How To Move Newsstand Inside A Folder In iOS 5, No Jailbreak Needed

Most of us have already updated to iOS 5 on our iPhones / iPads and are very well aware of the new Newsstand feature. But some people seem to find it annoying that Newsstand which is basically a folder itself dedicated to App Store’s digital publications, can not be moved inside another folder. Luckily, a cool trick discovered by The Coding Massacre makes it possible to put Newsstand inside another folder and best of all, it doesn’t even require a jailbreak.

Simply follow the steps given below to make this work!

Step 1:

Take two apps and go to create a folder

Step 2:

The second the apps are in the folder and it’s doing the folder creation animation, drag Newsstand into the folder

Step 3:

As long as you’re quick enough Newsstand will go into the folder!

Thats it. Enjoy!

Notes:

* If you open Newsstand while it’s in a folder your springboard will crash. If you want to use Newsstand at some point just take it out of the folder and you’re good to go!

** This will also work with a folder within a folder.

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  • Anonymous

    Drag newsstand in a folder and that folder within another one and u’ll have a folder within a folder within a folder… IOSCEPTION.

  • Anonymous

    Just did it and it worked fine … Thanks for the tip!

  • cloud

    Works fine!

  • Frankie

    It works but newsstand doesn’t launch. Launching crashes the springboard. Would’ve been nice if it worked, no need for folder enhancer :-)

  • Frankie

    It works but newsstand doesn’t launch. Launching crashes the springboard. Would’ve been nice if it worked, no need for folder enhancer :-)

  • Mike LaPlante

    What the heck am I doing wrong? It’s like i’m playing some kind of game and I’m just not fast enough.

  • Mike LaPlante

    What the heck am I doing wrong? It’s like i’m playing some kind of game and I’m just not fast enough.

  • Mike LaPlante

    Okay, got it now. Thanx.

  • IcemanYVR

    thanks for sharing… I got it the first time. That was really the only thing that bugged me from iOS 5. I know not to launch Newstand from the folder, but as I don’t foresee myself using it, I just put it in a folder with a bunch of Apple’s other included useless apps.

  • Rush Callahan

    Took me 2 tries & had to just recreate an old folder, but this works.  Thank you for sharing.  No intention yet of using Newsstand.  This could have been programmed better in ios.

  • ?Dennis

    Is creating a folder within a folder a new feature in ios5? I can’t do it on the previous firmware.

  • Kirk

    Lmao!!

  • Woth37

    Also don’t like splitting iPod into Music & Video, taking up space !

  • Anonymous

    Is there any way to just uninstall this app?

  • Missacanada

    After doing so successfully, I tried to open newsstand app from within the folder, but it wouldn’t work. The phone just shut down so I had to return the app back to where it used to be. Thanks for nothing

  • Ralph87

    Bloody oath I spent an hour shuting down and restarting the iPad wondering what was wrong. This trick worked, but geeze you gotta be quick dragging the Newstand app. It’s like a game in itself.

  • Guybrown

    Fabulous !

  • ST

    Got it the first time. Cool tip. Thanks!