Quick Answer: What Is Screen Overlay Android?

Screen overlay detected.

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

A screen overlay is a part of an app that can display over the top of other apps.

The most well-known example is chat heads in Facebook Messenger.

How do I turn off screen overlay on Android?


  • Open Settings. .
  • Tap Apps & notifications. .
  • Tap Advanced. It’s at the bottom of the page.
  • Tap Special app access. It’s the last option at the bottom of the menu.
  • Tap Display over other apps. It’s the fourth option from the top.
  • Tap the app that you want to disable the screen overlay for.
  • Tap the switch OFF.

What is screen overlay on Android phone?

Screen Overlay is an advanced feature used by Android app that enables any app to appear on the top of other apps. Newly installed apps seek for certain permissions and if active Screen Overlay of any app is observed then a sudden Screen Overlay Detected Popup will appear on your screen.

How do I get rid of a screen overlay?

To turn off the screen overlay for 2 minutes, complete the following;

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Tap the Gear icon.
  4. Select Draw over other apps.
  5. Enable Temporarily turn off overlays.
  6. Close and re-open the application.
  7. Set the application permission.

How do I turn off screen overlay Samsung?

How to turn on or off screen overlay

  • Launch Settings from your home screen.
  • Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  • Tap the overflow menu button in the top-right corner and tap Special access.
  • Tap on Apps that can appear on top.
  • Find the app you expect to be causing issues, and tap the toggle to turn it off.

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