Hid­ing the News­stand Icon in a Fold­er in iOS 6 With­out Jail­break­ing Your iPhone

Alvaro Bernedo

Hiding Newsstand1Without a doubt, one of the few annoying things that iPhone and other iOS device owners have to deal with when it comes to their devices is that there is no way to get rid of the apps that come included by default. However, at least users can put these apps way in a folder and forget about them. Not so with the Newsstand app though, since the app itself behaves like a folder container, making it impossible to just drag it into a folder even if you never use it.

Thankfully, famous Cydia developer Filippo Bigarella has developed a small, simple app named StifleStand that helps iOS device owners who never use Newsstand to hide it within another folder. And there’s no need to jailbreak your iOS 6 for this.

You can download StifleStand in both its Windows and Mac version from this website. Once you do, install it.

Now, to hide the Newsstand app, open StifleStand and plug in your iOS device until the app recognizes it.

Stifle Stand Open

Once it does, simply click on the Hide Newsstand button and watch how the Newsstand folder disappears within a new folder named “Magic”.

Stifle Stand Connected

Newstand Visible

Newstand Invisible

That’s it! Feel free to rename this new folder and use it in any way you want. A note of caution though: Once inside a folder, you will not be able to use Newsstand anymore. In fact, if you try to open it, your iOS device will crash and restart.

Do you use Newsstand on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments.


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