How To Turn Off Screen Overlay Detected On Samsung Phones

Hello guys, you might come across situations where your smartphone warns you with a message saying ‘screen overlay detected.’ Most of the people might not even know what this message means. However, they do realize that this message is not a good sign. This happens often on Samsung s5 and note devices.

how to stop screen overlay detected on android


This message appears when you have a floating app running on your Samsung device, and you run a newly installed app which requests access rights on it. E.g Facebook Messenger, CleanMaster, Lux, and Twilight are the few apps mentioned which bring you the ‘screen overlay detected‘ trouble.

Now that you know the reason for the ‘screen overlay detected‘ trouble let’s understand the step by step method which you need to execute to how to fix screen overlay detected the message.


1. First, you will have to know which apps in your Samsung s6, s5, note 4, j7 or vortex beat 8 smartphone have the permission to draw over your screen. To know this, you need to follow the steps listed below.
  •  Go to the Settings of your smartphone.
  •  Here, go to ‘Apps‘ and then, select ‘Draw over other apps.’

You will get the list of all the apps which are allowed to draw over other apps on your smartphone.

2. Since you have the list of all the apps which might be causing this trouble, you have to find the one which is actually creating this problem. To identify this so, we have some points which might help you in it.
  •  If you find app bubble in the list of the apps, it is highly recommended to disable this app.
  •  If you have apps which change the color of your screen or to adjust the brightness of your screen,  disable such apps too.
  •  Delete Clean Master: This app is mostly responsible for this message to appear.
  •  If the problem is still not solved, disable all the apps from the list.

3. Now, when you launch an app, it must launch without any ‘Display overlay detected’ error message.

If you still find the message displayed, it might be due to the one hand keyboard setting which you can deactivate from the Settings. Go to Settings >> Advanced Features >> One-handed operation. If you still didn’t get rid of the annoying error, then you still have a shot left.

4. The last option that is left now is to turn off every app which has the permission to draw over your screen and then turn it on only for the apps which you actually use.

These are the best way to how to fix screen overlay detected Android Phones‘ error message in your smartphone.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 14, 2017

    Finally the solution

  2. I have been looking for a blogger that will post this

  3. I hate it eh, expecailly when it needs permision to run an app

  4. I thing this blog is going to be one of the best in nigeria
    Uchetechs keep it up

  5. I think this blog is one of the best blog in nigeria
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