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January 25, 2012


iPhone / iPad Tutorial – How To Get Settings Shortcuts On Your Home Screen

by Colin Jones

Wouldn’t it be good if you could have access and icons to your most used settings on your iPhone or iPad home screen, without the need to load up the settings app and search for them? For example you may always need to be checking your wifi settings or toggling your airplane mode on and off.
Well it can be achieved, read this quick tutorial and find-out how.

Load up Safari on your iOS device and go to the following web address: – Once there, you will see a list of the settings you can get fast access to.

Choose the feature you want to set-up a shortcut for and tap on the link provided. An Install Profile window will appear with the name of the setting, tap on install to add it. A box will appear asking if you want to proceed with an unsigned profile. At this point click on install now, followed by done. You’ll be sent back to Safari, press on the home button, find your new settings shortcut and enjoy having easy access.

This process can be recreated to create as many shortcuts as you want. If you want to remove any of the shortcuts you have created, you can delete them like you would delete any app, tap on the icon and how until it shakes, then delete by tapping on the x.

See the gallery for images of how the shortcuts will look on your device.

1 Comment Post a comment
  1. Feb 3 2012

    Reblogged this on Smiling Mac Blog and commented: has pointed out this very useful trick/tip:


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