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How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

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How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

Did you ever got the above error on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone while accessing some application?, then you have come to the right place because we have got you covered. I had this experience when I was trying to take a picture through the WhatsApp and share it, the very moment I got this error which says "Screen Overlay Detected", to change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings-Apps.

But some times even if you turn it off the error will not go away and it will make you crazy. So please follow the step by step guide to resolve this error on your Galaxy Android Smartphone.

Steps to resolve the error "Screen overlay detected" on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone

Method-1

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1. To resolve it first please go to the settings menu and you will get the below screen. Here please tap on the "Application manager".

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

2. Now in the "Application manager" please tap on the "3 dots" on the top right corner which will open a drop down menu like the one shown in the screenshot below. Here please tap on "Apps that can appear on top".

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

3. Once done you will get the below screen, here tap on "Enabled" and you will get a drop down like shown. Now tap on "Disabled" and exit to "Home" screen.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

4. Now in the "Home" screen close all the opened apps using the utility and make sure every thing is closed.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

When all the apps are closed you will get a similar screen like the one shown in the below screenshot.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

Now reopen the app that generated the error "Screen overlay detected" and check, it will be resolved now.

Please note that if you didn't do the last step (step-4) the error will come again.

If that doesn't resolved your issue please proceed to the next step.

Method-2

In this method you need to enter your Galaxy Smartphone into the "Safe Mode". To enter into the "Safe Mode" please switch off your phone and wait for couple of seconds. Now switch it back On, when you see your phone's model number on the screen release the "Power" button and press and hold the "Vol down" button. Now when the phone boots up you will be entered into the safe mode.

When in safe mode you will be able to see a "Safe mode" water mark on the lower left corner of the phone as shown in the screenshot below.

Please try the below tutorial if you want a dedicated one.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

Once in safe mode please go to the "Settings" menu and tap on "Application manager" and you will get a similar screen like the one shown below.How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

Now tap on the app that you want to edit permissions. Here for demo purpose I am trying to edit the "Musixmatch" app.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

When you get the above page please tap "Permissions" and you will get the below screen.

How To Resolve Screen Overlay Detected Error On Galaxy Smartphone?

When you are in the above page please give the appropriate "Permission" to the app. Don't worry, you will not get the "Screen overlay detected" error now.

Once done please restart your device and you are good to go.

Hope this tutorial helped!

The error can be resolved on all Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy C7, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy E5, Samsung Galaxy E7, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A9, Samsung Galaxy J2, Samsung Galaxy J3, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On7, Samsung Galaxy On8, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H, SM-G900R4, SM-G900V), Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (SM-N7500, SM-N7502, SM-N7505), Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo (GT-I9060), Samsung Galaxy Win Pro (SM-G3812), Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582), Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus (GT-S7580), Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (SM-G7100)SM-G7102 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy Star Pro (GT-S7260)GT-S7262 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy Express 2 (SM-G3815), Samsung Galaxy Round (SM-G9105), Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite (GT-S7390)GT-S7392 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy Light (SGH-T399), Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (SM-G3500)SM-G3502 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (GT-S7270)[8]GT-S7272 (Dual SIM), GT-S7275 (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9000, SM-N9002, SM-N9005), Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9190)[10]Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 (LTE), Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295), Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (SM-C1010), Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo (GT-S5310)GT-S5312 (Dual SIM), Samsung Galaxy Star ((GT-S5280)GT-S5282 (Dual SIM), GT-S5283 (Triple SIM)), Samsung Galaxy Core (GT-S8262)GT-i8262D, Samsung Galaxy Y Plus (GT-S5303), Samsung Galaxy Win (GT-I8550)Galaxy Grand Quattro (GT-I8552), Samsung Galaxy Mega (GT-I9150, GT-I9152, GT-I9200, GT-I9205), Samsung Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810, GT-S6810P), Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500, GT-I9505, GT-I9506), Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 (GT-S7710), Samsung Galaxy Young (GT-S6310, GT-S6312), Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9080, GT-I9082), Samsung Galaxy S II Plus (GT-I9105), Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus (GT-S5301), Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190), Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro (SGH-I547), Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE (SGH-i547C, Canadian ket), Samsung Galaxy ExpressSGH-I437, Samsung Galaxy Rush, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Reverb, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (SPH-L300), Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos (GT-S5302), Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562), Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7568), Galaxy Trend II Duos (GT-S7572), Galaxy Trend (S7560M), Samsung Galaxy Stellar (SCH-I200), Samsung Galaxy Ch@t (GT-B5330), Samsung Galaxy Appeal (SGH-I827), Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), Galaxy S III I9305, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II Lite, Samsung Galaxy Rugby (GT-S5690M), Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300), Samsung Galaxy Rugby St (SGH-i847), Samsung Galaxy Beam (i8530), Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS (GT-S6102), Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 (GT-S6500), Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160), Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 x (GT-S7560M), Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500), Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT-B5510, GT-B5512), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (i9250), Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Stratosphere, Samsung Galaxy XCover (S5690), Samsung Galaxy Precedent, Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360), Samsung Galaxy M, Samsung Galaxy W (I8150), Samsung Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679), , Samsung Galaxy R (I9103), Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-i9001), Samsung Galaxy Z, Samsung Exhibit 4G (SGH-T759), Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100), Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung Galaxy Neo, Samsung Galaxy Pro, Samsung Galaxy Prevail (SPH-M820), Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570), Samsung Galaxy Next, Samsung Galaxy Pop, Samsung Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660), Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003), Samsung Galaxy Fit (S5670), Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830, GT-S5830i)[42]Samsung Galaxy Cooper (GT-S5830), Samsung Galaxy K[44], Samsung Galaxy 551, Samsung Galaxy U, Samsung Galaxy 5, Samsung Galaxy Europa, Samsung Galaxy 550, Samsung Galaxy 3Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000), Samsung Captivate, Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Fascinate,Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Mesmeriz, Samsung Galaxy Spica GT-I5700 and Samsung Galaxy Portal.

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