HOW TO: Change iCloud Email Address

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Authors note: I’ve been hearing mixed results on this – some people are saying it works, yet others like me have done it fine.

One of the downfalls of iCloud is it does not appear to let you change your email address that it is under. As you can see, if you go to Settings > iCloud > Account, it does not let you change your email. However, I’ve found a quick workaround. As I stated above I’ve been getting mixed results on it working.

Here’s what I did. This was done about two hours after setting up iOS 5 on my 4th generation iPod Touch.

  • I switched all my iCloud backup stuff to “off” (contacts, calendars, reminders, all my other apps, etc)
  • After that I hit the big red “delete account” button at the bottom of the iCloud settings. It’ll warn you. Hit delete again, and it will do so. You’ll then be logged out of iCloud on the device. Simply go to the iCloud account login/setup section, and it will then let you put a new Apple ID in the box.

HOW TO: Put Newsstand In A Folder On iOS 5 [Without Jailbreaking]

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THIS HAS BEEN FIXED AS OF iOS 5.1!!!

Why can’t I put newsstand in a folder?” Actually, you can! I like every other Apple Device owner, was excited about iOS 5. After installing it and getting everything set up, I was annoyed at the fact that Newsstand is not allowed to go in a folder. Honestly, it’s an app I don’t think I will ever be using. I tweeted my frustration on Twitter. Luckily I found out via a few Twitter friends it it IS possible to put Newsstand in a folder, you just need to trick your device into letting you, and you need to be quick about it. Simply follow these steps:

  • Take two apps and go to create a folder
  • The second the apps are in the folder and it’s doing the folder creation animation, drag Newsstand into the folder
  • As long as you’re quick enough Newsstand will go into the folder!

If you open Newsstand while it’s in a folder your springboard will crash. If you want to use Newsstand at some point just take it out of the folder and you’re good to go!

Huge thanks to @AnataTenshi for discovering it and @_vrn for bringing it to my attention. Another thing to note is the fact that this will also work with a folder within a folder.

Update: Wow!! I didn’t think my post would reach websites like TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Macrumors, Tipb, Cult of Mac, and so on….thanks everyone! Glad you like the hack and thanks for the credit! 🙂

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