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What does screen overlay detected mean with android phone?


Step one: "Screen overlay detected" fix

Find you what apps have permission to draw over the screen. On a non-Samsung smartphone, follow these steps:
  • Open the Settings
  • Tap the magnifying glass at the top right
  • Enter the search term "draw"
  • Tap Draw over other apps
  • Alternative route: Apps> [gear icon]> Draw over other apps
For Samsung users:
  • Open the Settings
  • Then Applications > Application manager
  • Press on More > Apps that can appear on top

Step two

You will find yourself in front of a list of apps that have permission to use floating buttons or other screen overlays. Now you need to identify the problem app and temporarily deny it permission to draw over the screen. Here is are some pointers on how to identify the app that's causing trouble:
  • Do you see an app bubble on your screen? If do, this app is almost certainly the cause. Either you hide the app bubble or disable the app in the list
  • Do you have an app installed that changes the colors on the display or adjusts the brightness?
  • Reportedly, Clean Master can be a trouble maker. If you see Clean Master in the list, disable it
  • If there's no obvious cause, disable everything

Step three

Now you can try launching the app again, and it should request permissions without the "Display overlay detected" error getting in the way.
For Samsung users: We have also received a report that suggests the one-handed keyboard setting could be the root cause. Deactivate it by going to Settings> Advanced features > One-handed operation.

Step four: reactivate screen overlays

In order for the app(s) that you have disabled in step two to work again, you need to re-enable its overlay permissions. If you turned off all apps, it might be worth considering only reactivating those apps that you actually use.
This is a rather inelegant workaround, but it's the best we have until Google makes the necessary changes to prevent app overlays from interfering with permission dialogues.
Has this guide helped? If you are still experiencing the error after following our guide, leave a comment, so we can try and address the problem.

Oct 20, 2016 | Android Cell Phones

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What does screen overlay detected mean


https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Galaxy-S-Phones/Why-do-I-keep-getting-Screen-overlay-detected-whenever-I-try-to/td-p/14818

Oct 20, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Install screen protectors


On what, what type of screen protector, film overlay?

Jun 01, 2016 | Cell Phones

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How do I take overlay off my screen it says overlay#1 1280×720 DPI.


It looks like you are using an alternate keyboard. Delete or disable that keyboard to see if your problem continues.

Apr 19, 2015 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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How do you turn off an overlay screen on a moto G smart phone 3g


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Aug 21, 2014 | Motorola MOTO G XT1033 8GB Unlocked GSM...

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My new lg optimus one p500 is having a dust inside the screen.. within 15 days of purchasing the cell phone the dust is getting increase day by day.....after cleaning the dust from authorised service...


my new lg optimus one p500 is having a dust inside the screen..
within 15 days of purchasing the cell phone the dust is getting increase day by day.....after cleaning the dust from authorised service center its coming again on the screen.........ohhh ghoosh.. im fed up wth this new lg phone (lg optimus android 2.2 froyo.based) lgp500.

Feb 09, 2011 | LG KP500 Cookie black on T-Mobile U-Fix...

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Screen is damged can it be repaired& how much wil it cost


That's so unfortunate! And because the damage is external and caused by what could be termed as 'improper usage', you will probably have to foot the cost for repairs yourself because warranty likely won't cover it.

Repairing screens, on research, seems to be a tricky business due to the layers they're made up of. I don't know specifically where you could get the repair done, but I suspect an entire touch screen replacement would be necessary. I goggled it and, I assume because the phone is new, there aren't currently many replacement parts available (I can't even find a replacement stylus for the Cookie yet, though they're available for other LG mobile phones).

Ultimately, I am answering because I am hopeful for you that your son may have merely dented the protection film that comes fitted on the phone. I scared myself thinking I had scratched the screen within moments of first using it before I realized it had a virtually invisible plastic film over it, which, due to my accident prone nature, I have kept on! Between the options of putting up with the finger-smudges that the covering attracts or potential permanent scratches - fingerprints are the lesser evil!

Alas! :o( If the screen is indeed ruined, have you considered asking for advice at the shop where you purchased the phone? They should be able to refer you to a mobile phone repair specialist. And you could check with them whether or not the damages are covered by the year-long warranty LG offers. Or you could wait and try to purchase a new screen when people start hocking them on Ebay...

All the best! Source(s): http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/input-devices/12647-touchscreen-overlay-repair.html

Jul 29, 2009 | LG Cell Phones

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