After the upgrade to iOS-5, I got the Newsstand app "for free". I don't use it and I probably never will. Is there any way, short of jail breaking, for me to remove it from my iPad2?

I know that I can put it in a folder, but can I remove it entirely?

  • Duplicate of apple.stackexchange.com/q/27402/9058
    – nohillside
    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:49
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    Crap, I don't use it on my phone and thought I could bury it in a folder with other stuff I don't use but alas, you're right, it can't be moved into a folder, at least as far as I can tell. I find it useful on my iPad but not iPhone.
    – Richard
    Oct 23, 2011 at 13:34
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    Since the folder part of this question has already been asked, I edited the question to focus on the other part, removing Newsstand entirely. Please take a look at the FAQs for more info. Thanks. Oct 23, 2011 at 14:58
  • I know Newsstand seems like a extraneous feature for a "power user." I myself thought this. But give it a try. Just with the NYTimes app and the New Yorker app, I've found Newsstand to be much cooler and more useful than I would have imagined. Oct 24, 2011 at 14:01

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No. Like all iOS applications coming pre-installed, Newsstand cannot be removed from an iOS device. See the Apple Support Forums for corroboration.

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