When was the last time you use the Newsstand on your iOS device?
Some users deem it as worthless, others place it on the last page of the Home Screen because it’s not an app after all. It’s actually a folder that organizes the downloaded e-magazines from App Store.
“With that in mind, wouldn?t it be great if Apple didn?t force the app upon you?” said Jeff Benjamin of iDownloadBlog. He meant, ”It?s not even really an app after all, it?s a folder, yet Apple forces you to keep it on your Home screen with no way to hide it.”
If you do not like the Newsstand to hang around on the first page of your Home Screen without the jailbreak process, here is a simple solution for Apple fans like you. The how-to guide is only applicable to Mac users only.
You just need to download Filippo Bigarella?s StifleStand to hide the Newsstand. There are available tweaks that work similar with StifleStand. However, this method does not require any jailbreak.
To hide the Newsstand for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
1. Download the StifleStand and launch it on your Mac.
2. Plug in your device (running on iOS 5 or higher). StifleStand will detect your device once it is connected.
3. Find the Newsstand folder.
4. Simply click the Hide Newstand Button.
5. The Newsstand icon will disapper as soon as you execute the above-mentioned steps. The folder is named “Magic” by default. The Newsstand icon will be placed in that folder.
Mr. Benjamin said, “The new Magic folder behaves just like any normal folder in iOS. You can rename the folder, and populate it with additional apps. If you want to remove Newsstand from the folder, simply place your device into wiggle mode, and drag out the Newsstand app icon. You can always run StifleStand again if you wish to hide it in the future.”
The developers said Windows users will enjoy the same features next week. Watch out and stay connected.