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    That hide-the-Newsstand trick? It works

    Yes, it works.

    You can hide Newsstand and it works exactly like those hundreds of posts and tips and videos say it does. We don't know exactly who figured this out -- coverage of the trick is pretty widespread at this point and there aren't exact credits -- but kudos to who did. It wasn't us. (Update: Appears to be from here, and originally discovered by @AnataTenshi Well done.)

    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 again.

    But about 20% of the time, Newsstand goes into the folder, and it is for all purposes hidden.

    So yay.

    Be aware that the Newsstand item will not be seen in the group icon (see the picture on this post) so if you ever intend to use it, you may have to hunt around in folders to find it.

    And one more thing: The other tip? About spoofing the lock screen by going through the Camera roll? Doesn't work.

    Thanks to everyone who tipped us about this

    Update: Some commenters are warning that you should not attempt to run Newsstand from a folder.

    That hide-the-Newsstand trick? It works originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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    Thanks to whoever. A little tricky (took me 3 tries) but it works.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    1st try! Good tip..
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    Good trick, but theres a problem with this trick. You cant open newsstand once you accomplish this trick and get newsstand in to a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geesix View Post
    Good trick, but theres a problem with this trick. You cant open newsstand once you accomplish this trick and get newsstand in to a folder.
    And the problem is . . . ???
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    This seems like a lot of work for nothing. Put the silly thing on the last page and forget about it.

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    I actually wish newsstand could be integrated with iBooks as an alternate shelf like pdfs
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    This seems like a lot of work for nothing. Put the silly thing on the last page and forget about it.
    My last page is full...

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    Great tip. 4th time was the charm for me!

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    just curious, why do you want to hide newsstand? I don't have an iphone (yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lrd View Post
    My last page is full...
    Um, so...make another last page? If you have that much crap on your idevice that you can't make any new pages, you have some serious issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    Um, so...make another last page? If you have that much crap on your idevice that you can't make any new pages, you have some serious issues.
    It isn't that big of a deal, but I like keeping my pages down to 2 total. Not the end of the world if I can't, just a preference.
    To that end I either delete unused APPs or put them in folders. Since i can't delete Newstand and couldn't (before this tip) move it to a folder, it annoyed me that it took up screen real estate without providing any value to me.

    A small thing, but still pleased to be able to dump it out of sight.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    Um, so...make another last page? If you have that much crap on your idevice that you can't make any new pages, you have some serious issues.
    That's a bit rude. But before I had a chance to respond to this, Razormac said it perfectly as his situation is exactly the same as mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    It isn't that big of a deal, but I like keeping my pages down to 2 total. Not the end of the world if I can't, just a preference.
    To that end I either delete unused APPs or put them in folders. Since i can't delete Newstand and couldn't (before this tip) move it to a folder, it annoyed me that it took up screen real estate without providing any value to me.
    Thanks for answering this guy more politely that I would have

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrd View Post
    That's a bit rude. But before I had a chance to respond to this, Razormac said it perfectly as his situation is exactly the same as mine.
    Perhaps. Either way, it's still not as big of a deal as people seem to be making it out to be. To each their own though.

    Quote Originally Posted by lrd View Post
    Thanks for answering this guy more politely that I would have
    To bad you didn't have a chance to respond first. "This guy" loves a brisk discussion from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjones View Post
    just curious, why do you want to hide newsstand? I don't have an iphone (yet)
    Agree, why is this icon/app so bad?

    Tom

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