SBSettings Offers Faster Method to Manage iPhone Settings


iPhone 3G

Looking for a quicker way to manage iPhone settings such as disabling or enabling features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G etc instead of the usual process of using iPhone Setting's App?

Then you should checkout jailbreak app – SBSettings which is a replacement of BossPrefs. Its offers faster method to manage your iPhone's settings especially if you are using some other app.

SBSettings is a jailbreak application that brings various toggle switches directly to iPhone's home screen that are available in the Settings app. SBSettings is also considered as a replacement for BossPref, which offered similar functions in iPhone firmware 1.x.

SBSettings is not like the regular iPhone app that can be launched from the home screen by tapping on its icon. To launch it, you have to swipe on iPhone's status bar or tap the status bar using two fingers. Once SBSettings is launched, you'll see various toggle switches that are available in the Settings app such as Wi-Fi, 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth, Brightness etc. Just tap on the switch to disable or enable the feature (Red is "Off", Green is "On"). Isn't that a much faster method to change the settings?


Jailbreak App - SBSettings

That's not all, one of the best features of SBSettings (thanks to the way it can be launched) is that you can launch it from almost anywhere. So you can launch SBSettings not only from your any of the home screens but you can bring it up when you're typing an SMS message or typing an email or even when you're browsing the web using iPhone's Safari browser. As long as you can see the status bar, SBSettings is accessible.


Jailbreak App - SBSettings
Example: SBSettings Launched from iPhone Maps App

You can also customize the toggle buttons that should appear on SBSettings using another configuration app. The developer explains that the reason for creating another app for configuration was to reduce the memory requirement for the app. You need tap the "More" button in SBSettings to launch the configuration app and then tap "Set Toggles" to customize the toggles that should appear in SBSettings.


Jailbreak App - SBSettings

On top of these toggles, SBSettings also lets you easily power off or reboot the iPhone via "Power" button.


Jailbreak App - SBSettings

If you don't like the look and feel of the default SBSettings theme then you can change it using "Manage Themes" in the configuration app. Themes are freely available via Cydia.  


Jailbreak App - SBSettings   
Jailbreak App - SBSettings

Some iPhone developers have also developed custom widgets that can be installed from Cydia and then enabled so that you can access them using SBSettings. One of my favorite custom widgets is "Processes" which as the name suggests shows you the list of running processes like the Task Manager and also allows you to kill the processes. If you thought you cannot run background apps on your iPhone then it gives you an interesting snapshot of iPhone apps that are running in the background.


Jailbreak App - SBSettings   
Jailbreak App - SBSettings

Please note: In case the custom toggles don't show up in SBSettings after installing from Cydia but show up as enabled then disable and re-enable the custom toggle and exit the SBSettings configuration app. The springboard should refresh and the custom toggle should be available in SBSettings.

You can install SBSettings for free using Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. As I had mentioned earlier, it does not install the application icon on iPhone's home screen like other iPhone apps. You can launch it by swiping on your iPhone's status bar or tapping the status bar using two fingers.

What do you think about SBSettings? Have you used it before? Please lets us know in the comments below.