This tutorial is on how to solve this error of “Screen Overlay Detected. To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps” in android smartphones. If by any chance you happen to see this error popping up, you shouldn’t be worried since the good news are that this article is all you need for a fix.
I had never seen this error on any of my previous Android devices not until of recent when a friend brought to me his Tecno W2 mobile running on Spreadtrum OS, and narrated to me how he couldn’t surf the web, using social apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. Additionally, this error occurred every time he wanted to grant permission to any other app.
Oh yes, I really wondered how to fix this error of “Screen Overlay Detected. To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps” not until I begun by doing all I could as per my technical knowledge with smartphones until I reached a solution, and which I am sharing with you right below here.
How to fix Screen Overlay Detected error in any Android
Just in case you encounter this error at any one time, just follow the procedures below to have it solved.
– Tap apps menu on your smartphone.
– Tap settings and scroll down to Apps.
– Tap the settings icon and tap on Draw over other apps.
– A list of apps with such permission will be shown with YES.
– Tap on one by one app and set permission to off.
Repeat the same step for all application with the permission until all of them are done. Now you have successfully solved the error. Try to relaunch the application eg Whatsapp or even Web browser and see that it is working fine without the error.