How to Place Apps in Newsstand

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The lack of an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak has resulted in the community coming up with tips and tricks that work with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running an unmodified iOS version. The latest non-jailbreak tweak allows you to place apps within Newsstand, as if it was a regular folder, thanks to a little bit of wiggle mode trickery. 

The step-by-step instructions are actually quite easy to perform, although you might have to practise a few times before you master this trick. But, if you are successful, you can have app icons in your Newsstand. Even if there are already newspapers or magazines on the shelf, the app icons you add will be displayed alongside those publications.

app-newsstand-iconJeff Benjamin for iDownloadBlog shares the written steps for this trick, first discovered by Pim Oomen.

[Update: iFans forum member Barraquito has since confirmed to us that he posted this trick within our discussion forums all the way back in August. Thanks!]

I can confirm that these steps work on both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 running iOS 6. Reach out in the comments if this works for you on other devices or software versions.

Step 1: Place the Newsstand folder anywhere on the second page of the Home screen.

Step 2: Place the apps that you would like to move into the Newsstand folder on the third page of the Home screen.

Step 3: Swipe to the third page of the Home screen containing the apps that you would like to move.

Step 4: Press the Home button once, and then immediately tap and hold on the app that you wish to move.

Step 5: Continue holding on the screen until the Home screen moves to the first page due to your press of the Home button.

Step 6: Release your hold on the screen and immediately swipe back to the second page containing the Newsstand folder

Step 7: If the trick worked correctly, then you should see wiggle mode enabled.

Step 8: Tap on the Newsstand folder to open it, and then press the Home button once to close it.

Step 9: You should see the app that you tapped and held on in Step 4 move into the Newsstand folder.

The most challenging step of the instructions that you must focus on is quickly swiping right to the second page of your home screen after the device returns to the home screen. If you don’t swipe to the second page quick enough, the wiggle mode will not be enabled.

While this trick might not be as convenient as most jailbreak tweaks, it’s the best we have right now without a jailbreak available for most devices. On a related note, you can use a program called StifleStand to hide Newsstand from your home screen without a jailbreak either. More on that later.


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