Screen Overlay Detected error appears on almost all Lenovo Devices which comes with pre-installed Android Marshmallow 6.0 Operating System. Many Lenovo Users (of Vibe K5/K6 Note/P2/A6600 etc) have reported that they are facing weird Screen Overlay Detected error while installing or using some apps on their Phone. There is the same condition to turn off Screen Overlay Android Marshmallow Devices and Samsung users are also complaining a lot about Screen Overlay Detected error.
As per the T&Cs of Android Marshmallow 6.0, any app needs to ask for the permission before using any resources of your Android Device such as Contacts, Storage, Media, Camera or any other resource. And if active screen overlay of any app is found during asking for permission then a sudden popup with Screen Overlay Detected warning will appear on your Lenovo device.[toc]
How to turn off Screen Overlay Detected on Lenovo
Screen Overlay is one of the best features which enables any app to appear on the top of other apps such as Facebook Messenger chat head and color changing night mode apps. Screen Overlay Permission is also named as Draw Over Other Apps in most of the Android Devices, so you need to disable Draw Over Other Apps Permission or turn off Screen Overlay of all app on your Lenovo Phone to fix this Screen Overlay Detected popup being not allowing to use any newly installed app. Now follow below tutorial to turn off screen overlay setting on any Lenovo Device (Vibe K5, K6 Note, P2, A6600 etc).
- Open Settings
- Scroll down to Apps
- Click on Three Dots (Top Left Corner)
- Click on Draw Over Other Apps
- Again Click on Three Dots
- Tap on Show System Apps
- Now one by one Disable Draw Over Other App Permission of all apps
This will disable Screen Overlay of all apps on your any Lenovo Devices. Now you need to turn on all permissions of an app on which you were facing this screen overlay error. If you were facing Screen Overlay Detected Motorola then turn on all the permissions of WhatsApp by going into Settings, Apps, WhatsApp, Permissions and then enable all permissions to WhatsApp. Now you won’t face Screen Overlay Detected error while using WhatsApp, do the same for any other app.
So this was an easy and simple tutorial on how to fix screen overlay detected error on any Lenovo Device (K5, K6 Note, P2, A6600 etc). If yet you are facing this error then try Safe Mode Solution to fix Screen Overlay Detected error on your Lenovo Device.
Safe Mode Solution to fix Screen overlay Detected Error
Screen Overlay Detected error still appears even after disabling Draw Over Other App permissions of all apps then you can apply this Safe Mode Solution to fix Screen overlay Detected error on your any Lenovo Device, this solution has also worked on how to turn off screen overlay on LG. First, you need to boot your device into the Safe Mode and then enable all permission of app on which you were facing this screen overlay error.
Follow below settings to boot your Lenovo into the Safe Mode:
- Long Press Power Button for the Power Off Menu
- Long press Power Off option until Safe Mode Boot popup appears
- Now Click on Ok to boot your Lenovo Device into the Safe Mode
Now you need to enable all the permissions of an app on which you were facing this screen overlay error by going into Settings, Apps, App Name, Permissions once you entered into the Safe Mode.
This is an easy and 100% working solution to fix Screen Overlay Detected error on any Lenovo (Vibe K5, K6 Note, P2, A6600 etc). Hope this Screen Overlay Detected error is finally resolved on your Device and now you are able to use all apps on your Lenovo Device.