[100% Fixed] Unfortunately Touchwiz Home Has Stopped

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One of the most common problems that users experience with Samsung devices is a problem with Touchwiz home. If you see "Touchwiz Home has stopped" you are no doubt looking for a simple way to fix the error. We certainly get a lot of questions from users about this particular error such as this email we received a few weeks ago: 


I recently updated my Galaxy S7 and after the update, I thought I would reorganize my apps. But while I was in the process, an error message popped up saying 'Unfortunately Touchwiz has stopped'. I don't know why it's happening or what to do. Can you help me, please?

There are several solutions that can fix this problem and in this article, we are going to be looking at some of the most effective ones.

Reasons Why Samsung Touchwiz Home Has Stopped

Before we get to the solutions however, it is important to understand why the problem occurs in the first place. Then you can avoid the problem in the future and also determine which the best way is to fix it. The major causes of this issue include: 

  • This problem can occur immediately after an Android update as our user above describes. During an update, the old data and cache on the device can easily conflict with the Touchwiz causing it to stop. 

  • You may also see this problem if you accidentally or purposefully disable some default apps. 

  • Installing third-party widgets such as app like launchers can conflict with Touchwiz causing this and many other issues.

  • Unknown system issues may bring this error.

Part 1. 6 Advanced Ways to Solve Samsung Touchwiz Home Has Stopped

The following advanced solutions can help you fix the "Unfortunately Touchwiz Home has stopped" error. Before finding more details, you can check the comparison table first. 

Success Rate
Operating Difficulty
Required Time
Reset Factory Settings
Clear Cache Partition
Boot Device to Safe Mode
Switch to Easy Mode
Restart Your Device

Way 1. The Easiest & Safest Way to Fix Touchwiz Home Has Stopped

If you are looking for a solution that will be both quick and easy to use, you should consider using iMyFone Fixppo for Android. This system repair tool for Android is designed to get into your device's software, diagnose the problem and repair the system all with a few simple inputs from you. Some of the features that make Fixppo for Android the ideal solution include the following: 

  • It is not just useful for repairing this issue, but it is also useful for all other Android system-related issues.

  • It is very easy to use even for the beginner thanks to a detailed but easy to follow user interface.

  • It has been recommended by many professional websites due to its 100% success rate for repairing system issues.

  • It supports all Samsung phones and tablets, Galaxy S10 (+)/S9/S8 (+)/S7 (edge)/S6 (edge)/S6 Plus/Fold/A80/A50/A70/A30/M20/ M30/Note 9/Note 8/On series/C series/J series, etc.

  • It has been trusted and recommended by a lot of media sites.


To use Fixppo for Android to repair the device, download and install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the program and then click on "Start" in the main window. In the resultant window, provide the necessary details for your device. Ensure that the information provided is correct before clicking "Download Firmware". The program will begin downloading and extracting the necessary firmware for your device.


Step 2: Now connect the device to the computer and click "Start". Follow the on-screen instructions on the screen to put the device in download mode.


Step 3: As soon as the device is in download mode Fixppo will begin fixing the problem. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.


Fixppo for Android is a must-have tool for every Android device owner especially when you experience Android OS issues. get this effective software now.

Way 2. Reset Factory Settings

Resetting the factory settings can remove some of the data or settings that could be interfering with Touchwiz. But we must mention that this method will cause data loss. So, backup your device before doing this.

Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then tap "Backup & Reset".

Step 2: Tap on "Factory Data Reset" and then tap "Reset Phone" to confirm.


A few minutes later the device will restart and the Touchwiz error should be fixed.

Way 3. Clear Cache Partition in Recovery Mode

If a factory reset doesn't work, you can try to clear cache partition in recovery mode.

Step 1: Turn off the device and then press and hold the Volume down, home button and power buttons at the same time until the Android logo appears on the screen.

Step 2: In about a minute, the device will enter recovery mode. 

Step 3: Use the Volume buttons to highlight "wipe cache partition" and press the power button to select it. After the process is complete, reboot the device to see if the problem has been fixed.


Way 4. Boot Your Samsung Device to Safe Mode

Booting the device in safe mode will disable all third-party apps thereby allowing you to determine if third-party apps on your device are causing the problem.

Step 1: Turn off the device and then press and hold the power button until the device's logo appears.

Step 2: Release the power button and hold the "Volume Down" button until the reboot is complete.

Step 3: Release the Volume down button when you see "Safe Mode" on the screen.

If you don't see this error in safe mode, third-party apps are to blame and you may need to delete them.


Way 5. Switch to Easy Mode

Easy mode can also remove some features that could be interfering with Touchwiz. To switch to easy mode, follow these simple steps: 

Step 1: Open the settings and tap "Personalization".

Step 2: Tap "Easy Mode". 


Way 6. Restart Your Samsung Device

Restarting your Samsung device can also quickly fix it. If your device has a removable battery, take out the battery while the device is running and hold the power button to drain the device of all power before re-inserting the battery.

If the battery on your device is not removable, press and hold the power button and volume down button to force restart the device.


Part 2. 3 Common Ways to Solve Samsung Touchwiz Home Has Stopped

While the solutions above have a high success rate, the following solutions may temporarily repair the device, allowing you to use the device until you can find a more permanent solution.

Way 1. Clear Cache Data for Touchwiz

Step 1: Tap on Settings > Applications > Application manager.

Step 2: Swipe to the right to get to the "All Apps" screen and then tap "Touchwiz home".

Step 3: Tap "Clear Cache" and then tap "Clear Data".

Restart the device to see if Touchwiz is functioning correctly.


Way 2. Change the Animation Scale

Getting Touchwiz to reconfigure its animation scale has been known to fix this issue. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Open the settings on the device and tap "Developer Option". If you don't see this option, tap on "About device > Software Info". Tap on build number 7 times until you see "You are a Developer" to get this option.

Step 2: Now scroll down to find the "Drawing" category and alter the values for "Window Animation Scale", "Transition animation scale" and "Animator Duration Scale". You can increase hem by 0.5x.

Step 3: Now restart the device to see if the problem is still there.


Way 3. Disable Motion and Gesture Settings

You may encounter this Touchwiz issue when motions and gestures malfunction especially in older models. Disabling motion and gestures may therefore help: 

Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then tap "Motions & Gestures".

Step 2: Disable every gesture and motion on the page and restart the device.



The solutions on this article are all designed to fix "unfortunately Touchwiz Home Has Stopped" error on Samsung. Choose a method you trust to repair the device without damaging it. Post questions or comments you may have about this topic in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.


By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Sep 03, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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