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The Coding Massacre has discovered a trick to force the iOS 5 Newsstand into a folder. The only reason to do this is to tuck Newsstand away and hide it -- users who have performed this trick discovered that opening Newsstand when its in a folder crashes Springboard, the main home screen on the iPhone.

Simply follow these steps:

- 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!

If you wish to use Newsstand at some point, simply remove it from the folder and place it back on the main level.

Top Rated Comments

firestarter Avatar
165 months ago
Message to Apple: Please allow us to turn off features like this that we don't want/need!
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
165 months ago


A folder within a folder.

Inception? :D
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ConnorTurnbull Avatar
165 months ago
It's not just Newsstand, it's any folder.

Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pellets007 Avatar
165 months ago


A folder within a folder.

Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JayPeezy Avatar
165 months ago
Message to Apple: Please allow us to turn off features like this that we don't want/need!
Agreed. Like contacts... it seems redundant to have a contacts app if I can access my contacts from the phone app.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AnataTenshi Avatar
165 months ago
Wow, i cant believe my trick actually got posted on MacRumors. This is awesome :3 And yes, on the source link i did mention folder within a folder is possible using this method, but its not very practical, since it crashes everytime you try to open the folder. But if your trying to hide a folder from like your friends or something, its a perfect solution. Funny thing is, i tried this trick on an iOS4 device.. It worked. Its been an iOS glitch for over a year and i hadn't realized it till now xD
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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