IDG Answers is a community of experts who are passionate about technology. Ask a question or answer one below.
Probably the most effective thing you can do without root access is use a different launcher to replace the TouchWiz launcher. I’d probably go with Nova, available on the Play store. Go into settings and apps and disable as many of the TouchWiz functions as possible, except of course the ones that you do like. You can also sideload the Google Now laucher and change the wallpaper to standard Android wallpaper for a different appearance.