1. TaylorTots's Avatar
    I've read all the forums, or at least a large number of them with people having the same issues as me and I am not a step further from where I started 4 days ago when this happened.

    For example:
    *** Any time I attempt to open my gallery in my phone, it tells me..
    "Unable to open Gallery. Go to Settings > Permissions, then allow the following permissions and try again: Contacts, Calendar, Location."

    So, I click settings.

    *** It takes me to a page that says "Apps that can appear on top." I click the triple dot in the upper right corner to allow system apps to also be in this list.
    I scroll down and turn off every single app, allowing it to no longer "Appear on top"

    So, I try again, returning to my Gallery.
    ............Same problem.
    Well, alright, now I need to dig a little deeper.

    So I go to my app page and open up my Settings < Application Manager
    I find my Gallery.
    I click said Gallery.
    I scroll to where it says "Permissions"
    I click, and it takes me to a list of possible permissions for my gallery.

    *** No matter what I click, even after everything, I get yet ANOTHER error message saying "Screen Overlay Detected: To change this permission setting you have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps."


    Once again, I click "Open Settings"
    Immediately taking me back to the list of "Apps that can appear on top"
    *Reminder I turned off every single possible thing in the list in the beginning.

    From there, I am totally lost, I am in this never ending cycle of repeated instructions (And a very vague one at that)

    Someone please help me fix this, I haven't been able to play Pokemon GO in days.
    08-10-2016 12:26 PM
  2. superdough's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. WTF is going on Samsung. This new Update sucks.
    08-11-2016 08:59 AM
  3. Deereb's Avatar
    No answer.....just in the same boat with the screen overlay issue. ....very frustrated
    08-14-2016 10:07 PM
  4. Suz1993's Avatar
    Following as I'm having the same problem as soon as I updated my software. I even figured I'd just abandon Gallery app and use Photos but the same thing happens. So frustrating! Hoping someone has an answer soon.
    08-18-2016 09:32 AM
  5. Suz1993's Avatar
    I found the answer in another forum! At least it worked for me. I had my side panel turned on for one-handed operations. I turned off the side panel, restarted my phone and then clicked "yes" on everything in the gallery permissions pop-up (it allowed me to select yes after turning the side panel off). Hopefully there will be an update to the newest version soon so we can still use the side panel and gallery....
    08-18-2016 09:38 AM
  6. Josh Judge's Avatar
    Bloody hell that worked! My GOD this was driving me insane. Thanks for that input.

    I found the answer in another forum! At least it worked for me. I had my side panel turned on for one-handed operations. I turned off the side panel, restarted my phone and then clicked "yes" on everything in the gallery permissions pop-up (it allowed me to select yes after turning the side panel off). Hopefully there will be an update to the newest version soon so we can still use the side panel and gallery....
    08-20-2016 02:06 PM
  7. Mina 4's Avatar
    I found the answer in another forum! At least it worked for me. I had my side panel turned on for one-handed operations. I turned off the side panel, restarted my phone and then clicked "yes" on everything in the gallery permissions pop-up (it allowed me to select yes after turning the side panel off). Hopefully there will be an update to the newest version soon so we can still use the side panel and gallery....
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    I had a same problem...and nobody in store can help it. Finally i tried your way and it is WORKED....thank you.
    09-23-2016 05:46 AM
  8. garthwright's Avatar
    Followed your advice. It did nothing. Problem remains.
    01-05-2017 04:19 AM

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