“Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped” and “Unfortunately, Touchwiz Has Stopped” are the two similar error messages you see on your Samsung Galaxy S5 but they are not same. We have discussed the about the solutions to both of them including the problem causing reasons.
The error message will pop up certain times while moving icons to folders, customising widgets, while uninstalling the apps, etc. We can’t go with the singe solution to fix the error. So, here is a list of instances that cause the “Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped” error and the solution to it respectively.
“Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped” Error on Galaxy S5 [Fixed]
Here you go with each instance with the solution you need to resolve it.
Touchwiz Home Crashes While Uninstalling Apps
We all know the fact that uninstalling apps and games from android device is a lot easier than installing them. Because, we don’t need internet connection, we don’t need extra free space to uninstall apps. But that’s not as easy as you think, see and do. Most of the Galaxy S5 devices are getting Touchwiz crashes upon uninstalling the apps and games. Of course, it’s not a big issue but nobody want’s to use their device with full of issues and problems every time they try to instal/uninstall apps.
Fix: Don’t worry, you need not to do anything such as install/uninstall any third party/system apps. Just follow the instructions provided below and fix the issue right away.
1. Open Settings on your Android device.
2. Tap “Personalisation”.
3. Touch “Easy Mode” under “Personalisation”.
4. Select “Standard Mode”.
5. Restart your Android device and try uninstalling the apps and games this time.
I am pretty sure you will be able to fix the issue this time. If you are still facing the issue, take a screenshot and please send us with proper description.
Touchwiz Crashes While Moving Icons to Folders
We, Everyone update the firmware every time we get one. But that always will not help you as you will get few minor issues such as app clatters; as a result, we cannot well organise the apps into folders. To make it more detailed; Galaxy S5 devices with the Android 5.0 or up (Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo, Android Pie) gets “Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped” while moving icons to folders.
Fix: In general, while you update the firmware, the cache and everything should be cleared but there are chances that it won’t get wiped off. If that is the case, you should do it yourself such as clearing app cache and SIM Toolkit data. Follow the instructions provided below.
1. Unlock your Android device and open up the Settings.
2. Scroll down till you see the “Applications” and tap “Application Manager”.
3. Click “All”.
4. Scroll down and tap “Touchwiz”.
5. Hit “Clear Cache” and Hit “Clear Data” and then tap “OK”.
This time all the home screens will be deleted including the default one along with the Samsung Touchwiz Interface. Try moving the icons of the apps and game to folders this time. 99% of the time you will not get the error message again. If still you are getting the error message, the only fix left is clearing cache partition.
Wiping Samsung Galaxy S5 Cache Partition
Note: Take Backup of your Data
1. Shut down your smartphone, make sure you turn off the mobile data, wifi, bluetooth, etc. Flight mode is even recommended to do this.
2. Press and Hold Power Key + Home Key + Volume Up Key and when your phone vibrates, leave the Power Key and still hold the Home Key + Volume Up Key.
3. Leave the Home Key and Volume Up Key whenever you see the Android Recovery Screen.
4. Use the Volume Up or Volume Down keys to select the “Wipe Cache Partition”.
5. Press the Power Key to select the Wipe Cache Partition option.
6. “Reboot System Now” is selected when you finish wiping the cache partition. Press the power button again to restart your Android device.
I am pretty sure that you won’t get the error message again on your Galaxy S5 as you have wiped out the cache partition. If still getting the error message, try out the next fix shared below.
Master Reset Samsung Galaxy S5
Note: Take Backup of your Data
1. Shut Down your Android device and turn it on again by pressing the Power Key + Home Key + Volume Up key at the same time.
2. Leave the power button when your phone gets vibrated. But still hold the Volume Up Key and the Home Key.
3. Use the Volume Up or Volume Down button to select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option.
4. Press the Power button to select the factory reset option.
5. Now use the Volume Up or Down button to select the “Yes – Delete All User Data”.
6. Click the Power button to select it and then press the power button again to carry out the master reset to restart your Android device.
That is the final but the most successful fix you have got to fix Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped error on Galaxy S5. Also check out the other instances you are getting the error message.
Can’t close “Complete Action Using Touchwiz” Prompt
Complete Action Using Touchwiz usually appears whenever you press the home button. It will be shown up with two options such as “Touchwiz Home” and “Touchwiz Easy”. Most of the times you choose either of them you can’t hide “Complete Action Using Touchwiz”. But whenever you hit the home button you will get this error and here is the easy fix that can help you out for sure.
Fix: Don’t worry, it’s not a big issue but related to the cache of the Launchers you are using on your Android device. Follow the step by step instructions to fix it.
1. Unlock your Android device and select “Settings”.
2. Click “Applications” and then tap “Application Manager”.
3. Find and Click SetDefaultLauncher.
4. Click “Clear Cache” and then hit “Clear Data” again to clear both Cache and Data.
That will clear the cache and data of the DefaultLauncher you get on your Samsung Galaxy S5. That’s it, restart your Android device and check if still you are getting this while you press the home button.
Touchwiz Home Error Pops Up While Restoring the Widgets
This is one of the unusual errors we have got on Samsung Galaxy S5 with Lollipop Update. If you have updated the firmware to Lollipop or up, you will loose some widgets on your device. Whenever you try to restore theme or add new widgets to the home screen, you will see an error message saying Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home Has Stopped.
Fix: This time you don’t need to do anything apart from clearing the cache and data of the Touchwiz itself as the error is only because of the some issues with the cache and data of the app as you have updated the firmware. Follow the simple instructions provided below to resolve the issue right away.
1. Unlock your Android device and tap “Settings”.
2. Scroll down to “Applications” and then click “Application Manager”.
3. Swipe to the “All” section where you will be able to see all the applications.
4. Scroll down till you see the Touchwiz Home.
5. Clear Cache and Data by clicking “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”.
Those are the possible instances and fixes of the error as mentioned above. Please reach us/contact us with your problem if you we didn’t include your instance.
[*Permanent Fix*] “Unfortunately, Touchwiz Home has stopped” Error
We have provided the most possible cases and the solutions to the error message. If you are stilling getting this error and unable to use your device without any issues, please download Google Now Launcher and make it the default one.
Here is how to do it;
1. Download Google Now Launcher from the Google Play and Install it on your Android device.
2. Now, Select “Google Now Launcher” as your default launcher the first time you click Home button after it’s installation.
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