The much-maligned “Newsstand”—you know, the home for various magazines and newspapers sold through Apple’s App Store—is a bit like a party crasher who plunks down on your sofa and refuses to budge.Debuting on the home screens of iPhone and iPad more than two years ago, the Newsstand app (which, in the pre-iOS 7 days, used to look like a wooden cabinet stuffed with bookshelves) couldn’t be deleted, nor could it be tucked neatly into another folder.
Instead, it was just…well, there, whether you actually used it or not.
Well, here’s a small-but-important change that Apple apparently made with iOS 7: starting now, you can hide the Newsstand app in another folder.
No, you still can’t delete the Newsstand app altogether, but hiding it in a rarely used folder is almost as good.
- Just tap and hold the Newsstand app (in iOS 7, it’s white with little magazine and newspaper images inside); after a second or so, all the apps on your home screen should start doing a little dance.
- Next, either a) drag the Newsstand icon into an existing home-page folder, or b) drag the icon on top of another icon to create a new folder.
- All set? Tap the Home key to save your changes and make all your app icons stop shaking.