As a user of the Samsung Galaxy Android phone, such as
Galaxy S7, you may face the issue of screen overlay detected an error. The
problem occurs while trying to install an app. The problem is not only for the
Samsung user but also it faces other brand users as well. Sometimes it’s a
great problem that makes you annoyed. So, if you like to fix this problem, then
follow me to learn how to fix the issue. But, at first, let’s get the causes
that make the issue of the Android’s screen overlay detected an error.
Causes of the
Android’s screen overlay detected error
The Android’s screen overlay detected error happens while
you’re trying to install or, even launch any installed app, which requires
initial permission. If you want to install a new app with permission, then
you’ll get stuck with the Android’s screen overlay detected error. It issue may
occur for many reasons. It happens while using a floating app. Or, if you’re a
Facebook messenger user, then you might know how to use screen overlay feature
as chat head. Although the Android doesn’t allow permitting to change is using
other apps, including Facebook messenger or Twilight.
The third-party is another reason while processing the
installation progress. The message of error hints clearly at the screen when it
causes the screen overlay issue. The error message show this “to change this
permission setting, you first need to turn off the screen overlay from
the Settings > Apps”. The message also recommends a solution to turn
off the screen overlay and launch the app again that you’re trying to open or
install. But, you may get the different reason as well. It’s mentioned earlier
about the third-party app.
Fixes for the Android’s screen overlay detected error
Whatever it comes as a reason, here are the fixes of the
Android’s screen overlay detected error. If you follow these, then you can
resolve any kind of similar issues.
1st Step to Fix the Android’s screen overlay detected error
You can turn off draw over other apps that can solve your
issue of the Android’s screen overlay detected an error. If you want to turn
off this option for all or specific apps, you must open the menu of ‘Draw over
So, here are how to open it in two different ways.
The First Way:
If you get the error, then tap on the ‘Open Settings’ option
comes at the bottom of the message. It’ll instruct you how to draw over other
The Second Way:
it’s not working, then go to ‘Apps open Settings’ option.
down with scrolling to the ‘Devices’ section and then tap on the ‘Apps’.
tap the little Gear icon under the ‘Apps’ option to open ‘Apps Settings’.
the ‘Draw over other apps’ to open it.
tap on the app that you consider as the cause of the Android’s screen
overlay detected error. So, you should tap on the selected app that you
want to turn off “Permit drawing over other apps” option.
might be little bit different while you’re not using the Android’s stock
Here comes how to find these settings on LG and Samsung Phones.
LG Users, first
Go to your ‘Settings’ option and select ‘Apps’ from there and then tap three
dots that comes at the top right corner. Now, select “Configure apps” and then
select “Draw over other apps” option.
first go to your ‘Settings’ and select ‘Application Manager’ and then tap
‘MORE’ option that comes at the top right corner. Now, select the option “Apps
that can appear on Top”.
If you’re in doubt what apps cause the issue, and then start
with turning off “Draw over other apps” feature for a single app. And do it for
all apps one by one until the problem solves. This is the best way to find out
the app that occurs the problem. If you turn off all of your apps in the ‘Draw
over other apps’, you easily can launch the app that you’re getting the error. Despite
this effort, if your problem is not OK, then restart your phone. And check what
it does. Sometimes, restart can prevent the changes taking place on your
2nd Step to Fix the Android’s screen overlay detected error
The first fixing way works for the most cases that make the
trouble-free from the error. But, if it didn’t work for any case, then this
might happen for the apps that are installed on your phone. Sometimes, the
third-party apps cause the Android’s screen overlay detected an error. It can
be anything from the new app to the oldest ones that are residing on your
phone. The problem occurs for the recently installed apps, which are causing
this error on your phone mostly. So, what’s the other solution while there is
no any ‘Go to’ solution? Even you can’t boot your device into ‘Safe
Mode’ to check if the third-party app is causing the error in this
situation. Because you’re in the Safe Mode, so you can’t run the third-party
apps that have on your device.
So, what you can do with this concern, here is a list that’s
given below. This list comes with the apps, which are commonly responsible for
causing the issue of the Android’s screen overlay detected error. As a result,
if you have installed these apps, then disable or uninstall them from your
device. And then try to open the app, which was showing the error. If it works
nicely, then reinstall your uninstalled app and this can resolve your problem.
But, in case of re-occur the problem, then you should submit it to the vendor.
However, if the problem comes back after reinstalling the app again, then you
should bid goodbye the app.
What Apps Possibly Cause the Android’s screen overlay detected error?
The apps, which can cause the Android’s screen overlay
detected error, are as below. But, Note it the list is updated while many users
were facing this error on their phones or other devices.
Recording App (any app)
App (Any Tuner or booster cleaning app)
OneNote (Disable Start Badge feature in it)
These may differ from you while there are several other apps
that occur the Android’s screen overlay detected an error. If you have any app
that’s installed recently then uninstalls it to solve the problem. And ensure
you’re cleaning the cache also.
3rd Step to Fix the Android’s screen overlay detected error
This is the final step to fix the Android’s screen overlay
detected error while using the option ‘Turn Off Assistive Touch’ in your
Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. If you’re a user of the Samsung Galaxy phone with
this error, then turn off its ‘Assistive Touch’ and ‘uninstall’. It works for
some Samsung Galaxy phones and may work for you as well. To do this, you can
follow the below steps.
first, go to your phone ‘Settings’ option, ‘Search’, ‘Assistive Touch’ and
then tap on the ‘Off’ option.
go to ‘Settings’ option again, select ‘Applications’, ‘Application
Manager’, ‘Assistive Touch’ and then ‘uninstall’ it.
So, these are all about the Android’s screen overlay
detected error along with the ways how to fix them. Moreover, if you have a
problem with your device, which is not enlisted here, then you can comment it
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