Here’s how to hide the Newsstand Icon in iOS 5

With iOS 5, Newstand is a fancy folder that houses all of your subscriptions. But what if you wanted to hide Newstand? Technically it’s a folder and iOS prohibits nesting of folders. We should caution that following this trick will hide Newstand within a folder, but it will also render it useless. Correction: It will crash your iPhone or iPad. This neat magic trick does require fast fingers, so be prepared to move and groove.

how to hide the Newstand icon in iOS 5

  • Take two apps and go to create a folder
  • The second the apps are in the folder and it’s doing the folder creation animation, drag Newsstand into the folder
  • As long as you’re quick enough Newsstand will go into the folder!

You could also push it off to some far away screen, but what’s the fun in that.

Source: The Coding Massacre via Gizmodo via TiPB

  • Anonymous

    Dude I just did this and not my phone crashed every time I try to open Newsstand!!!!!!!

    • Christopher Meinck

      Sorry, it was noted in the article that Newsstand will crash if you do this trick. Can you pull it out of the folder?

      • Anonymous

        Sorry I need to read better :P

        All is well in iOS land again :)

  • Hondamaker

    It’s like trying to play a game you can’t win. Thanks.