Screen overlay causes one of the most annoying errors, especially on all Marshmallow 6.0 versions of Android devices. When installing new applications, you must grant certain permissions, such as contact, storage, camera, and so on. If an active screen overlay of an application is observed, a pop-up window “Screen Inlay Detected” appears on your Android device.
Reasons for the Screen Overlay Error?
You must know the following error-screen overlay error patterns to solve the problem on your Android device.
- Android Marshmallow 6.0
- Permission to shoot other applications
- Apps Appearing Over Another Application
- Unwanted applications
Whenever you install a new application on your Marshmallow Android device, you must have viewed the pop-ups of certain permissions, such as Contact, Storage, and Registration. If the screen overlay feature of any application is observed, a sudden pop-up message containing the detected screen overlay message will appear. Now let’s go to the main section about fixing this error on any Android device. Any device that supports screen overlays is subject to the detected overlay error. Samsung and Lenovo devices are among the most common because they tend to be more popular, but whatever Android device you have, you have an equal chance of encountering the problem.
Solutions for Screen Overlay Error
- The first thing to do to avoid this overlapping screen overlay error is to quit applications that have a screen overlay or floating windows.
- Applications such as Facebook Messenger, Twilight, Lux, Internet Speedometer, Clean Master, etc. are the main cause because they will always have the option of screen overlay enabled.
- If you are using one of these applications and they are running (such as a Messenger chat or Twilight filter), a simple solution would be to quit the application before installing a new application or after it asks to disable the screen overlay.
With this method, we will disable all screen overlays of all applications in order to run your new application for the first time. So, when the detected screen overlay appears in an application, follow the steps below:
- Open Settings by clicking the gear icon in the notification bar.
- Scroll down to find the “Applications” option. Click on it.
- Now click on the gear button on the top right, as shown in this image.
- In this screen. you will find “Draw on other applications”, click on it.
- You can also find this option by searching in the “Settings” menu “Draw”. You can simply click on the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the Settings menu for that.
- Now, in the “Draw on other applications” screen, you can see the applications for which the Overlay / Draw permission on other applications is enabled.
- You can click on each application and unchecked “Allow drawing on other applications”.
- Now disable the application you are trying to run in “Recent Screen” and open it again. The “Overlay detected” screen no longer appears
- All that remains is to re-enable previously disabled screen overlays. Just go back to the “Draw on top of other applications” settings and recheck all the apps you have disabled. Otherwise, you will not be able to use these applications.
This is another method you can try on your phone if the previous two do not work. This method uses the “Safe Mode” feature on Android. Follow the steps below:
- First, note the application with which you are experiencing this problem. (For example, if it’s WhatsApp, remember that).
- Now press the power button on your phone.
- Press and hold the “Power Off” option on the pop-up now.
- After holding it for 4 to 5 seconds, another window will appear asking you to enable “Safe Mode”.
- Click “OK”, the device restarts in safe mode.
- Now that your phone is on, go to Settings and then to “Apps”.
- Here, scroll down and find the application for which you are having the screen overlay problem, click on it.
- On the application page, click “Permissions”.
- And on the Permissions page, enable all the permissions previously requested by the application.
- When done, restart the phone.