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cag4 Calculating status...
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Apr 4, 2012 11:02 AM

I get it -- it's a "folder" so we can't put it in t another folder, thereby getting it out of the way.  But I won't be using it (just like I don't use Gamecenter), and I resent having it take up space at the top level nav.  Fail.

 

So how do we remove Newsstand from the iphone (or other ios5 device)?

 

 

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  • Jeff Niles Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to cag4)

    I feel ya on this one.  I would like to at least 'hide' it ina folder, but I can't.  Anyway, you can (at least) move it off of the first page on you iPhone.  Unfortunately, I think that is the only thing approching a solution.

     

    Cheers.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 4:35 PM (in response to cag4)

    Just stick it on the last page. That's what I'm doing. Eventually I'll use it... If they get some magazines I actually want...

     

    Analog, Asimovs... love the pulps.

  • sohogirl Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 5:23 PM (in response to cag4)

    May not be the answer you want...Apps like this I moved to the last page! It gets them out of my way!!

     

    SG

  • Apollyon1980 Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to cag4)

    This is yet another app that we are not allowed to remove...  But now  I cant even stick it in the "unused" folder with compass, stocks, game center, and voice notes.  One more reason to just hack the phone...

  • FrancisAllard Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:40 AM (in response to cag4)

    Due to this NewsStand I am obligated to have a secondary page JUST to store it away because I hate having clutter on my phone. If only I could delete or move it into another folder it would make things much easier. Since iOS 4 I have only had 1 page, now I am FORCED to have two because I don't like having more than 1 line of icons.

     

    Makes me want to JailBreak my phone and delete it from the code at this point, or hope Apple releases a update which allows users to move or delete it.

  • EdsAlias Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to cag4)

    Yep.. Worse than useless.  I keep my News apps (BBC, NPR, and so on) in a News folder ... except for NYTimes that has magically disappeared to the otherwise useless Newstand.  Now, I can't add the Newstand to my news folder and I can't add the other news apps to the Newsstand, it just squirts around the screen when I try.  Sigh.  Guess I'll just stop reading the NY Times.

  • RSAustin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to EdsAlias)

    Same here, I have a News folder but I can't even stick this worthless POS app in it.   Thanks for messing with me efforts at organization Apple. 

     

    Funny I thought I paid for this phone.  My mistake, I guess Apple still owns MY property and THEY can tell me how I should be organizing my icons. 

     

    I've never used Jailbreak but I am really begining to understand why people do.  

  • 47u2caryj Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 2:27 PM (in response to cag4)

    There is a workaround that somone posted to my original post, it works if you drag and drop two icons and as the folder is being created you quickly drop newsstand into it. I've put in a picture solution.  This phone is NOT jailbroken.

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  • xSushi Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 2:42 PM (in response to FrancisAllard)

    The funniest part about all this is... half of the embedded App's that Apple makes me keep on my phone are the ones I hide or have a special "junk" page for... some of their best apps are the ones I've found in the app store and downloaded myself.

     

    They really need to allow you to at least turn it "off" from the settings to bring back if you want or need. And I want to pic icons for my folders... my pages are full of folders and are an ugly grey mess.

  • EdsAlias Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to 47u2caryj)

    Absolutely brilliant!  I even managed to get the newsstand in there on the first try!

  • ds9boon Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:37 PM (in response to cag4)

    I don't want **ITTER TWITTER on my phone.  It is not appropriate to have it in any way shape or form for my work, business, or daily needs.

    I don't want NEWSSTAND added to a page of 'UN-WaNTED' - Non-removeable apps.  IBOOKS can be removed - Newstand should be the same.

     

    This is not a cue to discuss 'how good' these apps are.'  They should be optional.  Boint blank.

     

    The quesiton is How To Remove.   (not how to hide).

    Thanks

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:39 PM (in response to ds9boon)

    ds9boon wrote:

     

    The quesiton is How To Remove.   (not how to hide).

     

    And the answer is still, "You can't". Boint blank.

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