Want To Hide The Newsstand App?

So, you got the new iPhone 4s and/or upgraded to iOS 5 and you’re annoyed with this new App called the Newsstand. Rumor has it there’s a way to hide the App. Well that rumor would be correct. I’m not quite sure who originally figured this trick out, but coverage on the ability to hide the App is pretty widespread. Basically, there’s a tiny bug in iOS 5 that allows you to stick Newsstand into a folder if you catch it just as you’re making another folder. It’s a little tricky and takes about 5-10 tries on average to get it right. Line up three apps: app 1, Newsstand, app 2. Drag app 1 onto app 2 to create a new folder and then as soon as iOS is getting ready to folder ’em, drag Newsstand into the same group. About 80% of the time, this fails. You get a folder with both apps and Newsstand left out in the cold. When you do, just drag both items back out and start all over again. I tried it a few times, but eventually got it to work! But about 20% of the time, Newsstand goes into the folder, and it is forever hidden unless you drag it back out again. However, the icon will not be seen in the group folder you just made. So, if you ever do want to use the app and you forget what folder you put it in, you’ll just have to scroll to left to search for it. No big deal. Good luck hiding!


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