Please note: This has been fixed, but click here for a new method!
Why can’t I put newsstand in a folder?” Actually, you can! I like every other Apple Device owner, was excited about iOS 5. After installing it and getting everything set up, I was annoyed at the fact that Newsstand is not allowed to go in a folder. Honestly, it’s an app I don’t think I will ever be using. I tweeted my frustration on Twitter. Luckily I found out via a few Twitter friends it it IS possible to put Newsstand in a folder, you just need to trick your device into letting you, and you need to be quick about it. 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 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!
Update: Wow!! I didn’t think my post would reach websites like TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Macrumors, Tipb, Cult of Mac, and so on….thanks everyone! Glad you like the hack and thanks for the credit! 🙂
Update 2: Apparently this doesn’t work in iOS 5.1 so don’t upgrade if you wish to continue to use this glitch, it’s not worth the upgrade anyway.