Google Pay is a simple, helpful, and a secure way to manage money, giving all its users clearpicture of total spending and savings.

There have been several complaints about Google Pay app is not working. GPay is currently showing “Please exit any apps that might be drawing over the screen and try again” error when users are trying to make any transaction.

Google Pay users are facing issues regarding failed verifications. Several users are unable to set up their Google Pay account following a re-install.This is because the step that involves adding a bank account fails due to the OTP not getting received, which effectively renders the GPay app useless.

How to solve “draw over other apps” error?

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In case you are facing “draw over the other apps” error, it is suggested that you make sure that there is no other app running with an overlay on the screen. Once you have checked the same, the next step is to reboot the device to fix Google Pay please exit any apps that might be drawing over the screen and try again error.

Turn off any apps that might be drawing over the screen and try again.

  • Go to Settings > Security > Floating Windows
  • Now, turn of fall apps with floating windows
  • Don’t forget to turn off or uninstall screen filter apps
  • You might need to turn off your virtual navigation keys. To do so,:
  • Go to Settings > Convenience Aid > Navigation Keys
  • Turn on “Virtual Keys Can Be Hidden”
  • At this point, you will see a little down arrow on the left of your navigation keys
  • Go back to set up Google Pay
  • Press the down arrow on the navigation key
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Continue through the set up screens

How to enable/disable “Draw Over Other Apps” settings on Android?

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to Apps
  • Click on three dots 
  • Tap on “Configure Apps”
  • Select “Draw Over Other Apps”

Here you can see a list of all the apps that have “Draw Over Other Apps” permission. The last tsep is to select Show System Apps to get the list of all apps with Active “Draw Over Other Apps” permission. Disable “Draw Over other Apps” permissions of all apps manually to resolve “Screen Overlay Detected” error on your Android phone. 

Users have also raised issues regarding transactions wherein a completed transaction fails to show up on the ‘All transactions’ list on Google Pay.

Do not worry if you have problems using your GPay account. The search giant has admitted that there is an issue and is currently working to plausible solutions to get the digital wallet up and running.