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  1. nwhitten's Avatar
    Can someone help me with this same issue on a Galaxy S5 Sport with Marshmallow OS??

    Thank you!!!!
    08-11-2016 10:42 AM
  2. bigmo555's Avatar
    Having this issue with my Note 4 on sprint with mm

    (Edit: problem resolved, see below)
    08-11-2016 12:35 PM
  3. Janice Scott1's Avatar
    Whoa! Thanks so much FredoMafia - you are a Godsend! Bit scary process - but it works! Thx again!
    08-11-2016 12:41 PM
  4. bigmo555's Avatar
    Ok, I figured it out. In settings .... Application Manager, click the 3 dots in the top right corner and select "Change system settings". Make sure that all of your apps are "on"
    08-11-2016 02:33 PM
  5. bigmo555's Avatar
    08-11-2016 02:35 PM
  6. mwaslick's Avatar
    removing clean master was the key for me - deleted it and no more annoying pop ups
    08-11-2016 04:25 PM
  7. flyboyKeene's Avatar
    Resetting my phone (Galaxy S7) did not help eliminate the super-annoying screen overlay issue. I finally realized it was the Data Manager app that I downloaded, which included the ability to show upload/download speeds at the top right corner of my phone. As soon as I force-stopped that app the screen overlay problem went away (doh! it should have been obvious). So anything showing on the screen from a downloaded app could be the problem for anyone else suffering from this.
    08-12-2016 09:49 AM
  8. Kiran Jangra's Avatar
    Hi !
    here is simple solution to screen overlay problem.

    Go to settings>applications>Application Manager>click on "More" at right upper corner>click on change system settings on pop-up window. this will open the page showing various applications. u can choose the one u wanna modify. Just enable the switch given in front of the apps... enjoy changing the settings
    08-13-2016 12:08 PM
  9. flyboyKeene's Avatar
    My problem was that neither the Data Manager app nor my banking app (which kept giving me the screen overlay warning) are in the list of apps that can be modified. That's what was so frustrating. Not until I figured out on my own which app was causing the screen overlay problem was I able to turn it off, which made the problem go away.
    08-13-2016 03:21 PM
  10. regine1990's Avatar
    Thank you so much! this help me a lot! Im pissed off of this always popping up.
    08-14-2016 02:23 AM
  11. wolf hja's Avatar
    Hi all: i have a few apps that trigger some odd "screen overlay" question and takes me to a selection page.

    i don't understand what this page does and why it's doing this annoying thing.

    may i ask if anyone else has experienced this please?

    i had the side key panel on ... when deactivating it worked
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    08-14-2016 03:41 AM
  12. bigmo555's Avatar
    Side key panel is another culprit
    08-14-2016 06:09 PM
  13. 133's Avatar
    I followed these steps exactly and now some apps are working like they should but some still arent and im getting quite frustrated. i cant figure out what is causing this because i dont have lux, any clean master apps, any apps by cheetah mobile or any data management apps except for the ones that come stock on the gs7
    08-15-2016 04:11 PM
  14. morrist1's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy S7 and I see the popup as well. Its under settings and application manager. In the upper right corner you will see a "MORE" option. Select that and you will see Draw over other apps. This is the overlay that you are getting prompts from. Once you select it, you will see the option to Enable it or disable it. From here you can unselect it or, go to each app you are getting prompts for and see if it's enabled. If it's something you don't want to overlay other apps, simply disable it. If you don't like the overlay feature on any apps, you can select "disable" at the top of the list. Hope this helps.

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    I was able to get to this location, but it does not give me the option to Disable or Enable such as you describe. Any other suggestions?
    08-15-2016 06:33 PM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    I was able to get to this location, but it does not give me the option to Disable or Enable such as you describe. Any other suggestions?
    Scroll down to lux and click the switch beside the item.
    08-15-2016 07:17 PM
  16. nshalaby's Avatar
    Thank you so much you helped me fix the problem that has been annoying me for couple of days and rhe service center told me i will lose all the data and they can not do anything about it, so thank you for your help a lot you saved over 2 months of data that would have gone with the wind

    I just fixed your exact problem on the exact same phone....step#1-first off do you have the clean master app or anything similar installed on your phone? If so, delete it. That app causes problems with the s7 because we already have a built in sweeper and security. Step#2- Once you've done that, power down your phone. While your phone is powered down, hold the volume up AND the menu buttons at the same time. While your holding both buttons, press and hold the power on button. (Now you should be holding 3 keys, volume up, menu, and power at same time. But remember, the volume up and menu should be pressed and held first, before pressing the power on button with them) as you do this, wait until you see either your phone carriers name/symbol or any display appear on screen that's showing your phone is being powered on. Once you see the display, let go of the power butyon, but keep the up volume and menu keys pressed, until it brings you to a screen that shows a couple options. Once your screen displays this, u may let go of all the keys you were holding....navigate down the options available with the volume down key and select on the option that says something about cache. (I don't remember all the other words next to this option, but I know it's the only option with cache in it, so bare with me. Lol) select that using the power key. A display with options yes or no will appear. Select yes. After this it should bring you back to the first screen with all the other options. Now select the first choice at the top that says reboot.( don't worry, your data will not be lost). Then your problem should be fixed. Just go to the appsame that were giving up problems and give it permissions, aso you was trying to do before, but the screen overlay BS kept popping up, it won't anymore.

    BTW, I was looking thru all these forums and Google yesterday for a solution. It was driving me crazy. A t-mobile tech from Texas named Lewis is the one who helped me with my problem, about an hour ago. I never posted in these forums, but I had to make an account to let anyone else know, who has tried all other options and nothing works who ends up here. Because it was driving me [ language cleanup]crazy! So I hope this helps. Peace.
    08-16-2016 01:20 PM
  17. tungsten c's Avatar
    Thank you problem fixed
    08-16-2016 01:50 PM
  18. PJ_Soul's Avatar
    Bless you sir a thousand times Bless you!!!!!! I have a V10 and I was seconds from,whipping this phone into the Everglades. I didn't have to do all the Button pushing stuff. All I did was. DELETE THE CLEAN-MASTER APP!!

    Problem gone!

    I too dread DREAD any updates because it cause days [language redacted by mod] to fix everything!!!

    Thank so much to you and Mr. Tech from Texas
    Yes, deleting Clean Master worked for me too. Glad I happened to see this obscure solution! Telus should have a page on their website addressing this issue.
    08-19-2016 11:14 PM
  19. Dejan Mirkovic's Avatar
    Hi all: i have a few apps that trigger some odd "screen overlay" question and takes me to a selection page.

    i don't understand what this page does and why it's doing this annoying thing.

    may i ask if anyone else has experienced this please?

    Go to Settings, applications, application manager, more (on the right corner), apps that can appear on top, disable all !
    Then go to application manager and select application (like Facebook), click on it and select Permission. You can now enable what ever you want.
    08-21-2016 07:17 AM
  20. gzcs's Avatar
    Hello, the situation is this:
    For whatever application I try to enable any kind of App permission (in Apps manager), a pop-up says:
    "Screen Overlay Detected
    To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps"
    Now, if you click 'Open Settings', you arrive to the "Apps that can appear on top" setting page.

    The PROBLEM is, that even if you clear all of the permissions (even for the systems apps) you will still get the above pop-up, and you can not exit this loop. You can't grant any permission to you apps --> you can't use your apps.

    I am using: Samsung Galaxy S5, Android 6.0.1.
    08-22-2016 04:28 AM
  21. Steven Friedmann's Avatar
    The problem may be any type of "Security App".

    In my case, it was TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security.

    As soon as I uninstalled it, everything worked as it is supposed to. Unfortunately, re-installing the app caused the problem to come back, so I had to remove it again.
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    08-22-2016 02:10 PM
  22. totallywirednyc's Avatar
    Woohoo.....thanks your solution worked great, thanks!
    08-22-2016 09:06 PM
  23. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    I use twilight. I tried clearing the cache and that did not work. As soon as I disabled (paused) Twilight, I was able to use the app asking me to disable screen overlay (Duo). This is frustrating because I really do like these dimming apps.
    08-25-2016 09:25 AM
  24. monkeytailz's Avatar
    This is driving me nuts, too! I am pretty sure it was Twilight that was causing the issue on my S7. I haven't had the pop up in several days now since disabling it.
    08-25-2016 04:11 PM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yes Twilight does that. Personally I just reenable it after activating whatever I need to that it's blocking.
    08-25-2016 06:06 PM
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