Overlay detected - error - Screen overlay detected

Screen overlay detected - video tutorial
Lately, more and more people are hitting one of the following errors:
1. Overlay detected on screen
2. Screen overlay detected

Why do errors appear with “Screen overlay detected or Screen overlay detected?

On Android, some applications run all the time on the screen, via buttons or mini notification bubbles. These "layers" overlap with other applications and sometimes errors occur.

Screen overlay errors can take many forms.
1. You cannot install an application because "Screen overlay detected"
2. The installed application cannot claim its rights (location, contacts, storage, etc.) because “Overlay was detected on the screen”.
3. The application installed with all rights cannot start because "Overlay detected on screen".
4. Some applications do not want to work at all until we stop the application that gives us the error "Overlap detected on screen".
5. When installing or running applications, the on-screen buttons can not be pressed.

What's the solution for overlaying on-screen apps.

We have two solutions:
1. Temporary cancellation of the right to display over other applications of the "X" application that is causing problems. This is what we do if the “Y” application is disturbed only during installation or during the granting of rights.
2. Definitive cancellation of the right to display over applications of the application "X" which blocks the launch or running of applications.

How to temporarily or permanently cancel the right of some display applications over other applications:

1. In Android SETTINGS:
2. Applications
3. Menu or right wheel
4. Special access
5. Shows over other apps
Here you temporarily or permanently withdraw the right of applications that are "too far ahead".

If you permanently revoke an app's rights to show over other apps, certain app features will no longer work.
For example, in the case of Facebook Messenger, char balloons will no longer work if you withdraw the Facebook Messenger app from showing over other apps.

Screen overlay detected - video tutorial

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  1. Or you can use this application - Install Button Unlocker - from Google play…. For me on android 6 it works perfectly… .I bought it to remove annoying ads… .but it works without paying. With the help of this application there is no need for other check and uncheck.

  2. Cristi Hello!
    Congratulations tutorials.
    I want some advice help.
    I have 2 identical tablets (taken from Ireland from a supermarket)
    One of them no longer charges the operating system (Android)
    How can I "take" the firmware from the other functional tablet to put it on the problem tablet because I did not find a compatible firmware on the net?
    Thank you

  3. Nothing goes, those settings do not exist

  4. Trojan Sebastian said

    I have a Prestigio Muze 4231 4G tablet. The display function over other applications is disabled because it can slow down the phone… .. I don't know how to activate this function …… ..can I somehow ??… ..please help me urgently

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