How to fix the "Screen Overlay Detected" Error on Android

Lisa Scholfield
Written by Gearloose

After upgrading Android to 6.0+ (especially with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), some programs keep displaying the message "Screen Overlay Detected", when you try to run them.

Trying disable Screen Overlay from settings, can't always solve the problem. If the problem continues on your device, here are some solutions:

-Disable Screen Overlay from every program, by clicking on "Open Settings" when the message appears. You will see the options menu. Disable all.

-Disable "Side Key Panel" from Note devices.

-Unistall any 3rd party program, like Clean Master,Trash Cleaner, DU Speed Booster/Cache Cleaner etc.
These program are not needed at all and causing problem to your device. My problem caused by Clean Master and solved after i removed it.

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.