draw over other apps on LG & android phone

Draw over other apps on Android

‘Draw Over Other Apps’ or ‘Display Over Other apps’ is a special permission on Android device which allows one app to appear on the top of other apps. For example, some screen recorders may require this permission in order to record any other apps on your phone or tablet. On the other side, some apps wouldn’t run when an app was running on top of them and generate a “Screen Overlay Detected” error asking you to turn off the screen overlay, draw over or display over other apps.

Android users can follow below steps to enable or disable draw over other apps permissions on an Android device.

Open Settings. Scroll down to Apps. Tap it to open the list of all your apps n the device. Tap the More menu(three dots) at the top right corner and choose Configure apps from the drop-down list.

configure apps on android phone

Select Draw Over Other Apps. Sometimes this option may be in a sub-menu. For example, I have to open the Special access in the Advanced section, then access the Draw over other apps on my LG smartphone.

draw over other apps android phone

Now the list of all apps with/without ‘draw over other apps’ permissions will appear. You can tap an app, then choose enable or disable the ‘draw over other apps’ permission on your Android phone.

19 thoughts on “Draw over other apps on Android”

  1. When I try to enable the draw over the other apps option it say This feature has been turned it off
    But that option is very necessary to me please help sirrr
    Thank you

      1. Nokia one plus? Plus one?! Android 10 and AT PLAYER – phone is saying ‘display over other apps disabled’ cos drains batt?! Please help! As above…

    1. When I try to enable the draw over the other apps option it say This feature has been turned it off
      But that option is very necessary to me please help sirrr
      Thank you

  2. How can features of display over other apps be turned on when using Tecno spark 5 air? Specifically the apps of ubber & bolt driver does not apply on this phone model.please advise.

  3. Jazzmin rene Garcia

    Still confused. Cant understand the whole meaning of what it does and how it works by yes or no. Idk

  4. Is it possible to enable ‘draw over other apps’ in Android 10 Go Edition? I have an app that needs it, but I get a message saying it has been disabled.
    Thanks.

  5. Please assist after updating my Nokia 2.1 to Android 10 it all of sudden removed the display over other apps option when I tried to use a click bot app how can this be fixed.

    Regards.

  6. I have a android LG K30 Premier on my cell phone how do I know what to allow and not allow for draw over other apps and picture in picture?

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