How to remove Newsstand?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by flameproof, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. flameproof macrumors 6502a

    flameproof

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    How do I delete "Newsstand"?

    And for now, why can't I put it in the 'crapapp' folder for unused apps?
     
  2. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    You can't, it's a folder, so you can't.
     
  3. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Been an issue for over a year now... It's an eye sore.
     
  4. flameproof thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how they could forget that issue in the latest update?
     
  5. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    When I say "issue" I mean more of an annoyance. Newsstand is basically a folder with a skin on top of it. Folders do not drag into folders and this is why you're not able to do that.
     
  6. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    You can now. There is a trick to do it, not that hard.
     
  7. 2jzgze macrumors newbie

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    What is the new trick? And I hope you're not talking about the one that involves your iPhone backup and a computer.
     
  8. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    is the trick when u move a app into a new folder and hurry and put newstand in it? That doesn't work for me anymore unless I'm going to slow.
     
  9. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    It no longer works for me either.
     
  10. cyks macrumors 68020

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    They killed that 'trick' back with 5.1.
     
  11. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I was able to do this until 6.0.
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Then you were either Jailbroken, never updated to 5.1, or you had done it before updating to 5.1 and haven't restored.
     
  13. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Never Jailbroken, always updated, but I did do it before 5.1, so maybe it's that I never restored, but until 6.0, it was at least still in a folder.
     
  14. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    :facepalm:

    Not this again.
    Whats your next question, how to install flash?
     
  15. Ripcord83 macrumors member

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  16. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Yet another example of apple being stubborn. They certainly have the technical knowledge to make it happen.
     
  17. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    No, not that one
     
  18. fisherking macrumors 601

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    this DID work for me (2nd time i tried...maybe i did something wrong on first attempt).

    newstand is in my one folder (stuff i never use); works thru syncing, restarting, etc. am happy (i HATE that i can't delete apps i don't use...)
     
  19. LastOneToKnow macrumors member

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    Here's a great idea. How about adding support in iTunes for removing certain "non-essential" apps which come with the OS? Surely Newsstand would be among these for those that don't use it.
     
  20. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    NoNewsisGoodNews jailbreak app. Nice not having that damn empty news stand folder...
     
  21. fisherking macrumors 601

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    but useless in ios6...as there is no JB (not for the 4s, 5...yet...).
     
  22. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Switch to an iPhone 4S with 5.0.1 or 5.1.1... no stupid Newsstand here, I've got free tethering, I already have the do not disturb functionality, except easier, and my maps actually work. :D
     
  23. fisherking macrumors 601

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    don't people READ these threads before posting? the trick listed by ripcord83 WORKS in ios6. do i have to post a screenshot? my newstand icon is buried in a folder...and it stays there (after syncing, rebooting, etc). :rolleyes:
     
  24. denisvj macrumors regular

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  25. sazivad macrumors 6502

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    Hide Newsstand in a folder with iOS 6

    MacStories, via The Loop:
    Download it here.

    [PS to mods: I was considering putting this in the hacks forum, but, like it said, it doesn't require a jailbreak.]
     

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