HOW TO: Put Newsstand In A Folder On iOS 5 [Without Jailbreaking]

October 13, 2011

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!

Huge thanks to @AnataTenshi for discovering it and @_vrn for bringing it to my attention. Another thing to note is the fact that this will also work with a folder within a folder.

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.

249 Responses to HOW TO: Put Newsstand In A Folder On iOS 5 [Without Jailbreaking]

  1. Name
    July 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Good Job!

  2. Name
    July 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Good Job Man!!!
    Real nIce

  3. Kk
    September 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Doesnt work for me!

  4. BC
    October 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Can’t get it to work under iOS 6. Unable to grab Newsstand at all the instant the icons are on top of each other.

  5. February 19, 2013 at 8:06 am

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  6. Anonymous
    March 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    For me this doesnt work on my iphone because when it tries to make you name the folder, all other apps including newsstand fade out and they cant be moved or dragged at that time. Is there another way?

  7. Rainy davina
    May 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Excuse me but it doesnt work ive tried everything!! Dont post false info please

    • May 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Are you running iOS 5? This is not false information.

  8. I love lollipop
    August 6, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Does this thing works for ipad mini?

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