If you've been using the Galaxy S8's default TouchWiz Home launcher and noticing some unfortunate slowdowns, Samsung has just pushed out an update you should know about. The new version of TouchWiz Home is 6.1.09.2, and the changelog is pretty simple:
- Added an information screen to Samsung TouchWiz Home.
- Fixed the lag issue when swiping up and down to switch between the home and apps screens.
- Improved the visibility of app names under icons.
The app update is available both from the Galaxy Apps store and also the Google Play Store, though it's not clear how it's determined which one you get it from. On one of our Galaxy S8s, the app was updated from Galaxy Apps but doesn't show as even being installed in the Play Store. Check both places, and also refer to your phone's settings to see if "TouchWiz Home" has actually already been updated.
This update may not fix all of your Galaxy S8 lag concerns, but the fact that Samsung is directly addressing slowdowns in its app update shows it knows that it's happening.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
First Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 update enables blood oxygen detection feature
Samsung has started rolling out the first software update for its Galaxy Watch 3. The update adds support for blood oxygen monitoring, VO2max, sleep scores, and more.
What's your favorite color for the Galaxy Note 20?
There are five stunning colors available for the Galaxy Note 20 series, but which one is the best? Here's what some of our AC forum members have to say.
The Google Pixel 4a is all the phone I need right now
You can keep your $1,300+ Mystic Bronze Galaxy Note 20 Ultras and Z Fold 2s, I'm going to head on over to the new and improved mid-tier and park it. There's never been a better time to spend a reasonable amount of money on a quality smartphone like the Google Pixel 4a.
These are the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S8
Here's how to give your GS8 some more storage — fast. MicroSD cards are affordable, available, and can be used in your next phone once your S8 is retired, making them well worth the investment.