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    Exclamation Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    after updating my Gs3 to jelly bean every time i try and use a folder i get the message that my touchwiz has stopped working. this is very frustrating. also i have noticed that my home screen has become a bit more laggy then usual... any ideas???
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    It is best to restore to factory and start over. Since you're probably using Google\Gmail, make sure your 'backup' button is selected within settings.
    If so, restore to factory (you'll still have Jelly Bean), and then reload your Google account, and apps, etc.
    It should start to work fine after that. It appears that a simply update to Jelly Bean (AT&T) has caused a few issues.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    yeah so i cleared my touchwiz data and cache and it seems to be working now. now i just have to re customize all of my apps and widgets.... oh well
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    Default Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Nice. I keep forgetting about that option.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I've done that before, fixed it temporarily but back to errors again.

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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I'm still on ICS -- and mine has done this several times, even though I've also done factory resets.

    I'm on my THIRD phone (first two fried the SD cards and internal file systems).

    These phones are JUNK.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I already clear data , but keep repeat running
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    after downloading True caller the message poped up and I can not access my home screen kindly assist
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I have a G Note 2 and have complained to AT&T about this issue and they told me to chat with Samsung.
    First Samsung "agent" told me to wipe data partition, no help unfortunately.
    Second agent told me to disable and enable the weather widget...Really? a native widget?
    So far (it has only been a few hours) it seems to be working, this customer service is why ppl buy iPhone (i hate myself for saying that)

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    I have a G Note 2 and have complained to AT&T about this issue and they told me to chat with Samsung.
    First Samsung "agent" told me to wipe data partition, no help unfortunately.
    Second agent told me to disable and enable the weather widget...Really? a native widget?
    So far (it has only been a few hours) it seems to be working, this customer service is why ppl buy iPhone (i hate myself for saying that)
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    Hello

    after downloading True caller the message poped up and I can not access my home screen kindly assist .tocuhwiz home has stopped working. i already uninstalled true caller still this error occurred. Can you please guide how to fix this error. it poping continue on screen. do i need to do factory setting? if i will do factory will i lose my data ? Please help am trying since morning and couldn't get any clue.

    Thanks in advance
    Altaf
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Since TouchWiz is the common problem, I would suggest getting another launcher from Play, I like Nova Launcher. When you do this, Nova takes over as the User Interface. After your new launcher is up and running, you can clear the cache and data on TouchWiz.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    My Samsung S2 has crashed with the message:
    Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I cannot click anything on my phone, I have tried restarting it but it has made no change.....How do I get it working again?
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Well, this is an S3 forum, but:

    First thing I'd try is a battery pull. Shut it down, pull the battery for a few minutes, then try again.

    Is your phone rooted? Have you disabled any apps (in the Application manager - if the S2 has this capability), or frozen any apps using a program like Titanium Backup?
    Did you install or uninstall any new apps shortly before this started happening? Were you using a different launcher, and tried to switch back to TW?

    Without a little more information, it's hard to suggest anything specific.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Hi, thanks for the reply, (if i'm honest I was in that much of a panic I didn't realise the site was for S3).

    I had tried to add a different widget onto my homescreen when the problem began. But I think I have resolved it by going onto the settings and changing the screen mode to basic. But thanks anyway.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Glad it's working for you now.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Had the same problem but I seemed to have solved it. Its a widget frozen. My problem was the s planner widget once i tried to add this to my home boom my worst nightmare "Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working".. I changed modes form basic to easy to get the phone operational couldn't switch back without the error message so then i decided to set it up in the easy mode and tried putting back the s planner widget and the whole phone got screwed both modes pulled down on top menu went to settings and killed s planner and back working like a charm.

    try to remember which widget killed you "Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working". and kill it

    I have the Samsung galaxy s2 with the latest update today 12th March 2013
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I got the same problem on S2 with yours. Adding the s planner widget to home makes "TouchWiz home stopped" keep showing.
    How can I change the home from basic to easy. I cleared memory but it doesn't solve this problem. I cann't go into options to clear data of touchwiz since touchwiz home stopped keep showing.

    Finally, I got into options when the phone just turn on before the touchwiz stopped problem come out. I cleared the data of touchwiz home and the problem have been skipped.
    Last edited by Yenlien Kuo; 03-13-2013 at 11:24 AM.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Hi

    I've just update the OS of my S2 to the Jelly Bean and the TW keeps coming over and over. I can't even try to delete the widget that might probably be causing this issue. The time lapse between the message in the screen and the actual stop of the TW is less than 3 seconds. Thing is that this is getting very annoying, specially when I'm not even able to fix it through the mobile per se. Any suggestions on what to do?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance!!!

    Norah
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Can you get into settings? If so, go into Application Manager, scroll all the way right to the All tab, find Touchwiz Home, and clear data. You'll have to rebuild your home screens, but it should at least stop the crashing.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Before it goes off press the bottem left button go to settings and change the home screen to basic,it worked for me.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    So this is what worked for me
    Settings -> Device -> Home screen mode -> Basic mode
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    I have the Siii mini and the sequence of events were as follows:

    - Got the phone and the battery life was atrocious right out the box (no additional apps installed), lasting little more than 21 hours if not being used.
    - Upragded to 4.1.2
    - Battery life much better (now lasts 48 hours), but the Touchwiz Home Stopped Working freeze started happening up to six times a day, even when not being used.
    - Tried all of the solutions offered, none worked and even switched launcher to Apex and the exact same thing was happening with Apex.
    - Three days ago I uninstalled the last 'possible' problem which was 'Advanced Task Manager' as I have had this running full time since the beginning to try and extend the battery life.

    It has now been 3 days since my last freeze (still using Apex) and it actually seems to have worked ontop of which battery life is fine. If anyone else is using some form of Task Manager to kill background operations, it might be worth uninstalling that to see if it has any effect.
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Task Killer apps are simply not a good idea with any version of Android above 1.x. Not only do they cause the kinds of problems you've seen, they often make battery life worse. Android is very good at managing memory, and apps that are in memory but not being used used waste no power. While I'm sure there are some poorly coded apps that will drain your battery while just sitting in memory, the answer for those is to give them a 1-star rating and delete them from your phone.

    I wish Google would mark the task managers as incompatible with any phone using Android 2.x or higher.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    If I've helped you, please click the "Thanks" button.

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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Quick update: For me, having removed the Advanced Task Manager has definitely fixed the problem. I havent had a freeze in 4 days and everything is running smooooothly!

    Meyerweb> Thanks for the input, definitely learned my lesson
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    Default Re: Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working.

    Hi Team,

    Unfortunately, touchwiz home has stopped working need to fix it after i updated it to 4.1.2 jelly bean,please fix it asap

    Regards
    Ashsih G
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