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S.E.A Level 1 (10 points)

Can I remove newsstand from my iPad? It pointless and I will never use it!

iPad 2, iOS 5
  • King_Penguin Level 10 (117,095 points)

    No, like the other Apple built-in apps it can't be deleted - hiding it on your last home screen is the best that you can do.

  • BMWh0r3 Level 1 (0 points)

    i thought iBooks was the point behind reading on our devices? apple failed with this built-in app.

  • don118 Level 1 (0 points)

    I like a clean organized screen and the useless newsstand can only be moved to a home screen as a stand alone?

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,415 points)

    You can move the icon into a folder. There are a few threads around here linking to step by step instructions. Basically have 3 apps/icons, newsstand and two others you want to get rid of (you can even just 'borrow' those icons, moving them back out of the folder later). Take those other two icons, hold down on one of them until they wiggle, move one on top of the other. the Ipad will make a folder and as that happens, quickly grab newsstand and dump it into the folder too. It does work, I've done it.


    You do lose functionality of newsstand. It is merely a folder on your main page to hold all the magazine apps they hope you'll buy and will not function within another folder, but if you don't want it, who cares if it doesn't work?


    If you don't want to do that then you can move it back to the last page of your menu icons - even make a third or fourth - to house all your useless but unable to delete icons.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,415 points)

    The supposition of what apple wants to do is: I think many can agree that there is a future in online distribution of information. Paper printing costs are going up and are impractical in many ways. What it's thought Apple wants to do is position themselves as a 'ready made' distribution hub for virtual magazines and papers.


    People have said that they get 30% of any apps sold. So if you buy a magazine sub for 4.99, they get a dollar and change of that. In addition by putting it on every iPad, iPod Touch, iPHone, they give themselves 'millions of potential subscribers' to use as a bargaining chip with periodical publishers. They won't care or 'know' just what percentage of people REALLY use it. All that matters is that they'll have millions and millions of devices with the program on it to use to convince publishers to sign up with Apple as online distributers instead of Nook or Kindle or any others.

  • tamarfromst.clair Level 1 (0 points)

    thankyou sooo much, boy u gotta be quick but it worked on my iphone4

  • Madi_K Level 1 (0 points)

    Das Stupid. Y put stuff on automatically? Now i have a page wit 1 thing [newsstand] on it and it ANNOYS me...  And i'm not fast enough to get it into another folder. =(   Apple shouldn't do dat...



  • PaulWith Level 1 (0 points)

    I fully agree. Absolutely awful. I have subscriptions to magazines, but Apple won't let me put them into Newstand. Probably because Apple isn't getting a piece of the subscription fee. Apple get out of the way of the user otherwise I'm going to start buying Android products.

  • Macaby Level 3 (910 points)

    Not sure you're right about Apple limiting what subscriptions can go into the rack. Without any input from me other than downloading The New York Times and The New Yorker iPad versions both suddenly appeared in my Mag Rack. 

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (39,800 points)

    BMWh0r3 wrote:


    i thought iBooks was the point behind reading on our devices? apple failed with this built-in app.

    Being as uninformed as you are, I will let you know that before newsstand, publications had their own icons/apps, and Newsstand gathers all publications together in the app, as a way of organization. And rather than hunting on the App Store for publications, Newsstand has its own store built-in. Maybe you don't read publications and wouldn't benefit from newsstand, but you are in the minority as the reason Apple released newsstand is because the majority of users would appreciate it.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 (2,505 points)

    The designer of the app has to program it to go into the Newstand, whether they're getting a subscription fee or not. I have 3 subscriptions, one newspaper and two magazines. The one newspaper that I subcribed to through iTunes is in Newstand, as is the newspaper (which I subscribed to through the publisher, bypassing iTunes); the other magazine that I also purchase direct from the publisher is not in Newstand. As I understand it, the theoretical advantage to the user is that content in the Newstand will be direcly delivered to the user without having to open up the app and download it. The magazine in Newstand does this, which is a big plus (National Geographic - takes a long time to download all that content, so it's nice that it's sent directly to my device at night when ready) but the newspaper does not seem to do this consistently.


    I think that Skydiver is likely correct in that keeping it as a permanent "app folder" is a nod to lure publishers in.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,415 points)

    I don't think Apple limits what can go into newsstand. i doubt they care. Rather it's more likely that it's up to the publishers to make their app newsstand compliant. If People, for example, chooses to remain stand alone, that's up to them. But if they want to be newsstand compliant, then they need to rewrite their app to drop into the folder.


    I can see why some like the applilcation, but I'm not a e-reader person so it's wasted on me.

  • JustLurking Level 1 (0 points)

    Count me among the "uninformed minority" who have no use for Newsstand.  The informed majority are welcome to use it to their heart's content, but there still ought to be a way for the rest of us to delete it if we do not want it.

  • Macaby Level 3 (910 points)

    JustLurking wrote:


    Count me among the "uninformed minority" who have no use for Newsstand. 

    For the uninformed minority, it seems a little on the prissy side to get upset about the icon, whether you use it or not.


    Regardless, put-it-in-a-folder/ might be a solution to ease your mind.

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