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  1. margieKat'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!
    Yumimoody and Gerald Bailey like this.
    09-27-2014 07:42 PM
  2. B. Diddy'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?
    margieKat likes this.
    09-27-2014 08:24 PM
  3. margieKat's Avatar
    Developer option is a good thought. I'll run that down before bothering you any more. Just to answer your question though, the two "overlays" are grayed exact copies of the screen currently in use. I can see the exact same changes to both overlays that I see on the main screen. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks!

    Update - I got crazy trying to find which developer setting I needed to reset. Developer options are not so easy to find oh this model. I ended up doing a factory reset and restore from a backup done just a short while ago. Interestingly, the restore did not restore the "overlays".
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-27-2014 10:37 PM
  4. margieKat's Avatar
    This can be closed Backup, set to factory defaults, restore and I'm pretty much back. Thanks for the support!

    margieKat
    09-28-2014 06:46 PM
  5. itnishantha's Avatar
    setting---> Developer option-->simulate secondory display-->off
    02-24-2015 12:40 PM
  6. Mike Sexton1's Avatar
    I had the same thing happen....however when i went to look for Developer Options it was no where to be found....Finally I found an article telling me how..../////.settings....more......about device......build number.....tap 7 times.....turn off developer options........overlays disappeared.....only took me about 4 hours for find this solution.....good luck
    05-14-2015 11:33 AM
  7. David Michael2's Avatar
    I had the same thing happen....however when i went to look for Developer Options it was no where to be found....Finally I found an article telling me how..../////.settings....more......about device......build number.....tap 7 times.....turn off developer options........overlays disappeared.....only took me about 4 hours for find this solution.....good luck
    That is happening to me to but there is no option to turn dev settings off, help?
    06-02-2015 08:01 AM
  8. Joel Nichols's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my HTC One. I finally figured it out. What I had to do is. - settings - developer options - advanced - simulate secondary displays - then select none. Hope this helps!
    07-06-2015 08:44 PM
  9. Peter Flag's Avatar
    i cant even click the screen
    03-08-2016 07:35 AM
  10. cigta's Avatar
    How do I get to the option to turn screen overlay off for my checkin location for facebook.
    04-16-2016 07:21 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How do I get to the option to turn screen overlay off for my checkin location for facebook.
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm not sure your issue is the same as the OP's. I suggest creating a new thread for your question, and consider posting a screenshot of what you mean: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html
    04-16-2016 08:16 PM
  12. Shandyd'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?

    If you have a blue light filter, shut it off and the problem goes away.
    06-25-2016 03:21 PM
  13. Joel Simon's Avatar
    I had the same thing happen....however when i went to look for Developer Options it was no where to be found....Finally I found an article telling me how..../////.settings....more......about device......build number.....tap 7 times.....turn off developer options........overlays disappeared.....only took me about 4 hours for find this solution.....good luck
    Thank you, this was my same predicament, however finally finding the developer options and turning them off, overlays are still being detected...completely lost now
    07-09-2016 03:11 PM
  14. ahansen6'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.
    Amit Patekar and MelSan like this.
    07-10-2016 10:16 PM
  15. Amit Patekar's Avatar
    Thank you , you save me many hours of debugging, I was facing this issue from last 2 days and was searching for solution. After uninstalling "Clean Master" which i was using from years, it solved the problem.
    07-11-2016 10:44 AM
  16. Noiram's Avatar
    yeah, worked for me after trying everything else... you juts need to remove all the CM apps and the screen overlay will vanish finally
    07-13-2016 11:06 PM
  17. Rannaru'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.
    07-14-2016 03:06 PM
  18. Deagan1337'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.
    07-16-2016 08:14 AM
  19. Wastewon's Avatar
    Thank you that works
    07-16-2016 10:52 PM
  20. Bedford-Tigger's Avatar
    OK quick update. I removed all Cheetah apps. I got around screen overlay loop. I also have blue screen set to inactive.
    Verizon had me try safe mode 1st but this maybe easier work around.
    07-21-2016 03:18 PM
  21. Jase Tipton'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 don't have developer options on my galaxy s7
    07-23-2016 11:25 AM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    Settings - about phone. Tap on the build number 7 times
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-23-2016 11:52 AM
  23. zkmurphy1's Avatar
    *****THIS IS THE SOLUTION!!!!******
    I tried EVERYTHING suggested, but nothing worked until I DELETED KEEPSAFE. I restarted my phone and the screen overlay issue was immediately solved.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-24-2016 11:43 PM
  24. 19john57's Avatar
    7/24/2016 T-Mobile sent a marshmallow upgrade to my Galaxy S5. After the upgrade I couldn't make changes or open certain apps , I kept getting turn off screen overlay. @ hours on the phone between T-Mobile and Samsung..... uninstalled clean master and it solved the problem. Actually I solved it and relayed the message to them.........
    07-25-2016 08:23 AM
  25. Goddess422'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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    07-27-2016 11:47 PM
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