Samsung Galaxy S4 Problem: "Unfortunately, TouchWiz Home has stopped"

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Solved: Samsung Galaxy S4 Problem: "Unfortunately, TouchWiz Home has stopped"


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answered Sep 24, 2014 by osky (127,200 points)
selected Jan 10, 2016 by administrator
 
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Boot To Safe Mode

  1. While the phone is off, press and hold the Power button.
  2. When the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen appears, release the Powerbutton.
  3. Immediately after releasing the button, press and hold theVolume Down key.
  4. Continue holding the Volume Down key until the phone finished restarting.
  5. 'Safe Mode' will be seen in the bottom left corner of the screen. 

Clear Cache & Data

  1. While in Safe Mode, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Touch the Settings app.
  3. Tap More tab.
  4. Choose Application Manager.
  5. Swipe right to display All tab's contents.
  6. Find TouchWiz.
  7. Tap Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons. (NOTE: You will lose all your customizations in your Home screens but it's worth it)
  8. Reboot the phone normally.

Observe if the error message still pops up. If it does, follow the next procedure.

Wipe Cache Partition

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume UpHome and Power buttons simultaneously.
  3. Once the phone vibrates, release the Power button but continue holding the other two buttons.
  4. Release the Volume Up and Home buttons when the Android System Recovery screen appears.
  5. Highlight 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power button.
  6. Once done, highlight the 'reboot system now' options and press the Power button.

That should do it, but in case it won't, the last resort is to perform Factory Reset. You need to backup your data first.


commented Feb 19, 2015 by Otthein Herzog
Thanks a lot! Wiping DATA and CACHE of Touchwiz Home in Lollipop 5.0 did the trick
commented Apr 17, 2015 by anonymous
I just spent a lot of time recreating my home page, so I hope it eliminated that pesky touchwiz home!
commented Apr 24, 2015 by Sumo
I have a Note 3 which just updated to Lollipop and tried several of the options given for clearing cache, setting to touchwiz easy and then back to standard, clearing app cache, etc. None of that worked. I went to the motions and gestures and just turned everything off (I don't use any of it) and voila! My Touchwiz Home is back to being functional.
commented Apr 25, 2015 by alexmagix9
AHHH - i wish read that post before factory reset. As I did factory reset and still got the issue. I used the advice here and I have narrowed it down to Just just turning off the motions. Jestures still work. SO thanks SUMO  - for the great idea.
commented Apr 26, 2015 by abe
thank you guys so much for your great efforts. my sg4 5.0.1 is now perfect after i applied the solution(  I went to the motions and gestures and just turned everything off)
commented Apr 28, 2015 by Freemum
Went through the steps above, but it didn't work. Then turned off everything in motions and gestures and that did the trick on my Samsung S4 - THANK YOU!!!
commented Apr 29, 2015 by anonymous
I tried all this nothing worked, I didn't do a factory reset, what I did was went to settings, my device and turned off hands free mode that worked for me, no more touchwiz has stopped working.
commented Apr 29, 2015 by anonymous
I was getting "unfortunately touchwiz home has stopped" on AT&T S4 after a recent OTA update to 5.0.1

Turning off Motion under Motions and gestures eliminated the "unfortunately touchwiz home has stopped" error
commented Apr 30, 2015 by Stalled May
reshown May 29, 2015 by osky
Turning off motions and gestures did it for me too! I wish I would have read that first.
commented May 4, 2015 by anonymous
After wiping all the cache data and the cache partition, I still got the error.  After reading other posts, I turned off Motion under Motions and Gestures and the error went away.   Now if you use the motion feature, I would suggest arranging you home screen then turning it back on.
commented May 6, 2015 by AL
SG4 Touchwiz and Widgets issue. I just turned off all the motion and gestures and it worked.
Thanks
commented May 7, 2015 by BK
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Tried several of the solutions above on my S4 and nothing worked. Turned off all motions and gestures as suggested and now my phone is back to working like it is supposed to! Admin needs to move this solution to the top of the list to try first. Again, thank you for the solution.
commented May 8, 2015 by anonymous
Samsung Galaxy S4 user:  I followed aboved mentioned steps it did't worked, but after those steps I did the following, just turned off "Motions and gestures" options like Air gesture, Motion and Palm motion, it worked for me
commented May 8, 2015 by anonymous
Thank You, it worked for me, just turned off "Motions and gestures" options like Air gesture, Motion and Palm motion
commented May 9, 2015 by Rich
This did not work for my S4.  I ended up just simply going to my settings.personal.backup and reset.reset settings.  This turned out to be a very simple fix.  I must have had a setting messing with my Touchwiz Home.
commented May 10, 2015 by Angie in Alabama
Turning off Motions fixed my issue following lollipop updates a few days ago (May 2015). No other actions required!
commented May 11, 2015 by vince
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, just performed all of the latest updates and started getting the TouchWiz problem described above. On reading this thread, I tried the "Motions and Gestures" suggestion above and it worked. Unfortunately, before trying that I cleared the data and cache for TouchWiz and it changed all of my screens to default. Fortunately, now that TouchWiz is functioning again, I can rebuild my screens.
commented May 11, 2015 by SwampyPDX
I have an S4.  Updating to Lollipop caused this problem. Clearing cache and data do not work, but it cleared my icons off the pages so a pain. Try the turning off the motion junk on the phone.  That worked for me.
commented May 12, 2015 by anonymous
Verizon Galaxy s4... tried alot of solutions but turning off all hand/ motion gestures worked. Go to settings,  motion gestures, select off
commented May 14, 2015 by anonymous
I had the same problem after I did the update on my. Samsung S4. I tried wiping the data and cache but it didn't work. So I tried turning off the motions and gestures option and it worked. Touch wiz is now functioning properly.
commented May 15, 2015 by lbg
Thank you for this info!

Turned off motions and didn't  have to run a reset...  Will someone tell the lolly pop android Samsung people about this touch wiz defect...  Some where it is listed as a feature... I am sure!
commented May 16, 2015 by anonymous
Thank you! Same as most replies here, Samsung 4, turned off motions and gestures option (I don't use them anyway either) and did a restart and now I can put apps on my home pages again. Boy was that ever annoying!
commented May 20, 2015 by JonE
Worked a treat...Been living with this annoying problem for weeks. Cheers
commented May 20, 2015 by anonymous
thank you. used the turn off all motions and it brought it back. did not do any resets. yea
commented May 23, 2015 by Tool Lady
MAY 22, 2015  I was not able to fix this any which way until I came across your suggestion. So easy and fixed the problem immediately.  Thanks for posting this.  I can now  move my icons around on my phone,.  Can not thank you enough.  SO EASY
commented May 26, 2015 by Becki Jo
Turning off the Motions and gestures is what ultimately worked for me, and I had tried everything else suggested except for factory reset.
commented May 28, 2015 by Zen Lights
only factory reset is the only way to solve this issue "unfortunately touchwiz home not working?" pls give me best way to fix it. thanks
commented May 28, 2015 by Manjit
Touchwiz error started after OS upgrade to Android version 5.0, Baseband version N9005XXUGBOA1, Build LRX21V.N9005 XXUGBO86, SE for Android Status: "Enforcing, SEPF_SM-N9005_5.0_0002, Wed Feb 25 21:55:35 2015"/

Since this time anytime I try to move any apps from one screen to another, to remove them or from the Apps list try to move to a preferred screen, the Touchwiz home has stopped message comes up consistently.

Tried clearing cache and data but no change.

Help
commented May 28, 2015 by K.Magee
So I'm not really "smart" when it comes to my smart phone but, I was getting the "touchwiz wasn't working" I've been looking up how to fix it for days now. I've tried the clean "this or that" even went as far as force stopping both touchwiz's but finally...found a fix I did what most everyone on here did.. Went to motions & gestures and turned them both off,bam problem solved.. tyvm everyone.. Now hopefully my force stop won't cause problems lol...
commented May 29, 2015 by anonymous
reshown May 29, 2015 by osky
"I have a Note 3 which just updated to Lollipop and tried several of the options given for clearing cache, setting to touchwiz easy and then back to standard, clearing app cache, etc. None of that worked. I went to the motions and gestures and just turned everything off (I don't use any of it) and voila! My Touchwiz Home is back to being functional."

Exactly the same problems and the same solution! I also tried everything on my Galaxy S4   like this poster. But turning off Motions and Gestures did it! Thank you!!
commented Jun 1, 2015 by steph
Thanks for the fix. I turned off motions and Gestures and my Touchwiz Home started working again. I have been working for days trying to find a solution. Thank you thank you thank you!
My next step was a factory reset.
commented Jun 2, 2015 by anonymous
Suggestion to change Motion and Gestures to off in the settings worked great for my Verizon galaxy s4.  TouchWiz working perfectly
commented Jun 2, 2015 by Beth Ann
This worked for me after all else failed.  Thank you!
commented Jun 3, 2015 by anonymous
The turning off the hand gestures did the trick for my Galaxy S4.  Clearing the cache didn't work at all.
commented Jun 4, 2015 by anonymous
Thank you, your idea worked and you saved my device (note3) from a hard reset.  I appreciate sharing your idea.
commented Jun 5, 2015 by Linda
Thank you for the advice.....I just went to settings.....my device......the motions and gestures and turned those off and I was able to get my Google search widget back on my page after the new upgrade.....thanks everyone for the help
commented Jun 7, 2015 by The Talisman
i found an easier way. pull down from top and get to settings. move to applications and turn touchwiz off been defauld and press home - when asked use mini touchwiz as default and - walla - u can reach home screen... not go to play store and download your own home screen and use it as default. GL
commented Jun 12, 2015 by anonymous
Clearing your data/cache does nothing for a S4, instead turn off the Motions and Gestures.
commented Jun 19, 2015 by Bdl3700
I'm really wishing that I'd read the comments before attempting to solve this through this site's method. On my galaxy s4 simply turning off everything in motions and gestures solved my problem
commented Jun 25, 2015 by Fiona
Samsung Galaxy S4 user:  The upgrade went through last night and I followed these instructions (up to factory reset).  After wiping all the cache data and the cache partition, I still got the error.  After reading other posts, I turned off Motion under Motions and Gestures and the error went away.  I wish I had tried this first before loosing all my personal settings!
commented Jun 25, 2015 by Chris RB
I had the same problem with touchwiz home on my glaxy s4 after download. i turned off motions and gestures as instructed above and restarted. It works, fantastic I'm so happy ;)
commented Jun 27, 2015 by anonymous
Thank you so much! I have been trying EVERYTHING, and nothing was working. I happened to see this comment I tried it and it worked. Thank you!
commented Jun 29, 2015 by Airman
I have S4, upgrade to Loiilipop, Touchwiz not working, found this thread, cleared the cache, no result, but Sumo's turn off gestures post DOES WORK. Thank you so much. I was stranded without this assistance!
commented Jun 30, 2015 by anonymous
Have an S4...went all the way to the last option with no luck!  Calling Verizon and Samsung before doing factory reboot.  Thanks for the help!
commented Jul 1, 2015 by anonymous
My daughter had this problem with her S4 as well  so gave her a ring and told her what to do and her phone is working fine so needless to say she is very pleased. Many thanks Sumo
commented Jul 5, 2015 by Tracey
Did both for my Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 but didn't work though due for a new phone in a few days
commented Jul 7, 2015 by Smartphone Guppie
The option that worked for me was to turn off ALL of the motion settings...TouchWiz started working correctly immediately.
commented Jul 10, 2015 by Rick
This also worked on Verizon S4
commented Jul 17, 2015 by Mr. 856
Yooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Good looking out on the tip!! This worked. You don't know how many blogs I read, which lead to fails! lol

Thanks
commented Jul 23, 2015 by anonymous
The same here, but it was a blessing in disguise because I was finally able to clean up and rearange my apps on the individual screens.
commented Jul 25, 2015 by anonymous
Super solution for Galaxy Note 3. I tried clear TouchWiz Home cache and data. It did not work. Your solution works! Thank you very much.
commented Jul 30, 2015 by Kristy
Amazing!!! If I could kiss you I would!! This has bugged the crap out of me! Just done what you've said and it works now!! Thank you! Genius :)
commented Aug 1, 2015 by anonymous
It worked!  none of the other stuff did.
commented Aug 2, 2015 by cash6
Turing off motions fixed my phone as well
commented Aug 9, 2015 by Rebecca
After much frustrations with my S4 over this TouchWiz issue and reading through many blogs on "how to fix" the issue... this is the only place I found the most simple and absolutely perfect answer - - turn off gestures.  It works.  I was one step away from a total reset of the phone.  Thank you so much
commented Aug 10, 2015 by Pamela
You are amazing. Thanks it has worked by switching off the motion gestures :)
commented Sep 21, 2015 by Pocketdragon
Didn't work after clearing cache and data, so
turned off motion and gestures and it worked
commented Oct 6, 2015 by anonymous
clearing data and cache worked for galaxy core...!
commented Nov 9, 2015 by anonymous
Turning off the touch motion worked for me!  Thank you.  I really did not want to do a reset.  This was much easier.
commented Nov 19, 2015 by anonymous
It worked for me too thank you
commented Jan 8, 2016 by anonymous
Thanks for the tip. It really worked :-)
commented Feb 17, 2016 by anonymous
Tried clearing cache, nothing.  Turned off motion and gestures and it worked!!!

Thank you!!!
commented May 5, 2016 by anonymous
I have an S4. Same issue Touch Wiz stop. Motions and Gestures turned off everything fixed the problem
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answered Jan 27, 2015 by wikianswers (8,540 points)
reshown Apr 22, 2015 by administrator

Hello. To me unfortunately touchwiz home has stopped has also happened to me. The solution I've taken is: drag down the top bar, tap the settings icon, and select Simple Mode menu mode home screen. Once there, put back the screens to your liking. Works just like before, and we will just wait for a new software update.

commented Mar 9, 2015 by Javier
I was messing around with the lcd and when I tried to reboot my s4 active to errors keep popping up com.android.system has stopped and touchwiz home has stopped with a black screen please help
commented Mar 24, 2015 by anonymous
lollipop touchwiz keeps crashing
commented Mar 28, 2015 by anonymous
My touchwiz has stopped working after  i updated it yesterday - I've tried all the solutions mentioned here but nothing has worked - i really don't want to  factory reset my phone - any other options?
commented Mar 28, 2015 by anonymous
I went through all of the above and then some to try and fix the error issue on my S4  but this finally worked for me!!!


I had the same problem with my GS III. I did the live chat with Samsung and the problem was fixed. Here is what they said to do

Go to: Settings/Application manager/All
Once there tap the menu button and hit "Reset app preferences"
A new box will pop up - hit "Reset apps"
After I did this, no more "Unfortunately....stopped" message!
Additionally, it kept all the settings just like I had them before, no need to refigure everything like you do when clearing the cache!
Hope this helps someone
commented Apr 2, 2015 by administrator (9,170 points)
please write comments with device model
commented Apr 4, 2015 by osky (127,200 points)
Lest you appear more at the beginning of the phone, you must delete the data from the application.
Enter Settings-> More-> Application Manager
Position yourself on the All tab.
Search the Start Touchwiz within the program and press the button "Clear Data".

With that will not show more the problem.

greetings To You,
commented Apr 7, 2015 by anonymous
Did all recommended above nothing worked. S4. The only option factory reset but I don't want to do it.
commented Apr 12, 2015 by anonymous
this worked for my S4 got my home screen back as it was before the update 2 weeks ago thanks
commented Apr 13, 2015 by anonymous
edited Apr 13, 2015 by osky
Sun times the experience with the transition from Android 4.4 to Android Lollipop Kit Kat 5.0.1 with a Samsung Galaxy S4.
It looked good at first, but then settled move any apps on the screen, or add new widgets. Each time the error "TouchWiz Start stopped", ie the Laucher from Samsung.
All the tricks from the Internet did not help, such as:
1.) The app S-Planner disable
2.) Switch to simple mode of TouchWiz,
3.) TouchWiz start in application Manager he stop and delete data,
4.) Developer disable options.

The only thing that really helped was a hardware reset, ie reset to factory setting. This means that all arrangements and loaded apps will be deleted.
So before important to back up everything in the Google account and take screenshots of your app arrangements, so you afterwards know what everything was as furnished.
After the fresh start you can see then that all symbols "clean" look and some apps when backing up non-restoring s because they are not compatible with the version. Example: AppMonster
commented Apr 13, 2015 by osky (127,200 points)
Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S4 and remove the battery cover. Then, remove the battery and wait about five minutes until you einstezen him again and restart the phone.
commented Apr 14, 2015 by anonymous
After tweaking and resetting all things in "My Device" lo and behold, I now have touchwiz working. Hurrah. Sorry, I cannot tell you exactly which tweak did the trick, but go give it a try, maybe you will be successful in pinpointing the culprit.

Model: Samsumg S4 GT-I9505 with Lolipop 5.0.1 (upgrade OTA from kitkat 4.4.2)
commented Apr 16, 2015 by anonymous
Go to settings-more-default applications  and set touchwiz to easy home. Open with this as the default then go back and reset  touchwiz to touchwiz home. Worked for me on Galaxy S4.
commented Apr 16, 2015 by anonymous
In order to "stopped Touch Wiz" error message on the Samsung Galaxy S3 rid of proceeds from the home screen, click Menu -> Settings -> Developer options. This must now be disabled. Android Jelly Bean, this is quite easy on the Samsung Galaxy S3, since you have to provide only the slider all the way up to the developer options "On" to "Off" now.
commented Apr 21, 2015 by GB
Tried all above tricks:
1) The app S-Planner disable
2.) Switch to simple mode of TouchWiz,
3.) TouchWiz start in application Manager he stop and delete data,
4.) Developer disable options
5) clear cache and clear data.

none of above works.  But after spending a hour chaging the setting, I found the following worked in my situation for my S4:

Setting/my device/Air View,  turn off all the view under this option.

Good luck.
commented Apr 21, 2015 by anonymous
I've tried all of the above with no success. This started on both my and my husband's Galaxy S4 phones after updatung a couple of days ago - I'm assuming to Lollipop. Any more help?
commented Apr 22, 2015 by Mick B
Agree with Osky.  I tried all options recommended...safe boot, cache wipe and was looking at the last option of a factory reset when all you need to do is drag the top bar down and go into setting and change simple mode to standard.
commented Apr 23, 2015 by JB
I have a Samsung S4 and changing some of the settings under "My Device" fixed my issue I think turning my motion settings off is what did the trick, but if that doesn't do it then I would tweek some of the other options under My Device and see if that helps!
commented Apr 23, 2015 by anonymous
Yeah tweeked the motion settings and cured it
commented Apr 23, 2015 by anonymous
Your awesome!  Nothing worked, until your comment!!  THANKS!
commented Apr 27, 2015 by anonymous
Yes, motion setting is the solution!!!!!! Many Thanks, who would have thought!!!
commented Apr 27, 2015 by anonymous
omg, thank you so much it was the motion settings that was causing this error.  Thank you so much  :)
commented May 2, 2015 by alaa
I have done all the steps clear the catches at touchwiz home or go in safe mode n clean the catches nuthib worked I finally figured it out if you have knox app from samsung installed on ur phone it will block moving anything on the touchwiz home so what I did I logged into it and went to the knox setting uninstalled it tried again to move apps it worked !!! None of the stuff above helped out but I hope my solution works out fr everyone
commented Jun 14, 2015 by anonymous
This worked for me too! Such an easy fix since I didn't want to go thru the whole reboot. Suggestion to change Motion and Gestures to off in the settings worked great for my Verizon galaxy s4.  TouchWiz working perfectly
commented Jun 30, 2015 by Crazy Irishman
Thanks, Sumo!  This worked for me too:   None of that worked. I went to the motions and gestures and just turned everything off (I don't use any of it) and voila! My Touchwiz Home is back to being functional.
commented Jul 30, 2015 by anonymous
Yes, the clear cache and data worked for me too.
Thanks
commented Aug 29, 2015 by osky (127,200 points)
drag down the top bar, click the Settings icon, and choose the easy way in menu mode home screen. Once there, put back the screens to your liking. It works as before, and we will just wait for a new software upgrade.
commented Sep 6, 2015 by anonymous
Partial factory reset: * # * # 7780 # * # *
It deletes the following:
-The Settings of your Google account on your phone
-Settings System and applications
- Applications downloaded in SD (downloaded, not installed)
No deleted:
-The Software and applications have instaladas- SD files.
commented Jan 17, 2016 by anonymous
Thank you! Turning off motions & gestures worked for me on my galaxy4.
commented Feb 2, 2016 by Jeff T in TN
I have been having this issue since the Lollipop upgrade came through shortly after AT&T released it!  I had the Air View and Air Gesture toggles disabled in the drop-down, but this time I went into Settings and into the menu for each one and disabled any that were enabled, and now I can finally move, add, and remove icons and widgets again!  I did not even clear the TouchWiz data, so I didn't lose my desktop layout either.  Thank you!!!
commented May 13, 2016 by anonymous
many many  thank yous!
commented May 28, 2016 by anonymous
After wiping the cache and cache partition I found I only had to turn off motion under motions and gestures on my S4. I'm ok with wiping the cache and resetting my screens and other stuff though, after a few years my phone was probably due. It will probably perform better now, computers do.
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answered May 6, 2015 by anonymous
Turned off motions in motions & gestures.....S4 works perfectly.  Thank you
commented May 6, 2015 by Ben
wow, thank you, tried the whole step by step but after disabling the motion it works
here are some steps:
pull don the screen/ Settings/My Device/.. scroll down: select Motions and Gestures then #Untick.

I have just spent 2 hours looking at other solutions on the web till I found this, thank you all
Ben
commented May 15, 2015 by anonymous
I had same problem but I did install the touchwize for samsung s6 and problem solved. hope it will work for you guys.
commented May 16, 2015 by anonymous
Thank you very much. I have had so many problems since my Galaxy S4 updated to Lollipop this morning, but this has done the trick for me too.
commented May 25, 2015 by Pope Beej
After 3 other (suggested) tries & many on my own previously, m & g's worx 4 me!!! Forgot the settings were even on...so many little foxes to spoil the vine! hahaha! Living large now, moving apps & widgets at will on my S4 - HALLELUJIAH (hallelujiah), (hallelujiah)...can u hear the choir singing?  ;-)
commented May 28, 2015 by sambone
Wow that was sweet! I tried 2 of the options above clearin data and cache in safe mode and wipe the data cache in system reboot mode and neither of them worked. Then i saw that post about turning the motion gestures off and it worked! Awesome!! thank you! this was starting to piss me off!
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answered May 8, 2015 by anonymous
Went to the Verizon store for assistance, where some dumbass put a bunch of worthless Google crap on my phone to mask the problem. The whole thing was totally hosed after that. Gave up and started searching the internet and found this page and followed the instructions to Boot to Safe Mode, clear cache, etc. and no change. Finally found the motions and gestures comments and turned that off and it fixed the problem. This on a 2yr old Galaxy S4. Oh, and FYI, all this happened when I did the Android OS updates a couple of days ago - May 3 or 4, 2015.

Thanks for the great new features Google! The ones I especially liked were the ones that have so far caused me two trips to Verizon and several hours searching the internet and trying to setup my phone all over again.
commented May 8, 2015 by Ken
Turning off motion and gestures fixed it for me too.  S4 on Tesco Mobile
commented May 13, 2015 by anonymous
It started after the latest update for me too, Galaxy S4 Tmobile.  Tried the above steps, didn't work, so I also went to turn off motions and gestures but they were already off so that didn't help me either. :(  I still have the error popping up.  It might be because my phone is near full?  Donno
commented May 29, 2015 by anonymous
Galaxy note 3.  Clearing Cache and Data did NOT work. Installed Galaxy S Launcher, had to set up my preferred screens again but works a treat..
commented May 29, 2015 by Padmakar Reddy D
Go to Settings-->My Device--->Motions and Gestures-->Turn Off everything. It works and you don't see the message again
commented Jun 18, 2015 by GoldenJoe
Thank you for the suggestion to turn off Motions and Gestures. Saved me from some drastic measures.
commented Jul 10, 2015 by anonymous
Thank you for the suggestion of turning off the motions, it worked after all else failed.Pity Samsung cannot get its act together before releasing faulty upgrades.
commented Sep 6, 2015 by anonymous
the TouchWiz conflicts with many applications and system changes us to go doing based on the use we give to the device, apart from the amount of resources it consumed absurd so to have the system recharged active processes or applications is easier that this error (this is due to restart the device that this error tends disappear for a while) and at least until KitKat it has no other solution to mount a clean rom and "reshuffle" I understand that lollipop is a bit more stable and yields fewer mistakes, I am user of a Note 3 and TouchWiz definitely can be a real headache for the fluidity of the team, a high-end with 3 gigs of RAM and a 4-core processor 2.3 this throwing such errors each time is simply
commented May 25, 2016 by KC
I have a S4, tried both fixes to no avail. Turned off all motions and gestures, and wham! It worked!
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answered Jul 14, 2015 by anonymous
There is no need to clear caches or reset anything, simply:-

Go to Settings --> My Device --> Motions and Gestures --> Turn Everything Off

Once this is done you'll have solved your Touchwiz problem.
commented Jul 14, 2015 by anonymous
Thanks guys turning off motions and gestures worked for my S4 .
commented Sep 16, 2015 by anonymous
Turning off motions and gestures worked for my S4 (Sprint) as well.
commented Sep 30, 2015 by anonymous
Turning off motions and gestures worked for my S4 too (unfortunately, like others I'd not read through all the comments and so did the clear cache etc first...
commented Oct 6, 2015 by anonymous
Just turning off motions did it for me. So nice to be able to arrange my apps again. Thank you!! (S4)
commented Oct 28, 2015 by anonymous
i already do not have motions and gestures turned on and none of the solutions has worked for me...
commented Dec 6, 2015 by anonymous
After i done the factory reset I still get unfortunately settings has stopped and won’t let me go any further so basically my s5 is nothing more than a paper weight
commented Feb 3, 2016 by Arrgonne
DOES ANYONE HAVE AN S6 THOUGH AND know what to do for an s6 that doesnt have a <my device> setting for motion/gesture option? sincerely, aaaaaaargh
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answered Dec 6, 2015 by anonymous

I had updated my S4 to the new lollipop. I tried everything above. Nothing work until I read someone posted motion and gestures worked for them. I tried it and yay.. It worked for me to. Thanks

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answered Dec 14, 2015 by Kimo
Well, I passed through all the answers regarding this problem, I had tried almost all of them, but it did not work out for,  I even the technician at best buy reset the system but after a while touch wiz home unfortunately stopped working in every move, pops up again,he said sure he can't do anything more.  so, at home I did the following and touch wiz home stopped poping for good
So I would like to tell you what to do.
Go to system setting>more>'application manager>scroll to turned off, and turn all apps ON.Now restart your mobile.
From now on you will never see touch wiz home poping again.
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