How To Create Custom Home Screen Shortcuts For Settings Toggles Without Jailbreaking

BY Jason

Published 14 Nov 2011

SBSettings is one of our favorite jailbreak apps. It offers a faster way to access iPhone Settings from any app without going through the hassle of exiting the app and launching the Settings app. It is probably one of the top reasons why users jailbreak their iOS Device. 

But if you don’t want to go through the hassle of jailbreaking your iOS device just for it then Clay Russell of iPhone Addict have figured out a clever way to create custom shortcuts for settings toggles that can be accessed directly from your iOS device’s home screen without the need to jailbreak the device.

It is nowhere close to a replacement for SBSettings, but if you’ve not jailbroken your iOS device then it is neat solution to quickly access the relevant Settings toggles.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to create the custom home screen shortcuts for settings toggles:

1. Download the App “Icon Project” (iTunes link) available in the App Store for only $0.99.

2. Launch the app.

3. Create a custom icon using the options available in the app such as selecting the icon, the background etc.

3. Next tap on Select Type and select URL(Homepage) from the options.

4. You will then be prompted to enter the URL. Here you need to enter the shortcut URL of the appropriate settings toggle:

You can use the shortcut URLs for the various Settings toggles as mentioned below:

  • About — prefs:root=General&path=About
  • Accessibility — prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
  • Airplane Mode On — prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
  • Auto-Lock — prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK
  • Brightness — prefs:root=Brightness
  • Bluetooth — prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth
  • Date & Time — prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
  • FaceTime — prefs:root=FACETIME
  • General — prefs:root=General
  • Keyboard — prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
  • iCloud — prefs:root=CASTLE
  • iCloud Storage & Backup — prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
  • International — prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
  • Location Services — prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
  • Music — prefs:root=MUSIC
  • Music  Equalizer — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
  • Music Volume Limit — prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit
  • Network — prefs:root=General&path=Network
  • Nike + iPod — prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
  • Notes — prefs:root=NOTES
  • Notification — prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
  • Phone — prefs:root=Phone
  • Photos — prefs:root=Photos
  • Profile — prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
  • Reset — prefs:root=General&path=Reset
  • Safari — prefs:root=Safari
  • Siri — prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
  • Sounds — prefs:root=Sounds
  • Software Update — prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
  • Store — prefs:root=STORE
  • Twitter — prefs:root=TWITTER
  • Usage — prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
  • VPN — prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
  • Wallpaper — prefs:root=Wallpaper
  • Wi-Fi — prefs:root=WIFI

5. Then tap “Create”

6. You will then be taken to a web page that displays your icon.

7. Tap on the share button and then tap on Add to Home Screen to add the custom toggles to your iOS device’s home screen.

8. You will be prompted to add the name for your home screen icon and that’s it you’re done (it may be a good idea to put all the custom settings toggle in a folder). When you tap on the icon it should take you directly to the Settings page where you can enable or disable the toggle.

You can also checkout this video walkthrough if you need any help.

When you tap on the homescreen icon, it will open the Settings app and take you directly to the relevant Settings page to enable or disable the toggle.

Via: iDB

Source: iPhone Addict