How to fix screen overlay error on your Samsung Galaxy S7

This is a common Samsung Galaxy S7 error that can kind of blind side you. You start up an app for the first time and accept the usual permission requests. Then see a weird message that looks something like this:

Screen overlay detected
To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay in Settings > Apps.Screen overlay settings

So a screen overlay is a part of an app that is able to display on top of other apps. An example of this is Chat Heads in Facebook Messenger. But these screen overlays can cause you problems.

The easiest way to get rid of this confusing error message is to give in and follow its instructions. Go ahead and open up your Settings app. Then scroll down and tap Applications and then tap Application Manager. Then tap More to open the longer menu in the top right corner of the screen. Next tap, Apps that can appear on top. From here, scroll down and find the app that is requesting screen overlay. Once you’ve found the app in question, make sure the toggle next to its name is in the off position. Remember grey means that the toggle is off, green means that the toggle is on.

Keep in mind that it isn’t always immediately clear which app is trying to use screen overlay. Some of the apps that have been accused of causing this problem are Clean Master, Drupe and Lux.

In any case once you’ve made sure that screen overlay is turned off for the app in question, just go ahead and try using that same app again. If you’ve done this correctly, you’ll just be prompted to accept its permissions and then you’ll be able to download and use that app.

Let us know if you have any other smartphone issues you want us to explain how to fix.

Sources: Android Central

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3 Responses to How to fix screen overlay error on your Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Jam June 6, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    Solution to Screen Overlay for any android device is easy and simple…

    Follow this steps to turn off screen overlay in any android device:

    Goto Settings
    Goto Application
    Three Dots/More (Top left corner)
    Draw over other Apps/Apps that can appear on top
    Turn off screen overlay of all apps
    Your problem must be solved…

    If you are still able to not solve then refer to: screen overlay

    They have got screen overlay solution for almost all android device…

  2. Devid July 28, 2017 at 7:25 am #

    To turn off screen overlay of all apps first of all you must select the option of Show System Apps, after the step no 4. If you didn’t get what I mean then you can refer to below:
    how to turn off screen overlay

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