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evmorg
13th October 2011, 05:12 PM
Having installed iOS5, I went to clean up my iPhone. I have a folder of stuff that I can't delete but don't want hanging around (like the Weather app, Stocks, Voice Memos etc). Because I don't have any subscriptions at this stage, I thought I'd drop Newsstand into that folder. But it won't go. Won't go into any folder in fact.

Anyone else having this issue or can anyone else at least confirm my experience? And if so, why would it be non-folder-able? Is it because Newstand is, itself, a kind of specialised folder?

carlow1
13th October 2011, 05:14 PM
Newsstand is folder not an app, so you cannot move a folder inside another folder. Sucks I know

Brennan
13th October 2011, 07:21 PM
So the idea is we put all our paper/magazine apps inside? Wish there was a way to delete apps like this, stocks etc...

Shintaro
13th October 2011, 07:29 PM
Or at least hide like the Nike+ app.

nibbles
13th October 2011, 07:38 PM
I tried the same thing, thinking hey i'll never use newsstand so i'll drop it in a folder with the calculator, etc. No dice.

braex27
13th October 2011, 08:36 PM
So far, I have found little use for it. It serves no other purpose other than act as a folder for the individual magazine applications.

On the iPhone - it doesn't even store the mags on the shelf - one of them downloaded as a separate app for me!

Does anyone know if it's intended to have any greater utility?

kerr
13th October 2011, 08:46 PM
So much improvement yet to be made with icons and folders. Need to be able to hide icons/folders in your Settings. And if NewsStand is a folder, then why can't we set up other icons/folders to do or show useful stuff? Pie chart of device usage, wifi toggle, BT toggle, etc

NeoRicen
13th October 2011, 08:49 PM
So far, I have found little use for it. It serves no other purpose other than act as a folder for the individual magazine applications.

On the iPhone - it doesn't even store the mags on the shelf - one of them downloaded as a separate app for me!

Does anyone know if it's intended to have any greater utility?
The idea is that it houses your publication subscriptions. It makes more sense with e subscriptions because when the's a new issue the icon updates, it downloads automatically in the background, and you get a ribbon indicating a new issue. Since I don't survive to anything, it's pretty much just a non-customizable file.

braex27
13th October 2011, 09:04 PM
Yes. I'm like you, Neo. I don't subscribe to anything. So there's an app there that just looks an empty book shelf. HAHA!

I hope there will be a few freebie mags that I can download on to it, just to fill it it. :D

maclab
14th October 2011, 08:51 AM
You can hide it (news stand)!

Make a new folder and quickly drag it in while the new folder is in animation state

younge
14th October 2011, 09:20 AM
You can hide it (news stand)!

Make a new folder and quickly drag it in while the new folder is in animation state

I don't think so!!!

MrJesseRoss
14th October 2011, 09:21 AM
I don't think so!!!

You can, you just have to be very very quick about it.

How To Put Newsstand In A Folder - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/13/how-to-put-newsstand-in-a-folder/)

Edit: I made it work first try! :) Twitter / Jesse: The Newsstand into a folde ... (http://t.co/5l5sosDP)

maclab
14th October 2011, 09:42 AM
To be quick enough its easier if you make sure news stand is next to where you are going to make the new folder

iDoctor_Who
14th October 2011, 09:57 AM
Awesome! gotta be quick though.

evmorg
14th October 2011, 11:39 AM
Yeah. You can put it in a folder, but don't try and open it - it crashes SpringBoard, apparently. I've just chucked mine on the last screen of my phone, where I have a folder of "Useless Stuff" including Weather and Stocks.

MrJesseRoss
14th October 2011, 12:16 PM
Hah, so it does. Just tried opening and the iPhone crashed to a black screen.

tobes56
15th October 2011, 11:06 AM
I've thrown a few magazines into Newsstand (love magazines ... one of the reasons I got an iPad in the first place). Just worried now that they are automatic subscriptions? Don't mind buying them one off but don't want to be committed to buying something EVERY month. By the by, and I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but downloaded iOS5 onto the iPad and iTunes kept on starting up on its own?? Turned off iPad a couple of time and seems to have gotten rid of it, but wonder if anyone else had the same problem?

kerr
15th October 2011, 01:07 PM
yeah it crashes, same if you try subfolders.