How To Use Newsstand As An App Folder Without Jailbreaking Your iPhone

Posted on Jan 21 2013 - 8:19pm by Muhammad Umer

Here we come with a new trick that would enable you to put an unlimited numbers of apps in a Newsstand folder and launch them as per your wish. You can perform this trick on iOS 6, you guess it right, and this would be perfect for your iPhone 5.

To perform this trick successfully, you need to be a little patient as it requires practice. You may get frustrated while practicing, but the ripen fruit would be delightful. At the end, you would be able to put as many apps as you want in the Newsstand folder. You don’t need any particular website or app in order to complete this task. Let us explain the procedure stepwise:

Step 1: Place Newsstand folder on the second home screen page of your iPhone.

Step 2: Gather all the apps that you want to put in the Newsstand folder on the third home screen page.

Step 3: Swipe to the third home screen page, where you have gathered all the apps, you want to place in the folder.

Step 4: Now this would be tricky. Press the home button, and quickly tap and hold the app icon that you have to move.

Step 5: Keep holding the app icon until the first home screen page appears as a result of pressing home screen icon.

Step 6: Release the app icon and immediately go to the second home screen page, where you have the Newsstand folder.

Step 7: If you have performed the trick perfectly, and it is successful, you would see the wiggle mode enabled.

Step 8: To open the Newsstand folder, press the icon once, and to close it, press home button.

Step 9: When you open the Newsstand folder, you would see the app that you have moved to it at step 4.

Step 10: To add more apps to Newsstand, repeat the step 4.

If you are unable to see the wiggle mode enabled after step 7, then it means that you are fail to place the app in the folder. Keep in mind that after pressing home button, you have to hold the app icon, as the screen is switched to the first home screen page of your iPhone. As soon as the first page appears, you have to swipe to the second page immediately. If you are unable to be quick at this moment, you would be failed to perform the trick.

Once you are able to put an app to the Newsstand folder, you can add as many apps as you want. There is no limit for placing the apps. You can launch any of the moved apps from the folder as you normally do. A good thing is this, if you fail to perform the task first time or even second time, you can try and try again until you are finally successful.

There is a bad point too. When you would restart your iPhone, all the apps that you have put in the Newsstand folder would be removed automatically. You have to perform the whole procedure again to place your favorite apps in the folder. One thing more, be careful while choosing the apps to be placed in the folder, as you cannot remove them without rebooting the iPhone.

Hope you would like the trick and share it with your friends and colleagues. Please do share your experience with us. Take care!


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My name is Umer from Pakistan, I love anything to do with iPhone and iPad or iOS related so I built this blog.

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