How to bring a TouchWiz look to your non-Samsung Android phone

How to bring a TouchWiz look to your non-Samsung Android phone
Samsung's TouchWiz UI has often been criticized for various reasons, but this doesn't mean that there aren't smartphone users who actually like its design. In case you're one of these users, and your current Android handset is not manufactured by Samsung, you can easily make your device look like it's got TouchWiz on top of Android.

The quickest and (arguably) best way to TouchWizify your smartphone is to download and install a launcher called S Launcher, which is available on Google Play.

Once installed, S Launcher should automatically become your new launcher. If that doesn't happen, you can make it the default launcher from Settings -> Home (you can also choose another launcher from here, or delete S Launcher if you don't like it and you think you won't be using it again).

While S Launcher is highly customizable, it will not completely change the UI of your device (for example, it won't change your Phone book, the main Settings menu, and any other sub-menus). It will, however, change the aspect of your app drawer.

Besides S Launcher, there are other TouchWiz-like launchers, as well as similar themes made for specific launchers (like Nova and Apex) that you can download at any time. You'll find them all just by searching for "TouchWiz theme" or "TouchWiz launcher" on Google Play.

P.S.: The basic version of S Launcher is free, but you can also get a premium version with extra features, though you'll have to pay $3.99 for that.
 

source: Google Play

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30 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Really? The tittle of this article should be "How to make bring lag to a non-Samsung android phone" Seriously PA just stop!

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

TouchWiz lag shouldn't carry over. The fuglieness, however, does.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Well, not all of it, I must grant. The confusing, confusticating, convoluted, cunctmuchingcocksucking bullS@#$% that is the TouchWiz settings menu at the least won't be present.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Those ugly icons are the only reason why im still thinking about buying the S6 Edge.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You are aware, of course, that icons can be modified/replaced with icon packs, right? Choose what you want. That wasn't my point though. The horrible settings menu that recent Samsung devices have, however, is. It's an atrocious mess. Trying to find the right setting in the logical menu is an impossibility that rages me to the point of wanting to drown puppies and strangle kittens. It is the opposite of intuitive. It is, in the purest sense of the meaning, complete crap.

9. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

why not use unicorn to change the icons as u wanted :) u need to have xposed installed if u want to

12. isaias

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Is it? Come on, you can always change the launcher? Don't make an excuse if you can't afford the unit.

29. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Are kidding? Jeter is a millionaire, he can buy whatever he wants.

17. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

its just a stupi launcher with icon pack. It wont bring any of touchwizz features...

28. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Hater spotted.

30. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's just a launcher, man. Lag on a launcher?

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Good God, why?

3. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

The best launcher for me is Nova Launcher Prime, I used on my Nexus 5, is fast, simply, has lot of features.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Try moonshine icon pack on it.

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i have same combination..moonshine iconpack is best iconpack i have used so for and it is free...

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Why would we install a TouchWiz UI on top of our phone when people are trying to get away with it or install AOSP(CyanogenMod etc.....) on the Samsung phone?

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why. Would. Anyone. Want. To. Do. That?...

13. phljcnth

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I love TouchWiz. It's one of the reasons why I don't switch brands. Call it cluttered, bloated, ugly all you want, at least it's getting a lot richer and better. Some reviewers are saying the TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 is the fastest UI they have seen on an Android phone. What do you say?

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

TouchWiz is cluttered, bloated and ugly. In related news, Adam Sandler and Will Ferrel are NOT funny, any film that Michael Bay is involved with is a guaranteed turd, Metallica has sucked for a decade or two, Pringles are nasty as $#@%, and Windwos 8/8.1 is far superior to 7.

21. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

1. TouchWiz is awesome. It's feature packed to the brim and I love to kill your vibe by saying it ain't going nowhere. 2. I'll give you Sandler, but Ferrel? What are your comic standards? I'd love to hear them. 3. Michael Bay doesn't get the credit he deserves. Yes he makes some clunkers, but sometimes it's about how the film makes you feel as opposed to the cgi, actors, and the script. 4. Don't listen to Metallica so I don't know. 5. Pringles are delicious. Sour cream, and the pizza flavor. Forget about it. 6. Definitely not far superior to 7. 7 was awesome cause it just worked. 8 has too much of this app sh*t going on. There was NO learning curve with 7. I upgraded somebodies computer to 8 from 7 and they thought I messed their computer up lol. I know your a troll but I'm bored.

24. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You're* I'm not going to waste my time arguing opinions with someone who failed 3rd grade English class.

27. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

OK grammar nazi.

14. 2oozoo

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

who the f**k would do that ?!!!!!

16. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

UIs of sony and htc are beautiful, but I cant leave touchwiz, and at the end you can customize it :) Im just looking forward to the theming capabilities of the new TW.. the most capable theme engine on any android custom skins :)

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Cyanogenmod PWNS TW theme engine any day.

26. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

You can customize the Z3, including some crazy themes. However, I use Nova Launcher Prime on all my phones so I never use the feature. I just tried out a Hobbit theme once and felt really weird. On another note, I have no problem with TW except for how slow it is, but the new one supposedly fixes this. And actually I found the Sony launcher even slower.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wtf? Why would someone want ugliness? Not like touchwiz launcher got more functionality than nova or something.

20. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Lol customers left samsung to get away from Touchwiz. Just looking at a Touchwiz homescreen stresses me out!

22. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

TouchWiz is about the features so yeah I won't be defending the looks. As a matter of fact, The S6 may just be the best phone ever if you slap a completely black theme on it. You'd have the best of both worlds.

25. pwf41371

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Why would anyone want to do this? TouchWiz is a bug in Android software, right?... Anyway, if you want some of the delicious material design on your phone, and you have some spare time, check out my material walls app, it's only 30MB and you can save wallpapers to device for free: http :// goo. gl / MwKJ69 :)

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