Hide Apps In The iPhone Newsstand, No Jailbreak Required

The Newsstand folder on the iPhone is typically used to store magazines. However, it's possible to also store apps in there too. iDownloadBlog shows how to do it.

If you have a lot of apps you want to hide away, the Newsstand is a pretty great place for it if you don't want to hide apps with a third-party utility or hide it altogether with an app. But this trick allows you to store any app you want inside Newsstand for a massive, infinite-scrolling app folder. It just requires nearly perfect timing. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Move the Newsstand folder to the second page of your home screen.
  2. Move any apps you want in the Newsstand to the third page.
  3. Swipe to the third page.
  4. Press the home button, and then immediately tap and hold the app you want to move.
  5. Continue holding the screen until your iPhone goes back to the home screen.
  6. Release your hold and immediately swipe to the second page.
  7. If the trick worked, wiggle mode should be active. Tap on the Newsstand folder to open it, and then press the home button to close it. The app you tapped on should now be in the Newsstand folder.

It takes a little practice to get the timing perfect, but once you do, moving apps to the Newsstand is pretty quick. The only problem with this trick is that the apps will only stay in the Newsstand until you reboot the device. Still, if you're looking for a use for Newsstand, this could be a worthy trick.

How to use Newsstand as an app folder without jailbreaking [iDownloadBlog]


    "The only downside to this trick that I’ve found thus far, is that rebooting your iPhone will remove all of the apps from the Newsstand folder, forcing you to repeat the process all over again. You also cannot remove the items from the Newsstand folder without rebooting, so choose wisely."

    This seems to be a glitch (like the non-jb nested folders glitch), in which case be careful as unexpected behaviour could follow.

    Nice one. Works a charm. Step 6 does not need a release by the way. Just swipe straight back to page 2 as soon as it goes back to the home page.

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