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  • Icon Settings and Icon Project Offer Alternative to SBSettings Until iOS 5 Jailbreak




    Icon Settings and the Icon Project app both offer easy to use solutions for adding toggle settings icons to the iOS home screen. One is free, one is not. One is simple, and the other more feature heavy. Both are wonderful, but will not replace SBSettings once the iOS 5 Jailbreak is available.

    Icon Settings is completely web-based, and completely free. Users simply need to follow this link and choose from the following list of settings toggle shortcuts:
    • About
    • Accessibility
    • Airplane
    • AutoLock
    • Brightness
    • Bluetooth
    • DateAndTime
    • FaceTime
    • General
    • Keyboard
    • iCloud
    • iCloudStorageAndBackup
    • International
    • LocationServices
    • Music
    • MusicEq
    • MusicVolume
    • Network
    • Nike
    • Notes
    • Notifications
    • Phone
    • Photos
    • Profile
    • Reset
    • Safari
    • Siri
    • Sounds
    • SoftwareUpdate
    • Store
    • Twitter
    • Usage
    • VPN
    • Wallpaper
    • WiFi
    • Hotspot


    After clicking on the shortcut the user is taken to the appropriate settings menu in iOS. All the user has to do now is go back to Safari and select “Add to Home Screen” and a URL based settings toggle button is added to the user’s home screen. These quick toggle buttons allow users to open up settings menus with one click forgoing the usually multi-menu navigation necessary to reach Safari, BlueTooth, network and other settings menus.

    Icon Project available in the App Store does include more features than Icon Settings, like the ability to customize the text, color, picture and overall look of the icon. Users can also create multiple function icons which allow for more than one action to be launched with a single press. User's can also send custom icons to other by email. Overall it offers more features than Icon Settings, but it also is $.99 and must be downloaded from the App Store.

    Bottom line, both options offer the ability to create icons that allow users to access setting's menus in one touch from their home screen, but you must decide if $.99 is worth the added functionality of Icon Project.

    Thank our South African friends over at iPhoneza for this simple little tweak, and oddly enough there is no need to jailbreak.

    Source: iPhoneza, iTunes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Icon Settings and Icon Project Offer Alternative to SBSettings Until iOS 5 Jailbreak started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Very interesting work around... great work. Perhaps we'll see similar workarounds for people who can't or won't jailbreak. I hate adjusting my brightness and wifi by going through the settings menus. However, I dont want to pay $1 for the convenience though, I just really hope a iOS5 jailbreak on the 4S is on it's way soon. I do miss "my phone."
    1. kressley's Avatar
      kressley -
      IconProject didn't play nice with User Agent Faker. Had to turn it off as it kept going to google.com in Safari instead of the site to save the icon to the Home Screen.
    1. frejes32's Avatar
      frejes32 -
      I would love to give Icon Settings a try, but there's no link... Am I missing something...
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      "Users simply need to follow this link and choose from the following list of settings toggle shortcuts"

      "This Link" is not working.....
    1. 1jono's Avatar
      1jono -
      This link? What link? Doh!
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      The link for this is:-

      http://iphoneza.co.za/IconSettings/

      Open on your iDevice
    1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
      Phillip Swanson -
      Sorry about the dead link, everything is fixed. Icon Settings can be found here IconSettings - iPhoneZA
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      For all looking for the link, its right up there, click on the iPhoneza link
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I posted a different link yesterday in Missing SBSettings due to no JB?
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
      However, I dont want to pay $1 for the convenience though, I just really hope a iOS5 jailbreak on the 4S is on it's way soon. I do miss "my phone."
      Amen to that. I'd pay for the jailbreak if it would get it out sooner.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Amen to that. I'd pay for the jailbreak if it would get it out sooner.
      It wouldn't.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Guy's you all should definitely use Icon Settings. I just purchased Icon Project yesterday and the difference is noticeable. Icon settings is much better because it automatically adds a better looking icon for you and it runs straight through Safari without launching another app to run in the background. It's definitely faster and i'd say about almost 1 sec. May not be of importance but this free tweak is way better. I wasted $1 and will ask for refund. I wish i had waited. Thanks Phillip for the post!
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/11...reak-required/

      Thank you I told yall to report on this yesterday
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      aaaahhhhhhh, cured my fix WOOOOOO...now make me an alternative to MyWi no Jailbreak and iRealSMS lol
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      aaaahhhhhhh, cured my fix WOOOOOO...now make me an alternative to MyWi no Jailbreak and iRealSMS lol
      I heard WeBe does tethering. And there's also some apps that have secret tethering
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Well, Icon Project does work. I enabled a couple of "quick call" shortcut icons, and they do allow you to make a call. However, you click them, they open up a new window saying, "do you want to call X," and when you click "Call," THEN it calls. When I had Call Me on my jailbroken i4, clicking an icon would immediately lead to the call being made. So, a bit clunky.Haven't tried other shortcuts yet, so can't say if all work the same way.But, for $.99, not a bad little app.
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      I'm one of those people who splurged and bought IconProject. Worked for me. At first it was hard to justify spending a whole dollar but, then I set up an auto lock toggle and all is right in the world. Don't be so cheap.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by blinden76 View Post
      I'm one of those people who splurged and bought IconProject. Worked for me. At first it was hard to justify spending a whole dollar but, then I set up an auto lock toggle and all is right in the world. Don't be so cheap.
      Same here man
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      Icon Settings is a useful alternative for those of us going through Jailbreak withdrawals for the 4S. I used SB Setting daily so this helps.I just created a "Shortcuts" folder in the dock and now have quick access to the settings I use frequently.Thanks for posting the article.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgmm1 View Post
      Icon Settings is a useful alternative for those of us going through Jailbreak withdrawals for the 4S. I used SB Setting daily so this helps.I just created a "Shortcuts" folder in the dock and now have quick access to the settings I use frequently.Thanks for posting the article.
      Oh dear, just read this then saw http://modmyi.com/content/6101-ios-5...omepage+All%29