The latest software update OS 5.1 beta has disabled home screen shortcut but still you can create shortcuts on your home screen with the help of new method iPhone Settings Shortcuts discovered by iOS developer Jeff Broderick. The method does not require any jailbreak, easy to apply and most important, its absolutely FREE. Check the steps in just a short while.
Prior to the iOS 5.1 beta release, “Icon Project tool” allowed creating shortcuts for setting like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, and Brightness control on your home screen and it required the app to be purchased for $ 0.99.
The alternate free hack is not a app to be downloaded from app store, instead it is a webapp and uses “URL scheming” enabling web apps to gain access to certain parts of the iPhone’s operating system. Just follow the steps below to create own iPhone Settings Shortcuts.
Steps for iPhone Settings Shortcuts
Step 1: Firstly, open brdrck.me/settings in Safari browser from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. You will see the entire settings options of which you can create shortcuts to access from your home screen as seen in the screen below.
Step 2: Now, select the settings toggle icon for which you want create shortcut on you homescreen. You will see two icons to choose from, one is default and another icon. You can select anyone and press “Install Shortcut”.
Step 3: A prompt will appear to install a profile. Click the “Install Now” button to continue.
Step 4: You’re done. Now you can see the selected settings shortcut installed on your home screen as we have installed “brightness settings” shortcut.
The trick can be used with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The hack is quite simple and easy to use and since its free can be definitely used. For more such tweaks stay tuned with us on twitter, Facebook or Google+.
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