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Not Loving Samsung TouchWiz? Here’s How To Disable It

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TouchWiz, Samsung’s user interface (UI) that is built on top of the Android operating system, is Samsung’s customized user interface. Although TouchWiz’s performance has improved over time, some users still find it annoying and prefer the stock Android experience on their tablets and smartphones. TouchWiz can make a device slow or sluggish, according to some users.

Here are some methods t disable TouchWiz from a Samsung Galaxy phone.

Third-Party Launcher

It is best to disable TouchWiz by covering it with another launcher, such as Google Now Launcher and Nova Launcher.

To install Google Now Launcher and Nova Launcher on Android 4.1 or higher, devices must be running Android 4.1.

These launchers could significantly increase performance when compared with TouchWiz.

This does not require rooting the device or factory reset.

Individual Features Disabling

One customer might want to disable TouchWiz’s S Planner, S Voice, or other features. However, these features can be removed without disabling the entire TouchWiz.

This requires factory reset of the device. Customers should back up important files before proceeding with this process. Navigate to Settings > Backup & Reset, and find “Factory Data reset”. Click on “Reset device.” Clicking on this will erase all data including contacts and apps.

The phone will reboot and reset itself. Customers are asked not to use their Samsung account during set-up. This will prevent Galaxy Apps updating the operating system.

You can also close an app by going into Settings > Applications > App Manager. Locate and open any apps not needed on your device. To stop an app running, tap on the “Force stop,” the “Disable”, or “Clear data” buttons. This will remove the app from your handset and free up space.

While this process won’t disable TouchWiz it can improve system performance.

Rooting A Mobile Phone

Galaxy users who wish to delete TouchWiz completely may root their device and flash a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod, or another Android OS.

Rooting a phone is a complicated task that can cause damage or bricking.

Users will need to download and install a root program such as OneClickRoot AutoRoot or Unlock Root.

Next, download the appropriate ROM for your Galaxy device. For system recovery, customers should download the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project), Odin application.

There are many root tools and customROMS available. Users should do their research before they start rooting.

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