivan's Avatar
    I just got the update, and had the same problem. I think I fixed it by resetting app preferences then restarting the phone. I've had to allow apps to access things that they already had access to before the update; but I haven't had the "screen overlay detected" pop up again

    I have a LG G4
    Kristin Drysdale likes this.
    07-15-2016 07:57 PM
  17. naresh bodiga'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?
    It really works try to uninstall all cm app and restart your device it has accecepeble
    07-16-2016 07:43 AM
  18. GkneeFL's Avatar
    Just installed File Manager and no more "overlay detected" message. Thank you
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    07-16-2016 02:51 PM
  19. Mas Rizal's Avatar
    I'm having this issue too but I've already tried turning everything off even system apps but it still tells me screen overlay detected. Nothing I've tried will fix it and a lot of my apps are giving me this error now. I don't have Twilight or anything like that, at least not that I know of. My phone did a system update yesterday and now I'm having this problem. Help!! Please.
    Same with me 😥
    Kristin Drysdale likes this.
    07-17-2016 03:49 AM
  20. JeBe4's Avatar
    Interesting I never seen this error message on my 6P, only my Priv.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-17-2016 08:18 PM
  21. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I ran in to this for the first time this weekend when I tried to change my picture in slack.
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    07-17-2016 09:44 PM
  22. camwise's Avatar
    I had the exact same problem which was caused by a File Manager issue, removed the File Manager software, and it worked fine
    07-18-2016 01:55 PM
  23. Nick Hoggan's Avatar
    I Uninstalled file manger and light notification and solvec issue
    07-18-2016 03:27 PM
  24. eandros's Avatar
    I'm on a Samsung Note 5 and i have the same Screen Overlay issue - just a loop and nothing fixes it. Doesn't anyone know how to fix this? Nothing listed above has worked....I've tried everything applicable to me and my phone.
    07-20-2016 11:08 AM
  25. mveras1972's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Note 5 and I simply rebooted the phone. Problem solved at least for now. If I see it again, I will just reboot.
    Kristin Drysdale likes this.
    07-20-2016 04:05 PM
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