Bring SBSettings-Like Shortcuts To Your iPhone Home Screen – No Jailbreak Required

Whenever the discussion of "why jailbreak?" pops up on various internet forums, the majority will immediately elect SBSettings as a primary reason. It’s one of those tweaks that, once you’re accustomed to it, it’s extremely difficult to imagine operating your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without.

Currently, iOS 5 hasn’t been blessed with an untethered jailbreak, although various hacking groups – primarily the Chronic Dev-Team – have been looking for various exploits in order to pwn the month-old software. iPhone 4S users – despite enjoying the exclusivity of Siri, and the option of 64GB flash storage, cannot jailbreak in any way, shape or form – not even the tethered break laid on by sn0wbreeze and redsn0w.

On the bright side, however, there is a way that those running untouched stock firmware create convenient shortcuts of the toggles found within SBSettings – such as WiFi, Airplane Mode, Brightness and Bluetooth – without jailbreaking. Icon Project, which costs 99 cents in the App Store, will help you create custom icons with specific URL links to various settings.

icon Project

Bear in mind that you shouldn’t see this as a direct replacement for SBSettings, since it just locates the specific area of the of chosen functions as opposed to being actual toggles. Nonetheless, it should be just about enough to tide everyone over until every iDevice is able to utilize SBSettings.


As you will have seen, there are a whole host of editing options available, enabling you to create very attractive icons. To wrap it up, here’s the list of shortcut addresses to each segment of the Settings app:

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

Be sure to check out our iPhone Apps Gallery and iPad Apps Gallery to explore more apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

(via iDownloadBlog, Image Credit: iPhoneAddict)

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