1. Eileen89's Avatar
    What's nice about this method is that you don't have to be jailbroken in order for this to work. What's bad is that it is for Mac only at this time, however, a windows version is being worked on. I found this today while looking at computer reviews on CNET.

    Let me know if this works for any of you Mac owners out there as I'll be wanting to try this myself when they get the windows version running.

    How to hide the Newsstand icon in a folder on iOS | How To - CNET
    10-09-2012 08:20 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    i understand the obsession to hide it but no need for this kid

    i thought i saw on twitter the WIN version was out
    10-09-2012 09:17 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    i understand the obsession to hide it but no need for this kid

    i thought i saw on twitter the WIN version was out
    While I am not "obsessed" with hiding the newsstand, I do think it is a nice option for those who would like to put it in a folder. I've been keeping newsstand on the last page of my apps, but wouldn't mind moving it into my Junk folder with rest of the apps that I don't have any use for.





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    10-09-2012 09:35 PM
  4. Scottm42's Avatar
    Another option is to put it to use with some free content. I have the New York Times and the Economist. Not full access, but for me it makes the Newsstand worth the screen space it occupies.
    10-09-2012 10:22 PM
  5. Bazza1's Avatar
    While I am not "obsessed" with hiding the newsstand, I do think it is a nice option for those who would like to put it in a folder. I've been keeping newsstand on the last page of my apps, but wouldn't mind moving it into my Junk folder with rest of the apps that I don't have any use for.
    I agree - while I don't obsess about it, I would like the ability to stick it into my 'Junk Drawer' folder (along with Stocks, Game Center, Maps, Passbook, Camera and Weather) - and I don't think this tweak of creating a fake folder that can then be placed in another folder really resolves the issue.

    Then there's the whole debate as to whether Newsstand was really needed at all (could have been handled in iBooks - as is the case with periodicals / mags / newspapers in the Kobo app), but then, Apple seems to be getting really good at embedding fairly pointless or Beta products into the iOS, rather than leaving them in the App Store for users to install at their discretion.
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    10-10-2012 08:11 AM
  6. ernbrdn's Avatar
    Why obsess over something silly like that? I think folders are more atrocious to look at than icons personally just my opinion. I think all of this stuff has gotten old and everything is grating on my nerves. Maybe some people should switch to Blackberry I know for a fact you won't have any of these issues there.


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    10-10-2012 09:39 AM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    Maybe some people should switch to Blackberry
    10-10-2012 01:34 PM
  8. Skippy's Avatar
    Available for windows aswell now! StifleStand
    10-11-2012 09:12 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    ok, i did it. i feel liberated now
    10-11-2012 03:31 PM
  10. Mattmead23's Avatar
    Didn't work for me but keep it hidden on my last page of apps! (Page 3)
    10-11-2012 04:55 PM
  11. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I have got to try this when I get home.


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    10-11-2012 05:15 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    it puts newsstand in a folder for you. do not remove newsstand from that folder or you have to redo (no big deal)

    I have got to try this when I get home.
    10-11-2012 05:55 PM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Last screen is good enough for me.... No biggie.
    10-11-2012 07:11 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Last screen is good enough for me.... No biggie.
    Same here. I don't even notice it and besides, I don't want to have to install something on my computer just to be able to hide something on my iPhone or iPad.



    Just Me, D
    10-11-2012 07:26 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    I just tried this, however, Norton removed the download as it said something about an infected file. Think I'm just going to stick with keeping newsstand on my last page.
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    10-11-2012 08:24 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just tried this, however, Norton removed the download as it said something about an infected file. Think I'm just going to stick with keeping newsstand on my last page.
    That indeed is a concern of mine. Thank you for the update, Rose. I appreciate it.



    Just Me, D
    10-11-2012 08:50 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    welp just as i suspected, some things are to good to be true. i was reconfiguring some folders and icons today and my phone completely froze then rebooted

    clearly this was a result of this "Fantastic" tweak. bottom line is there was a code that was messed with and this was proof positive of that

    now i will do a restore, otherwise my OCD will take a turn for the worse
    10-12-2012 04:11 PM
  18. Vanti's Avatar
    While I am not "obsessed" with hiding the newsstand, I do think it is a nice option for those who would like to put it in a folder. I've been keeping newsstand on the last page of my apps, but wouldn't mind moving it into my Junk folder with rest of the apps that I don't have any use for.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/10/4u3ynyze.jpg
    I could not help but notice that the new maps app as well as passbook are inside your junk folder. lulz but for now ill have be staying on os 5.1.1 at least until 6 has a few bugs worked out and maps get the update in my area, the last page is just going to have to do.
    10-13-2012 02:09 AM
  19. Laelipoo's Avatar
    Well I tried this and so far, all is well. Will report back if I have any issues.


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    10-13-2012 08:05 AM
  20. TheSterkman's Avatar
    Well, as long as you're staying on iOS 5.1.1 you might as well go fire up Absinthe v2.0 and jailbreak your device... Once it's jail broken download nonewsisgoodnews, and viola! Newsstand is hidden
    01-21-2013 05:00 PM

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