Fix Screen Overlay Detected Error - Android™

Note If you see a 'Screen overlay detected' error (see example image below), it's caused by conflict between a running app and a newly installed app requesting permission to display info on multiple screens (e.g., messengers, alerts, battery status, etc.).

Screen Overlay Detected Error
  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings.
    Note If you're unable to access settings, first place your device into Safe Mode.
  2. Tap the Search icon Search icon (located at the top), then enter over other apps into the search field.
  3. Tap one of the following:
    • Draw over other apps
    • Display over other apps
  4. Tap any app on the list to then tap one of the following to turn Switch on or off Switch off:
    • Allow display over other apps
    • Permit drawing over other apps
  5. From a Home screen, relaunch the app.
  6. If prompted, tap the available permissions (e.g., Permit Drawing over other apps, Contacts, etc.) to turn on or off.
    Note Repeat steps (4-6) as needed to identify the app causing the error.
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