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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bearsyzf, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    For some reason just recently I keep getting the message " unfortunately Touchwiz has stopped working " then my apps on my screen disappear , I have to shut the phone on and off for them to come back..... does anyone know why this is happening ?


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #11 by Deleted User, Dec 19, 2015 (1 points)
  3. h60mloggie

    h60mloggie Lurker

    Same issue here
  4. roro1

    roro1 Lurker

    Same issue here! Started yesterday morning (December 16) on my AT&T Galaxy Note 4.
  5. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    same here.
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Reading all of your posts, it would "seem to me" that you got a bad software download from AT&T.
  7. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Okay, but how can we fix it ?
  8. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    You can't, AT&T has to release a "fixed version".
    call AT&T and start complaining big time.

    Or, you might just do a FDR and force the phone to register again, and see if that will fix it...
    unless you have some good backups, that will be a PITA.

    I backup my apps to the SD card, and I keep backups of my contacts/SMS/calendar on my email account. I also keep a Nova HomeScreen backup on my email account.

    When I acquired my Note 4, I just clicked on each backup that I made with the S5 and the Note 4 was looking just like the S5 in less than an hour.
  9. touringhaggis

    touringhaggis Android Enthusiast

    The key part of this post for me is this, but it may not be clear why. Basically you can install a different launcher, at least until the problem with Touchwiz is fixed. The "Nova" referenced above is the Nova launcher. You can install the free version which is function limited or buy the full "prime" version (which I just did this week for 10 cents, which I assume was a special price). I can highly recommend this launcher.

    Android gives you the option to customise your phone, so use this option to work around your problem. You may even end up sticking with Nova, because it is really rather good.

  10. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    You are quite correct, I was in a fog...

    I am using Nova Launcher Prime/Pro and it is worth every penny whether it is 10 cents, or 10 dollars.
    Fully customizable as to how you want the HomeScreens to look/feel/perform.

    But, beyond all of that, the Single Most Important feature for me.... BACKUPS to enable me to make all of my phones look exactly the same. And they all work exactly the same way.

    I have two S5 phones and one Note 4. All use the same exact "backup" to enforce that commonality.

    Every Folder I have, has the Same Exact contents... when I open a folder on any of my phones, I know what is going to be there.

    backups are wonderful, and if you don't have one, you are screwed.
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I hope this helps you guys. I has the same problem, and i use AT&T. Went to AT&T tech support, and they remotely checked my phone. They told me that the message i was getting was false, and as long as it didn't completely stop working, it was ok. They told me how to delete that annoying message, and so far, so good. Go to Applications>All>scroll down to Touch Whiz Home and wipe cache, and uncheck notifications. I did it, and so far, so good.:p

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