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StifleStand: Hide The iOS Newsstand App Inside A Folder [iPhone & Mac]

Dave LeClair 11-10-2012

There used to be a trick for iOS devices that allowed you to hide the Newsstand app in a folder as long as you had quick enough fingers. Sadly, Apple fixed the bug that allowed you to pull off that little trick, and it looked like we were going to be stuck with empty Newsstands on our screen forever.


But now, a new Mac app called StifleStand makes it easy to hide the Newsstand app in a folder again. It does not require you to jailbreak your device, so everyone can make use of it without doing anything special to their phone.

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All you need to do to use this app is plug your iPhone into your Mac and run StifleStand. Click the button on the screen and it will go through the process of hiding your Newsstand. It will create a new folder called “Magic”, which you can rename and add other apps to if you’d like. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it does the job as advertised. Make sure your Newsstand is empty, or the process will not work.


  • Hide Newsstand in a folder.
  • Easy process with a Mac.
  • No jailbreak required.
  • Windows version of StifleStand in the works.

Find StifleStand @ filippobiga.com/stiflestand [No Longer Available]

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