Overlay Settings in Android

i’ve a MIUI 11 and deactive all overlay apps. But Cryptomator tells me, that the overlay is still active. Cannot open the settings.

Do you have any tips ?

Thank you very much.

Hey and welcome to the community :slightly_smiling_face:!

We’ve documented this in https://docs.cryptomator.org/en/latest/android/settings/#block-app-when-obscured.

Can you please check if there is really no overly active? Follow e.g. this tutorial to verify it: https://www.howtogeek.com/271519/how-to-fix-the-screen-overlay-detected-error-on-android/


thank you for your reply. I’ve already deactivate all Special System settings that are causing with the overlay function. But Cryptomator shows the error nervertheless.

Hmm too bad :slight_smile:

What smartphone and Android version do you have?

I’ve a Xiaomi Redmi 9 and its Android 10 with MIUI 11

You really made 100% sure that no screen overlay is allowed for any app?

I have a Xiaomi F1 with MIUI 12 and am experiencing the same problem. I have disabled night mode and also disabled permission to draw over other apps for all apps, except System UI, for which it cannot be disabled. But there is no way I can start cryptomator, it keeps complaining about being obscured. Is there a way of forcing cryptomator to star, or knowing exactly what is preventing it from starting?
Thank you.

Hey and welcome to the community :slightly_smiling_face:!

If your phone is rooted, you can edit the preference file directly and set disableAppWhenObscured to false.

Unfortunately no, the operating system does not provide this information as far as I know.


That solved the problem.
Thank you!

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