[SOLVED] Screen Overlay Detected In Android Phones

Screen Overlay Detected 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.

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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.

KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa.With a passion to Blog, this has helped me create informative content on a range of categories on this site and many others including Hubpages, Medium, Yahooanswers, etc. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp so we can talk more!

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