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  1. Mariyas's Avatar
    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.
    THANK YOU! Worked for me too on my s7 edge! I had previously installed clean master and probably it effed my cache.
    Sree Rekha Mure likes this.
    10-03-2016 11:06 PM
  2. Rufus mom's Avatar
    I uninstalled DU Speed Booster, DU Trash cleaner

    Hope this works for you.
    10-08-2016 04:42 PM
  3. ekendraed's Avatar
    I have the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - Android version 6.0.1 with Android security patch level 1st August 2016.

    When I do as instructed above, I do not see the option " DRAW OVER THE APPS"

    What should I do? I have this issue with SKYPE and I am unable to connect with VIDEO option

    Thank you
    10-09-2016 06:36 AM
  4. ekendraed's Avatar
    I don't see "Draw over other apps" on my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android 6.0.1.
    Wonder why
    10-09-2016 08:10 AM
  5. ekendraed's Avatar
    Problem resolved after removing DU BATTERY SAVER AND CCLEANER.
    10-09-2016 11:39 AM
  6. Sree Rekha Mure's Avatar
    Thankyou thankyou thankyou!! That totally worked! I was going crazy for a whole day trying to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it. I followed your instructions and now I don't have any overlay problem and am in control of giving permission for apps!
    ekendraed and bigmo555 like this.
    10-15-2016 09:13 PM
  7. ekendraed's Avatar
    Thankyou thankyou thankyou!! That totally worked! I was going crazy for a whole day trying to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it. I followed your instructions and now I don't have any overlay problem and am in control of giving permission for apps!
    Happy it worked OK for you
    10-15-2016 10:11 PM
  8. ParaMigi's Avatar
    If anyone is still looking for solutions: the little bubbles of Facebook's Messenger App being open causes the error message to appear for me too. As soon as I swipe away all the open chat bubbles the error will stop. Hope this helps anyone without having to clear any settings or whatever (which I did before finding out FB caused it lol)
    10-18-2016 02:24 PM
  9. Jake Walsh'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 get to this screen, but when I try to turn the setting on or off it doesn't work. Any advice? (I have an s7 edge from ATT)
    10-19-2016 01:06 AM
  10. Eyad Al Zain'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?

    thanks.
    Just disable the iswipe from clean master
    10-22-2016 03:05 AM
  11. sonia_89's Avatar
    it happened to me to when i downloaded Page Messenger on my s7, but it went away on its own, anyone knows why it comes up
    10-22-2016 03:07 AM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    I get to this screen, but when I try to turn the setting on or off it doesn't work. Any advice? (I have an s7 edge from ATT)
    You need to deactivate the blue screen filter you have.
    10-22-2016 05:06 AM
  13. Beaser's Avatar
    So apparently, after playing with this for a couple of days, it appears that I have to disable Lux if I want to avoid this error message. Not helpful, since I really like Lux.
    You have to turn all those apps off, then it'll let you do what you need to do. You can go in through settings later and turn them back on. Screen overlay let's you get notifications on top of open screens.
    10-24-2016 08:18 PM
  14. 227leblanc's Avatar
    That drove me absolutely nuts! It finally worked itself out and has stopped. I have Twilight installed (Lux like App) so maybe that was causing it but I never had to disable it.
    Been bugging me for days! Turning off Twilight worked! Thanks! Too bad the on screen noification isn't move helpfull in telling the user whats going on.
    11-01-2016 10:27 AM
  15. nascentt's Avatar
    Just wanted to post my solution after days of trying to fix this.

    Issue is: Trying to toggle permissions results in a prompt warning about Screen Overlay Detected. This is because some apps can draw over the top of other apps, such examples are colour/brightness changing apps, screen readers, and also notification apps such as floatify. But such an app could trick you into giving permissions by drawing over the top of the screen with a picture or button and when you click that you'd really be clicking the permissions giving the app dangerous abilities.

    Sadly this implementation is pretty poor. There should really be a 'pause all screen overlay apps'so that you dont need to turn them all off each time you change a permission, and ideally this pause all screen overlay should be automatic when permissions pages appear, and resumed when they are closed.
    The biggest problem is that even after unticking all screen overlay permissions for every app, you can still get this prompt showing leaving you completely stuck and unable to do anything.

    There is a hidden option in the settings to resolve this exact issue.

    The solution: Go to Settings, Apps, click the Cog symbol at the top, click Draw Over Other Apps, Ensure all apps are turned off, then if you still have this problem you need to click the hidden dot dot dot menu on the top right of the screen, and then click Reset App Permissions.

    This will stop the dialog showing despite having already unticked all screen drawing apps.

    However I also found a great app that will pretty much bypass this whole issue, Install Button Unlocker. This app will magically overlay (irony?) buttons over the top of the permissions pages which allow you to interact with the permissions despite this feature trying to block you from doing that.
    Lasonta Sealy and Mr Mendelli like this.
    11-10-2016 04:07 AM
  16. CBaron72's Avatar
    Thank you, been suffering with this for a while and the Install Button Unlocker worked a treat!
    11-11-2016 03:37 AM
  17. Alex Fungi's Avatar
    Uncheck all of them. That worked for me.
    11-26-2016 08:11 PM
  18. Lasonta Sealy's Avatar
    i did this twice and it did not help...
    11-28-2016 03:08 PM
  19. Lasonta Sealy's Avatar
    first solution i found that worked perfectly! thank you!
    11-28-2016 03:15 PM
  20. nestacomm's Avatar
    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.
    Cleared the cache and it worked like a champion! Thanks for the instructions!
    11-29-2016 05:23 PM
  21. Johnston212's Avatar
    This appears to be related to the permissions feature in 6.0. If you go to the application manager in settings and click more in the upper right corner, there should be an option that says apps that can appear on top or something like that.

    Facebook Messenger actually requires that in order to do the chat bubbles. It is really annoying and only a few permissions conflict with it. I just started installing everything on my new phone and then going into settings and enabling all the permissions in all the apps and then enabling the overlay permissions
    11-30-2016 12:56 AM
  22. rudy2gen's Avatar
    It's a card popup that activates when you try to change the permission settings on other apps. It says "Screen overlay detected. To change this permission, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings". Then it takes you to the "apps that can be viewed over other apps" permissions and you have to disable everything, go back to the app you were trying to change permissions for and set the permissions, then go digging around to find that overlay permission list again and re-enable the overlay apps. It's INSANELY annoying as there ARE apps that I want visible over others, and I have to turn them off, fix the other app, and then go turn them back on again. And that overlay permission screen is hidden in a "more" list - not easy to find.
    CrisG likes this.
    12-02-2016 01:03 PM
  23. struett's Avatar
    Okay. Just close any Messenger chat bubbles while trying to use applications that the error comes up on. That should solve most of the screen overlay error messages.
    12-08-2016 08:57 PM
  24. rudy2gen's Avatar
    That doesn't have any relationship at all to this error message. I have almost never had a chat bubble open when it appears. It's not related to an active process, it's related to the "appear on top" settings. If ANY app is set to allow it to appear on top - regardless of whether it's active or not - the error message appears when trying to change the settings of other apps. You have to disable the "appear on top" for ALL apps, go manage the settings for the app you're actually trying to change, and then go re-enable the appear on top settings.
    CrisG likes this.
    12-09-2016 10:59 AM
  25. Elricvonrohde's Avatar
    I wish it would let me show the screen shot so youd understand what problem we are all having
    12-10-2016 03:21 PM
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