Frequently you have seen screen overlay detected on your Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone which is quite annoying. Most of Samsung smartphone owners including J7 face this Samsung Screen Overlay Detected Error on their mobile phones. Here in this article, we will discuss the easiest way to turn off the screen overlay on a Samsung S5 phone.

How to fix the screen overlay detected on S5

  • Go to “Settings” > “Apps” > “Application Manager” > “More
  • Select “Apps that can appear on top”
  • Again Click on “More Option” and select “Show System Apps”

Here you will see a list of apps that you have allowed for screen overlay. Now turn off the Screen Overlay of all apps one by one. This setting can be used for most of Samsung mobile phones including S5, S7S7, J7, J5, J2, Note 4 & Note 5.

Screen Overlay Settings

Alternatively, you can do reset the app preference to turn off the screen overlay on a Samsung phone.

Follow the steps to reset app preference:

  • Go to “Settings” > “Apps” > “Application Manager” > “More
  • Select “Reset App Preferences” from the list

It will show a prompt box to confirm the resetting app preference, once you confirm it, it will reset all app preferences that you have allowed on your mobile phone.

You should note that resetting app preferences will enable any disabled apps in the past. If you have blocked any app notification, it will disable it. If you have selected any file to be opened on specific apps, it will also reset that preference. If you have disabled background data restriction for a specific app, it will also reset it.

We hope this guide on turning screen overlay detected on Samsung S5 mobile has helped you. Do you still see this screen overlay detected error on your mobile? Share it with us by commenting below and we will try to help you.

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