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  1. Lucas Hoggard's Avatar
    Ma'am,
    You are probably the smartest and most awesome woman I have read from today. Thanks you, so very helpful. One click and done. Awesome sauce
    07-29-2016 08:35 AM
  2. Goddess422's Avatar
    Any other suggestions please?
    07-29-2016 12:42 PM
  3. dirteedees's Avatar
    Ok so it's not just clean master i had a set of app under the name DU. One for my battery one for apps, and one for anti virus. I deleted all 3 of them restarted my phone and *poof* no more turn off of overlay alert boxes. so I recommend deleting any "optimization" apps any of you have and rebooting your phone.
    07-30-2016 03:49 AM
  4. Shadowfax5241's Avatar
    Did not work
    07-31-2016 05:35 PM
  5. Chris1098's Avatar
    Somehow I've managed to get two screen overlays on my phone. They are smaller semi-grayed out copies of the real screen. There is also a thin white line at the top of the screen telling the sizes of the overlays. I have uninstalled almost every app on my phone even though I don't have anything that I installed right before this happened. I have also gone through almost every setting (I say almost because there's always one more on this phone not because I didn't get every last one I know about.)
    I'm going in for a knee replacement on Monday and then to rehap and I'd like to have a USABLE phone if they let me have it - they will at rehap at least (I think).
    Anyone know how I shot myself in the foot?

    Thanks!
    Delete Clean Master! It worked for me
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    08-01-2016 03:14 AM
  6. vgenee808's Avatar
    Best answer for me was to turn off the CM (Clean Master)
    Thanks a bunch!
    08-01-2016 12:59 PM
  7. Catherine Pickering's Avatar
    Okay, after going through this and that. I simply closed the Facebook Messenger Chats that I had open. Once I did that, I stopped getting the overlay issues message. I turned on permissions for the app I was trying to use. Now I have to figure out how to go back and turn off the developer mode.
    08-01-2016 11:15 PM
  8. Edi M1's Avatar
    I fixed it by opening 'Clean master' > click on the right bottom corner 'Me' > 'Settings' > disable iSwipe under iSwipe > 'iSwipe Settings' to off.
    This worked perfect for me. Thanks a lot!
    08-02-2016 08:03 AM
  9. Bigmikeyt's Avatar
    After following all the solutions here (short of the factory reset and uninstalling the Clean Master apps (don't have any)) I'm still having issues with this screen overlay. I'm just trying to access a pdf of my credit card statements, and I can't open them because in order to do so I have to give all the permissions to the Google Drive pdf viewer, and before I do that, I have to "turn off screen overlay." Nothing seems to be working. Please help! I don't want to factory reset. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge.
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    I had the same issues, I was able to fix it by removing the battery doctor app and an app for cleaning out old files.
    08-02-2016 06:29 PM
  10. Jobett's Avatar
    Hey,
    I really need help...can't get to access any app on my phone....says I have to turn off overlay settings...can't find where that is...my phone is a edge6S
    08-03-2016 10:33 PM
  11. arash zamani's Avatar
    Hi

    You have to find the app that is appearing on top, and that's the only way I could turn the app overlay off. Mine was a bandwidth meter gadget called data usage monitor that always showed the current bandwidth and was always on top.

    Look for anything that is always on top like calendars, usage monitors and stuff like that.

    I have a brand new S7 edge and after disabling the floating widget everything is back to normal and I can use Whatsapp like before.

    Hope this helps
    08-04-2016 10:12 PM
  12. Mark Prucnal's Avatar
    If you have Omni swipe disable or remove it
    08-05-2016 10:42 PM
  13. MelSan's Avatar
    After the LG G4 update on Friday I had this issue with several apps. I spent 3 hours at the verizon store today luckily with a very patient person. He finally found that the clean master app was the problem. After hours of trying to fix it and being on the phone with several different customer support people he saw the clean master and said I bet this caused a virus. He deleted it and sure enough, my pictures, calendar and mail were working correctly. They were not opening and saying that I hate overlays being detected. I would try and fix it and it would just keep looping back to the overlay detected screen. If you have a cleaning app delete it, restart your phone and see if everything works again.
    Thank Goodness! This was it! WHEW! It was the DU Battery app on my Galaxy S7. Uninstalled and now Google calendar app works. Thanks so much! Not sure if I installed or if it came with the phone.
    08-06-2016 10:44 AM
  14. Brury Sartana1's Avatar
    After searching for sooooo loooong and reverting to factory settings after going too and fro from all the apps to settings for hours reading all the comments on google doing everything in the end uninstalling Clean master and restarting did the trick for me.

    Thanks.
    It works ! Thanks !
    08-06-2016 11:26 PM
  15. Lyes Samar's Avatar
    Thank you very much for sharing the information .
    Much appreciated .
    the Fix is to remove Clean Matster
    08-07-2016 06:59 PM
  16. Lisa Marie 89's Avatar
    Jeez what a pain. It shouldn't be so difficult but what ended up working for me in the end was getting rid of "game tools"

    I had tried some of the other stuff mentioned and don't have any clean master stuff so if you're in my boat and have game tools on that may be the problem for you too
    08-08-2016 01:06 AM
  17. e-mom's Avatar
    Thank you. It was clean master for me. It is now uninstalled!
    08-08-2016 02:16 AM
  18. Isaak Elias's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you show us screenshots? http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html

    Are these screen overlays static, or is there constantly changing data associated with them? It might be a Developer Option that you turned on somehow. Go to Settings>Developer Options, and see if anything there is checked on. Uncheck them, or just turn off Developer Options. Do those things disappear?
    I tried all those things and they don't work
    08-08-2016 01:55 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I tried all those things and they don't work
    There's been quite a lot of discussion since my post--are you saying you've tried what everyone else on this thread has talked about?
    08-08-2016 04:12 PM
  20. sdcatdaily's Avatar
    I tried all those things and they don't work
    Hi all, new to the forum but just found another solution to this as well.

    If, like me, the developer option solution did not work for you, try this:

    Settings>Applications>Application Manager>More>Draw Over Other Apps

    Turn off all third party apps, (other than the one you are attempting to use) such as emoji keyboards ot anything that could take priority from the very front of the screen.

    Hope this helps
    08-09-2016 01:35 PM
  21. va ka's Avatar
    WOW. After researching this for days, "Clean Master" was the issue!!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    08-09-2016 01:54 PM
  22. Richard Desnoyers's Avatar
    Thanks for the great information. Solved my problem.

    Richard Desnoyers
    08-10-2016 10:11 AM
  23. garif's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S7 & tried everything listed above, and either I didn’t have the app or feature the person was talking about, or it simply didn’t work. Started thinking I should have bought an IPhone. But I hit upon the solution!
    Go to settings>Applications>Application Manager> and I proceeded to open each application (except for various system apps that came with the phone, and force stop each, except for the one I was trying to make a change to. Opened the app, and made the change easily. Not the most efficient use of my time, but it worked! Good luck!
    08-11-2016 08:48 AM
  24. Jajblueboy's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S7 & tried everything listed above, and either I didn’t have the app or feature the person was talking about, or it simply didn’t work. Started thinking I should have bought an IPhone. But I hit upon the solution!
    Go to settings>Applications>Application Manager> and I proceeded to open each application (except for various system apps that came with the phone, and force stop each, except for the one I was trying to make a change to. Opened the app, and made the change easily. Not the most efficient use of my time, but it worked! Good luck!

    Hi, im using huawei P9lite, i am having this same problem. I dont have any CM app to remove. I also off the developer option. But nothing changed. Pls some body help me to get rid of it.
    08-11-2016 11:31 AM
  25. Jajblueboy's Avatar
    After following all the solutions here (short of the factory reset and uninstalling the Clean Master apps (don't have any)) I'm still having issues with this screen overlay. I'm just trying to access a pdf of my credit card statements, and I can't open them because in order to do so I have to give all the permissions to the Google Drive pdf viewer, and before I do that, I have to "turn off screen overlay." Nothing seems to be working. Please help! I don't want to factory reset. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge.
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    Hi, im using huawei P9lite, i am having this same problem. I dont have any CM app to remove. I also off the developer option. But nothing changed. Pls some body help me to get rid of it.
    08-11-2016 11:33 AM
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