How To Fix The ‘ Screen Overlay Detected ‘ Error On All Android Devices


How To Turn Off Screen Overlay Detected Error On Android 

Screen overlay detected error solutions


In this post we are going to discuss and provide solutions to one of the most annoying troubleshooting error that is normally experienced on all Android phones  Screen Overlay Detected 

Screen overlay detected  is not just a temporary error but is something that would appear and re appear all over again if there are no permanent solutions applied 

If you have ever experienced this Android marshmallow error on your Android device then you would agree with me how annoying and pesky it can be.  I once experienced the same problem some months ago and was able to find a permanent solution to put an end to it

And this is why I have done well to write an article on how I got to  fix the Screen overlay detected error on my Android device 


 What is Screen Overlay 


Applications sometimes need your permission to use screen overlay and this can cause a little problem 

A screen overlay is that part of an app that displays over the top of another and this may coax you to granting permission to do stuffs you might not be interested in

What are the devices in which the screen overlay detected error appears


Screen overlay detected error on Android

Generally, this error has been seen to occur on all Samsung S6, Note 5 , LG G4 , Infinix Hot 4 lite,  Hot S and other Tecno Devices 

Why does the screen overlay detected error always appear 


This problem occurs whenever you are launching or installing a new app. 

Normally when you install a new app, you manually need to grant to all permissions as such ( Contacts,  Camera, Location, Microphone, Storage)

Grant app permission screen overlay detected error


To do this you must turn off screen overlay detected for other apps while opening the new app or you will get a screen overlay detected error displaying on your screen 


You will not be able to make use of that app unless you turn off screen overlay detected for other applications, only then would you get the new app to open 


How To Turn Off Screen Overlay Detected Error On All Android Devices 


If you are installing a new app and you are getting the screen overlay detected error then here is what you should do

Open Settings and Select Apps

Screen overlay detected error solutions


Click on the Settings Gear icon on the top right corner of your screen and select Draw over other apps

Screen overlay detected error

Select Apps with Permission and turn off permissions for two or three apps one after the other 
How to fix screen overlay detected error on my Android


When you are done exit all active apps an try to open the new app

If the problem still persists then try this second step

Open Settings on your Android device 

Select Apps 

Click on the three dots at the Top corner of your screen and tap on Reset app preferences 

Screen overlay detected error fixed on all Android devices



These are some of the easiest ways to solve the screen overlay detected error on your Android device 

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