How to Put Newsstand in a Folder [iOS Tips]


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Apple released Newsstand as one of the many new features in iOS 5 yesterday. Newsstand delivers subscription content from publications that have partnered with Apple in the App Store.

You can learn more about Newsstand here, but this time around we’re going to learn how to put Newsstand in a folder on iOS 5.

The problem with Newsstand is that you can’t get rid of it if you don’t want it. Although Newsstand looks like an app in iOS 5, it’s actually just a fancy folder that updates automatically with new subscription content you pay for.

A lot of people like Newsstand, but many will undoubtedly want to hide it in another folder. The problem is that, without the handy tip we’re about to show you, you can’t put Newsstand in another folder. Without a jailbreak, you can’t put a normal folder within a folder in iOS.

To put Newsstand in a folder, you need to be fast. You have to create a new folder by dragging one app onto another. As the folder is being created, drag Newsstand into the folder. Presto!

Note that you will have to drag Newsstand while the create folder animation is taking place. If you’re quick enough, you can store Newsstand away in a dark and lonely place.

Once you place Newsstand in a folder, you can’t open it again. If you try to open Newsstand while it’s in a folder, your SpringBoard will crash and your iOS device will reboot. But hey, at least it’s put away in a folder now!

(via The Coding Massacre)


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