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.

81 thoughts on “Draw over other apps on Android”

    1. It’s a matter of priority so my google maps is set to draw over apps so it takes priority if I am on other apps it will stay on my screen forsay. Or if my music is set to draw over apps then when I get a notification it doesn’t shut off. I can still use everything normal, it just tells ur system what is important to keep running through interruptions.

  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. Also my self I have infinix hot9play & it doesn’t allow also,. If you have already succeed please direct me

    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. I have a Alcatel 500 from cricket how do disable this feature has been turned off because it slows down phone.

    2. I’m having the same problem! And I really need this to work, did you find any answers? I would be so grateful if you could help me!

    3. It might be as simple as opening settings, finding the “draw over apps” section, tapping it and should take you to the page to turn it on or enable it.

  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

    1. Jazzmin I feel the same as you. I do not know what it means and the purpose of “Draw over other apps” is. Why would I use it. Mine is On, now I’m wondering what would happen if I turned it off.
      Can someone please explain to me 1. What it is.
      2. What it does
      3. Why would I us it.
      4. What happens if I turn it.
      off
      Thank you

  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.

      1. Tawanda Collen Mafemera

        Hie please help urgently, I got Samsung A3core if i want to enable display over the apps it says this feature is turned off. Help me please my apps are uber and bolt

    1. I have a on tablet I think it has android 10 and when I tried to enable it it said Feature not available This feature has been turned off Because it slows down your phone

    1. Same my phone is a Nokia 1 and the display over other the apps feature is off it was perfectly working before the new update but now its off

  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?

  7. I tried to enable display over other apps but it said display over other the apps is off beacuase it will slow down the phone but there is nothing Rong about my phone I got 2gb free storage what else is missing? Pls help

  8. Hi ,I have Nokia1 when I open app say “allow display over other apps”
    And I don’t know how to aloww it because I can’t find it
    Pls someone help me 😞

  9. How do I drag the app across the screen? I have a teleprompter app but need to draw it closer to the camera instead of centered. I have a Galaxy S10.

  10. I have android 10 and I want give this permission to detox app and your sulation is not available on my Google pixel phone please help me.

  11. The same problem on samsung A3 core, it says the feature is turned off because it slows down your phone, what’s the problem?

  12. Please help me….. My mobile is Micromax 1b …. But. Big problm …… Is. App. Issu…..
    feature not available this feature has been turned off because it slows down your phone…
    Please help ….

  13. Have Nokia 1 with Android 10 Go. Cannot access a medical app for the Display over other apps error. The Feature is not available and cannot be turned on.

  14. I try to turn this on a screen recording app, but it says “this feature is disabled because it may slow your phone”

    1. Similar issue here. Screen recording app prompts me to give permission to appear over other apps- but there’s no official “screen recorder” switch; I can’t find specific app to give permission to.

      1. Scroll apps tap to open list of apps tap more menu or the three dots at the top right corner and choose configure apps from drop-down list tap on apps choose enable or disable to draw over other apps.

  15. Hi i have a SAMSUNG GALAXY M01 CORE smartphone .can any of you guys help me cuz the option of ‘Display Over Apps’ is missing what should i do . Help will be appreciated….

  16. I have a Samsung J3 , go to apps press3 dots in right hand corner then it should show you default apps ,app permissions ect. Push the one that says Special Access it will have everything there. I think it’s the same with most Samsung.

  17. Can any of you guys help me cuz the option of ‘Display Over Apps’ is missing what should i do . Help will be appreciated

  18. My nokia 1 is having the same problem
    It’s showing feature isn’t available here…it slows down the phone. And I really need that app

  19. I tried the best as you advised but my phone doesnt have that option . Its realme c11 2021.please suggest any procedure to open that option .Its one of main problem of most phones at present .Thanks

  20. My phone is Stylo 721. Android 10 but when you try to activate draw over other apps it says. This feature is turned off because it slows down your phone. Please help i really need this setting.

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