This Is What The Equivalent Of SBSettings For Siri Would Look Like

This Is What The Equivalent Of SBSettings For Siri Would Look Like

It’s always seemed like such a simple tweak, but SBSettings has turned out to be the jailbreak tweak I have the hardest time living without: a simple interface for turning on or off the most common iPhone or iPad settings with a single button press, opened by simply swiping your finger across your iOS’s status bar.

Now that Siri’s here, though, wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to just tell your iPhone to do the things SBSettings does? Turn Bluetooth On or Off, for instance, or go into Airplane Mode.

Apple mysteriously left the ability to use Siri to toggle system preferences out of iOS 5, but the functionality’s reportedly on the way thanks to a new app called Toggles. The only problem? We’ll have to wait for an iPhone 4S jailbreak first.

Developer Hazma Sood says he’s been working on a Toggles System for Siri that would allow you to tweak iOS system settings by voice command. You could, for example, ask Siri how strong your reception was, or to turn off 3G, and it would make the appropriate responses.

Sood says that the Cydia hack is ready, but is just waiting for the release of a working iPhone 4S jailbreak before he lets it out into the wild. That could be a ways off, though: right now, there’s no ETA on an untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak, and if the A5-toting iPad 2 is anything to go by, we may be waiting months before someone finally figures out how to break the hardware wide open.

  • Mike Rathjen

    I miss SBSettings too, but it unquestionably was bogging down the phone’s performance. After SBSettings, nothing was ever smooth again.

  • Hampus

    I’m pretty sure there was a tool released for 4.x (was called voice commands or something) that let you make custom voice commands for pretty much anything so you might be able to use that, don’t know if it would be compatible with Siri though so…

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