Add Home Screen Icon – Settings App – Jailbreak Not Needed

Yoo-Jin Lee Thu, Nov 10, 2011

WARNING! These links only work in iOS 5.0. If you upgrade to iOS 5.1 these links will not work anymore.
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iOS 5.0 exposed some interesting things like custom URLs for the Settings App. Now you can type in a URL and go to specific screen or even turn things on. You can use our aHomeIcon App to create Home screen icons on your phone to quickly go to the screen you want (aHomeIcon -> Add -> Url : Enter the custom url)

Now you can quickly turn ON/OFF Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to conserve your battery life.

For jail broken phones the equivalent app would be something like SBSettings, BBSettings, Omnistat. But now you don’t need to jail break your phone to get the same functionality. I don’t know who the first person was who discovered the custom urls. I only twigged when I saw a large spike in downloads of my app aHomeIcon.



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Here’s a list of some of the custom urls. There is a definite pattern and is case-sensitive.

Click on the links in your iOS device to view the screen

Screen URL
(iOS +5.0)
Add To aHomeIcon
(click links below in iOS device
aHomeIcon must be installed.)
Wi-Fi prefs:root=WIFI Settings - Wi-Fi
Bluetooth prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth Settings - General - Bluetooth
Brightness prefs:root=Brightness Settings - Brightness
Airplane Mode On prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE Settings - Airplane Mode On
Accessibility prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY Settings - General - Accessibility
About prefs:root=General&path=About Settings - General - usage
Auto-Lock prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK Settings - General - Auto-Lock
Date & Time prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME Settings - General -
FaceTime prefs:root=FACETIME
General prefs:root=General Settings - General
iCloud prefs:root=CASTLE Settings - iCloud
iCloud Storage&Backup prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP Settings - iCloud - Storage & Backup
International prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL Settings - General - International
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync prefs:root=General&path=iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Settings - iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
Keyboard prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard Settings - General - Keyboard
Location Services prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES Settings - Location Services
Mail, Contacts, Calendar prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendar
Music prefs:root=MUSIC
Music Equalizer prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ Settings - Music - Equalizer
Music Volume Limit prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit Settings - Music - Volume Limit
Network prefs:root=General&path=Network Settings - General - Network
Nike + iPod prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD Settings - Nike + iPod
Notes prefs:root=NOTES Settings - Notes
Notification prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID Settings - Notifications
Personal Hotspot prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING Personal Hotspot
Phone prefs:root=Phone
Phone - Call Forwarding prefs:root=Phone&path=CallForwarding Settings - Phone - Call Forward
Photos prefs:root=Photos Settings - Photos
Profile prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList Settings - General -
Reset prefs:root=General&path=Reset Settings - General - Reset
Ringtone prefs:root=Sounds&path=Ringtone Settings - Sounds - Ringtone
Safari prefs:root=Safari
Siri prefs:root=General&path=Assistant Settings - General - Siri
Software Update prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK Settings - General - Software Update
Sounds prefs:root=Sounds Settings - Sounds
Store prefs:root=STORE Settings - Store
Twitter prefs:root=TWITTER
Usage prefs:root=General&path=USAGE Settings - General - Usage
VPN prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN Settings - General - Network - VPN
Wallpaper prefs:root=Wallpaper Settings - Wallpaper