Hide Newsstand App in a Folder with StifleStand | No Jailbreak Needed [How To]

The newsstand app is a default app that comes along with the update of iOS 5 and it allows users to gather in the same place various shortcuts for their favorite magazines and newspapers. In this way, users are able to read the most important headlines in a simpler manner. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoyed this feature. However, since it is a default pre-installed app, it cannot be removed or moved in another folder. This is quite uncomfortable for those of you who do not use it at all. Fortunately, there is a way in which you can hide Newsstand app in a folder and no jailbreak is needed.

So if you want to know to you can hide the Newsstand app in a special folder, you need to follow the simple How To guide. I want to mention you again that you do not need to jailbreak your device in order to perform this action. In addition, you need to use the StifleStand application for this process.


This is how you hide Newsstand app in a folder with StifleStand:

1. First, you need to download & install StifleStand on your computer. Once you have it, launch the application and in the same time, plug your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your computer.

Note: StifleStand is not available for Windows or Linux. It supports only Mac OS X as operating system for your computer.

2. When the application recognizes your device, you need to click on the Hide Newsstand button, which will deal with the unwanted application from your device.


This is the whole process. After the application does its job, it will create a special folder called Magic, which will contain the Newsstand feature. You can rename it as you please or you can add other useless applications that you do not use. Once you placed the Newsstand app in that folder, you should not launch it. This will make your Springboard to crack. However, if you really want to use it again at one point, all you have to do is to move it elsewhere. It will work just as before and this happens also with the rest of apps that you moved in that particular folder

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