IconSettings – Simple, One-Touch Access to Your iOS Settings

Posted in iOS on 21/11/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Looking to simplify the settings on your iPhone, or a quicker way to access the settings you use the most? A nifty hacks called IconSettings might be just what you’re looking for.

IconSettings uses Safari bookmarks to link to settings pages in iOS 5, allowing you to organize settings into folders to quickly access the ones you need.

This system essentially duplicates jailbreak utilities like SBSettings, but doesn’t require your device to be jailbroken. Once you’ve set up and organized your bookmarks, simply tapping on one can quickly bring you to the appropriate place in Setting.app to adjust that setting.

Setting up IconSettings is as simple as visiting this link from your iOS device, clicking on the link for the bookmark you want to create (or a link to add all the icons to your homescreen), and voila! Instant settings bookmarks!

This is one of the coolest hacks I’ve seen outside of the jailbreak realm, and I’d highly recommend giving it a look if this idea sounds at all appealing to you (note: this only works with iOS 5).


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.