How to quickly open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings with one tap on your iPhone (iOS 5 only)

There are so many items layered across the iPhone settings screen that it can be very difficult to find what you’re looking for.
In particular, there are many people who feel dissatisfied with how much trouble it is to change Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, where you are constantly required to return to the beginning screen.

However, there is a way to solve that problem!

(Unfortunately, only iOS 5 users can use this method. Don’t be misled.)

What you need is this application.


Touch Icon Creator
App
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Category: Utilities
Updated: Mar 01, 2011 $0.99

Using this application, you can create icons out of your favorite images and place them on your home screen. Then they can be used to access phone numbers, SMS, and email as easily as opening your settings screen.

★Set-up

When you launch Touch Icon Creator, a registration screen will be displayed. First, you will choose a URL. Then, put the appropriate name in the name field, and put one of the example URLs in the URL field.

For Bluetooth

prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth

For Wi-Fi

prefs:root=WIFI

Icon images can be set-up by tapping on your preferred image in the upper-left corner.
Once your image is chosen, tap the “Create” button. A confirmation screen will be displayed. If there are no problems with the contents, tap OK.
Once you do so, Safari will launch, and the below image will be displayed. Follow the directions in order to register the icon on your home page.

There, you’re finished!

When you tap your created icon, you’ll see the image below!

In short, you can access any settings page you want with just one tap from your home screen.
Doing this the normal way, it would take 2 taps for Wi-Fi and 3 taps for Bluetooth. As you can see, you’ve doubled your speed.

Please download and try Touch Icon Creator now!
(Touch Icon Creator is also compatible with iPad.)

Finally, here are some other settings from the setting screen.
If you know of any settings that aren’t listed here, please leave a comment.

Wi-Fi
prefs:root=WIFI
Notifications
prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Location Services
prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
Sounds
prefs:root=Sounds
Brightness
prefs:root=Brightness
Wallpaper
prefs:root=Wallpaper
About
prefs:root=General&path=About
Software Update
prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
Usage
prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
Siri
prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
Network
prefs:root=General&path=Network
VPN
prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
Bluetooth
prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
(unknown)
Spotlight Search
(unknown)
Auto-Lock
prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK
Passcode Lock
(unknown)
Restrictions
(unknown)
Date & Time
prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
Keyboard
prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
International
prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
Accessibility
prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Profiles
prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Reset
prefs:root=General&path=Reset
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8 Responses to “How to quickly open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings with one tap on your iPhone (iOS 5 only)”

  1. fla Says:

    Here some more pathes:
    Personal Hotspot
    prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
    Carrier
    prefs:root= Carrier
    Cellular Usage
    prefs:root=General&path=USAGE/CELLULAR_USAGE

  2. volt Says:

    anyone know the Restrictions path?

  3. ap Says:

    Just trying this on ipad 2 and adding contact links are all ok
    but trying to add links to preferences such as Bluetooth simply flash a screen then goes to a black screen

    so seems not working for me

    just to clarify.. is creating teh icon on my homescreen all ok, but when try and use it it does nothing otehr than present the black screen

    anyone have any luck getting this working?

    • setoh Says:

      Due to the specification change in OS, a shortcut to the preferences is not available anymore on iOS5.1.
      Sorry, there is no way to avoid.

  4. Wolfstear Says:

    Hey i was try it with IOS 5.0.1 but Wi-Fi or Bluetooth just open the
    Phone Setup Menu and dosnt change anything. 😦

    What I have done wrong

    • Wolfstear Says:

      ok sorry it was my fault this shortcutt dosent switch status off/on but rather open the setup Menü to switch it manually is this right?

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