Error messages are never nice - especially if you know what to do with them. Many Android marshmallow user has been with the message Display overlay detected around annoyed, in turn, is relatively meaningless. Behind this so-called floating apps like the Facebook Messenger app. How does the "error" persists, we explain here:

Display overlay detectedthe message "Display overlay detected" appears. What to do?

Display Overlay recognized: the cause

Above all, users of a Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 and S7 are struggling with the message, especially when they have just upgraded to marshmallow. But also users of other Android smartphones, including several Motorola devices have reported the problem.The device warns suddenly that a display overlay has been recognized and are the following notice:

"To change this permission setting, you must first display overlay on" Settings " > Disable "Apps". "

Also a button that leads directly to the settings is available. But much further the message does not get us. Because from here we do not really come on as a "display overlay" nowhere is mentioned.

The cause of the message is related to so-called floating apps, including the Facebook Messenger. For such apps have the function of positioning small components others. In the case of Facebook Messengers are the profile pictures as small circles that appear when new messages on the display. If you install a new app now that requires specific access rights, while the floating app is open, the message, which in turn prevents rights can be assigned appears. An error has not occurred here actually. Rather, it is a security measure Androids to protect against malicious apps that lay across the display and could pretend the user something.

Display Overlay recognized troubleshootAbout the settings and the application menu can be called "Floating apps" disable, so that the error message only once no longer appears.

disable message requires a little work

Thus, the statement may be disabled, you must first find out what apps are responsible - that all apps, in which components - can put on the screen and all other apps - just like the profile pictures in Messenger. That may be, or the Edge panel at the Samsung Galaxy's also tuning apps or apps to change the display. The corresponding applications can be found as follows:

  1. Open settings.
  2. scroll to the application manager and call the installed apps.
  3. the entry apps that can be shown at the beginning or select but over other apps via the multi-box on the top right (three points) can be.
  4. The floating apps are displayed here. Now it's time to try and gradually Apps rid of the floating permission to see from which comes the error.
  5. Is the culprit app found, can the newly installed app in which the error occurred, re-open and re-assign the authorizations. The error message no longer appears.
  6. After that the disabled in the fourth step floating functions should be re-enabled the apps work accordingly again.

Second option for troubleshooting

But there is a second way that fixes the problem:

  1. Restart the device and hold the volume down key at startup. The device starts in Safe Mode, where all apps are disabled.
  2. Now open the settings and select the Application Manager applications.
  3. Calling settings for the app with the error message, and permissions to change all app permissions section. Since all other apps are disabled, no error message appears.
  4. The Settings and restart device.

If the message "Display overlay detected" reappears when installing another app, you can again proceed that way. So the problem should in any case - be resolved - for now. If one wants to prevent them from reappearing and has already figured out which app was responsible, you can uninstall this course, if you can do without it and wants.

But it may also be that the on Samsung devices now integrated one-hand operation is responsible. If all else fails, simply switch it off briefly and see if it works now.