One of the advantages to jailbreaking the iPhone — at least for me — is the ability to add shortcuts to your home screen that will quickly adjust your device’s settings. There are a number of tweaks that allow you to change your brightness; and toggle 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, and more.
It’s not so easy if you’re device isn’t jailbroken, but a new app called IconProject changes that — for just $0.99.
IconProject allows you to create custom home screen shortcuts for quick and easy access to your brightness settings, airplane mode, Bluetooth, FaceTime, Music, location services, Wi-Fi, and lots, lots more. It doesn’t quite go as far as jailbroken tweaks, like SBSettings, but it’s a fantastic app.
Firstly you create your own icon, with a color of your choice, borders, icons, and even your own photos; then assign the icon a shortcut to things like SMS, FaceTime, Mail, or URLs. The video below, courtesy of iDownload blog, shows you how easy it is to create and customize your own shortcuts.
Here’s a list of shortcuts available. Please note: these are case sensitive.
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
Once you’ve created your shortcut, it’s easy than ever to access common settings right from your home screen. While the app isn’t quite as useful as jailbreaking, it is the next best thing for those who don’t want to hack their device.