Samsung Screen overlay is a feature that allows one app to appear over the top of the other. Like Facebook messenger chat heads, or you may have an app that changes the color of the screen. Using the Screen Overlay feature of chat head helps you instantly reply while using other applications.
In some conditions, the Screen overlay detected an error that you’ll see in certain situations. Screen Overlay must be disabled when granting permission to other apps, such as the Camera. If it is enabled while granting permission, an error will appear.
This is because the overlay can cause confusion and mislead a user to provide unwanted permission, such as access to personal information. Make sure to only grant permission to trusted apps.
If you see a Screen overlay detected error, it’s caused by a 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.). This step-by-step guide will show you how to turn off Screen Overlay to stop the error popup.
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Navigate to Apps.
- Navigate to Settings, and then tap Apps.
Navigate to Special access.
- Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Special access.
Tap Apps that can appear on top or Draw over other apps.
- Tap Appear on top and then locate the apps that use an overlay. Tap the switch next to them to disable the overlay permission.
Apps that display bubbles, chat heads or alter the screen colors are frequently the source of the warning.
- From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
- Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap Apps.
- Tap the Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Special access.
- From Special access, tap Draw over other apps.
- From Draw over other apps, tap any app on the list that was causing errors to turn the permissions off Switch off.
- From a Home screen, relaunch the app.
- Tap the available permissions (e.g., Permit Drawing over other apps, Contacts, etc.) to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
- Repeat steps (5-7) as needed to identify the app causing the notifications.
- Alternatively, place the device into Safe Mode then repeat steps (5-7).
Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.