How to fix an Unresponsive Install Button

You have just heard of this great app from your friends and are in a hurry to install it. But alas the install button doesn’t seem to be working. You try installing the app again and again to no avail. You clean your screen, restart your phone. You are desperate enough to take it to the service centre. But wait. We are here to save you from making an necessary trip.

One reason your install button seems to be malfunctioning is that you have screen filtering apps running in the background. These are apps that put a blank screen over your phone to control the light coming off your phone.

Fix Unresponsive Install Button

They can be pretty handy during the night when even the dimmest of lights can seem like the glaring sun. Anyways these apps might be the reason that your install button seems to be malfunctioning. Disable the screen filter apps and try pressing the install button now.

If your install button still isn’t functioning then, try looking for any installed apps that have overlay permissions, these are apps that are permitted to show their contents while you are using other apps, apps with overlay permission (such as  Messenger, Musixmatch, Touch Assistant app).

If you are unsure as to which apps have overlay permissions, try disabling them one by one be heading over to Settings ⇒ Apps and find out which one is the culprit. You can also search in the  “Draw over other apps” menu in your android setting where all the apps having this permission will be listed.

You can also try rebooting your phone into safe mode. This will confirm if any ongoing issues are caused by any preloaded system application or any unknown third party apps.

Here’s how you switch your phone to Safe Mode

  • Press and hold the power button of your device. This will open the power options menu.
  • Select Power off from the given options. Your phone should turn off completely
  • Wait for your phone to turn off then press and hold the power button to turn your phone back on.
  • Immediately press and hold the volume up and down buttons on your device, hold these buttons while your device continues to boot. Once booting is completed you will see the words Safe Mode at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Your install button should be working by now. Let us know if the solutions mentioned above came in handy at all.


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Mike is professional android and iOS developer, passionate about discussing latest trends in android space about new apps and tricks tips.

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