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Saturday, July 22, 2017

How To Fix "Screen Overlay Detected" In Android 101% Working!

How to Turn off Screen Overlay in Android ?

While trying to access an application, suddenly you noticed a pop up showing "Screen Overlay Detected" and you don't know how to solve it? Let me congratulate you, You're at the solution center! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to turn off screen overlay detected and continue enjoying the app you wanted to access initially. The tutoial is quite simple, continue reading!

What Is Screen Overlay?

Recently, Android introduced a new feature called "Draw over other apps" in Marshmallow and Nougat. This feature allows some apps to draw over other apps. Which simply makes an app to show info on top of other apps. For instance, Whatsapp Messenger uses this feature for their chat heads to be shown over other apps as seen below.
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Sometimes when installing new applications, Android will display a pop up showing""Screen Overlay Detected". That occured because some installed apps which has "Draw over other apps" permission enabled is running on background.

To be sincere, this is a great security measure from Android, to stop some useless apps you may have installed mistakenly, from interfering with the default Android settings.

These apps may carryout unwanted things when the overlay is running in background and asking for permissions. Mind you, Android will never allow such, so the Screen Overlay Detected error pop up message will be displayed.

Moreover, there's nothing to worry about, it is a normal thing and it remains in Android as an extra security measure, and is displayed on Android running Marshmallow and above.

How to Solve "Screen Overlay Detected" on any Android Device

Method 1: 

1. On your Android device, go to Settings and click on Apps. See screenshot below.
2. Look at the top right corner,  you'll see Three Dоtѕ, clіck оn the Three Dоtѕ and click on Configure аррѕ.

3. Now, click on “Draw Ovеr Othеr Apps”  
4. By now, you should be able to see the apps which are drawing over others permission.
5. Now, click on any app that has "yes" underneath it. And    switch off the “Permit drawing over other apps” button, as shown below:
We're through with the first method!
Does the first solution worked for you? If NO,  then try the Second methodas explained below.

How to Turn Off Screen Overlay on any Android device 
Method 2: 

1. Go to "Settings"
2.Click on "Apps or Applications"
Step 3: Click on the  Three Dоtѕ on the tор right corner and click on "Reset App Preferences"
4.Thats it! 

With the above, you should be able to turn off the "Screen Overlay Detected" error on your android device. 

Didn't get it correctly?  Feel free to comment below and please don't forget to share this post. 


  1. I have followed all this processes but still rolling over. Somehow frustrating....

  2. I did everything still no changes

  3. I did everything yet no change


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