‘NewsTask’ prevents the Newsstand folder from appearing in the App Switcher

By , Jun 4, 2013

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Newsstand is basically just a glorified folder, no? So why does the Newsstand folder show up in the app switcher, when regular folders don’t? That’s the question asked by the developer of NewsTask, a new jailbreak tweak that prevents the Newsstand folder from appearing in the app switcher.

NewsTask is an extremely simple jailbreak tweak, and as you might imagine, it features now options or settings to speak of. Once you install NewsTask, you’ll need to kill the Newsstand folder via the App Switcher once, and then it should no longer appear in your list of running apps.

The nice thing about NewsTask is that it won’t prevent magazines, newspapers and other periodicals from showing up in the app switched. Those app icons still show up without a problem, as you can see in the video; only the Newsstand folder itself is absent from the app switcher after installing NewsTask.

If NewsTask sounds like music to your ears, then head over to Cydia’s ModMyi repo where it can be had free of charge. Please share your thoughts about the tweak below.

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  • Osama Muhammed

    so useful, i use Newsstand a lot.. said no one ever

  • Sérgio

    Good tweak! But I prefer using Springtomize 2 to just hide it.

    Open ST 2 Settings -> Icons -> Hide Icons -> Mark Newsstand -> Respring your iDevice

    And ta-da.

    • RarestName

      Mine is in a folder.

  • RarestName

    Newsstand is one of the best things ever! I download all of my magazines in it. It auto updates for me, and I can’t think of anyone who actually hides that icon!
    -No one ever

    • Bun.fong

      Sorry guy could you tell me when jos 6.1.3 can jailbreak please.