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I started receiving the “Screen overlay detected” dialog when trying to change apps settings.

Tried to turn off all "draw over other apps" as it says here - "Screen overlay detected" dialog?, first without system and then with, but it still doesn't work.

Then, I restored apps to original settings and it just made a bigger mess, dialog continue appearing. Any way to go back to previous settings???

Thanks!

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    Check apps with accessibility privileges, in the Accessibility section of Settings, and turn them all off.
    – owlswipe
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 13:36

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There are three places to check. Mine was caused by the Forest app under Acessibilty.

Non-system Apps

Settings -> Application Manager -> Apps with Overlay Permissions -> Apps with Permissions

System Apps

Same as above, but with Show System Apps turned on

Accessibility Apps

Settings -> Acessibility -> Scroll to the bottom. It lists app names. Just turn them all off for now.

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PIE Controls turned out to be the problem for me.

Long story short, after trying every suggested thing I could find (even disabled permissions of some system apps, I will hopefully remember which ones and will be able to set it back...) I started thinking to myself, "what application could draw over the screen other than those on this list?" and realized that I had GravityBox installed through Xposed, and pie controls enabled! As soon as I disabled that (didn't have to turn off the entire module, just setting "enable pie control" to "never" was enough) I was able to finally set permissions!

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