How to fix the “Unfortunately Touchwiz Home has stopped” error on your Samsung devices.
“Unfortunately Touchwiz Home has Stopped” error is the most common error faced by Samsung’s smartphone users. What actually happens is that first the user android device gets unresponsive and shortly after that, the user receives a pop up message stating “Unfortunately Touchwiz Home has Stopped” which then stops and results into a restart. This is a very different sort of error and requires a different approach for resolving the issue.
When does this error occur ?
As per most of the user experiences with Samsung android device, it has been found that this issue is most prominent when the user tries to switch from one app to another or while switching between apps and homescreen. In rare cases due to over usage of Memory users face this error.
Given below are the various methods with which we can solve this issue :
Method – 1 : Soft Reset your Android Device.
If you are facing the issue for the first time then you can try a simple soft reset on your Samsung device and to do that just follow the below given steps :
- Remove your Phone battery while your Samsung device state is in active mode.
- After removing the battery just press Power button for minimum 30 seconds and then place your battery again in your device and Turn on your Samsung device.
- That’s it you are done and now check if you face the same issue again or not. If face then proceed on with the below given alternative fixes.
*What actually soft reset does is that it tries to clear your phone memory by draining the capacitors stored electricity.
Method– 2 : Try Clearing Touchwiz Cache & Data.
- Open device Settings > Scroll to Applications > Tap on Application manager and select ALL -> There you will find Touchwiz > Just Tap on Touchwiz which will then show you the options to clear Touchwiz cache and data.
- Just Tap on Clear Cache and Clear Data which will then clear all your Touchwiz cache and data. Once done then try to navigate between your apps and homescreen and check if you face the same issue again or not.
Method – 3 : Wiping your Cache Partition.
After trying the above mentioned fixes, if you still face the Touchwiz issue then you are left with only Wiping cache partition and hard reset your Samsung Galaxy device. Read below How to Wipe Cache partition in Samsung Galaxy devices.
- First of all you need to Turn off your Samsung device > Press and hold the three buttons i.e. Volume Up Key, Home key and Power key.
- When your phone vibrates, release the Power key button but keep on holding the Home key and Volume Up key button.
- Once you’re on the Android System Recovery screen and just release the Volume Up and Home key.
- Navigate to the ‘Wipe cache partition’ option by pressing the Volume Down key and Press the Power key to select.
- Once the ‘Wipe cache partition is complete’ you need to Reboot your system and to do so you can press the Power button.
*If nothing of the above mentioned step works out then you can try Factory reset / Hard reset on your Samsung device as your last step.