I really like the idea of Newsstand in iOS 5 – I’m a big fan of iPad editions of newspapers and magazines so having a smart folder and dedicated store for them is right up my alley. I am well aware though that some of you here, and around the interwebz in general, are not fond of Newsstand. In fact I get the impression there’s a fair bit of hatred for the little fella.
So here, courtesy of The Coding Massacre, is a quick guide to how to banish Newsstand to a folder:
— A key to this is being very quick in moving Newsstand into a folder at just the right time, so I suggest making sure you have Newsstand near two other apps that you can use to make a new folder.
— Tap and hold on any app icon to get them into ‘wiggle mode’
— Take one app and place it onto another to create a new folder. As soon as the apps are in the folder and folder creation animation starts, drag Newsstand into the folder.
If you try to launch Newsstand from inside a folder it will cause a springboard crash – so if you decide you don’t hate it anymore and want to use it, take it out of the folder you stuck it in before trying to open it.
There ya go. That’s how to banish Newsstand to a folder. You can even call the folder ‘Apps I Hate’ if that helps.