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Is there a way to permanently block an app from asking for draw over permission?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Phrozt, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Phrozt

    Phrozt Lurker
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    I have a touchpal keyboard which I like more than other keyboards, but as I'm sure you've all heard, it's practically like malware. The latest round of "fun" they added is that it wants to take over your screen when a phone call is ringing, so every phone call I get, I first have the settings window pop up asking to allow apps draw over access.

    I'd like to know if there's a way to permanently ban an app from asking for permission.. but I know this one is a bit trickier because the draw over permission is separate from the others.

    I'm on Android 8.0.0, Kernel 4.4.78

    Thanks
     

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    "Draw over other apps" is not one of the permissions that Google offer individual control over even in Android 10, so if it won't accept "no" for an answer all I can suggest is finding a different keyboard.

    (My wife's phone came with Touchpal, and she's generally not that particular about things like that, but a few months ago even she got fed up enough with it to replace it. It's been getting worse for years, and if this particular straw isn't the breaking point all of the evidence suggests that they'll come up with something else soon).
     
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