This guide aims to help the basic Android user to disable screen overlay on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Screen overlay is a feature on your Note 4 that will enable other apps to appear on top of your current app. This could be dangerous as it could be used to deceive you or from apps asking for certain permissions, such as location or system access. You may want to disable this feature for safety reasons.
Step 1: Open Settings
First, you’ll need to open the settings menu. To do this, open the application menu and select 'Settings'.
Step 2: Access Apps Menu
Once in the settings menu, scroll down and select the 'Apps' option.
Step 3: Identifying Overlaying Apps
Next, select the 'Draw over other apps' menu, which lists all the applications installed on your device that can display screen overlays.
Step 4: Disabling Screen Overlay
Finally, tap on the app you want to disable screen overlays for, and then tap the toggle switch to turn off the overlay.
You can repeat this process for all the apps you wish to disable overlays for. Once you’ve done that, the screen overlays will be disabled.
1. What is Screen Overlay?
Screen Overlay is a feature on Android devices that allows apps to display on top of other apps. This can be dangerous as it can be used to deceive you or have apps ask for permissions such as location or system access.
2. How Can I Disable Screen Overlay?
To disable screen overlay, open the settings menu and go to the Apps option. From there, select the 'Draw over other apps' and tap the toggle switch to turn off the overlay for that particular app. Repeat this process for any other apps you wish to disable the overlay for.
3. Why Would I Disable Screen Overlay?
You may want to disable the screen overlay feature for safety reasons, as it can be used for malicious purposes.
4. What Devices Are Compatible With This Guide?
This guide is specifically for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 devices.