moto g6 play - Screen Overlay Detected

Note Notes:

  • The 'Screen overlay detected' error is 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.)
  • As a security measure, apps designed for Android 6.x and higher ask for permission to access your phone.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps & notifications Apps & notifications icon > Advanced.
  3. Tap Special app access.
  4. Tap Display over other apps.
  5. Tap the appropriate app.
  6. Tap the Allow display over the apps switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.