If you don’t like the way that the Settings app is organized in iOS then you should definitely check out a new jailbreak tweak known as PreferenceTag3.
PreferenceTag3 is a feature rich tweak that gives you a complete control over how you want your Settings app to be organized.With the tweak, you can easily organize the preferences into separate folders and access them from there. Moreover, it provides the following features:
- Disable each setting so that no one can access it
- Password protect a particular setting and provide access only when the correct passcode is entered
- Tag settings
- Hide or remove individual preferences from the Settings app
- Place settings in each section into different positions
When you open the Settings app for the first time after installing the tweak, you’ll be asked whether you want to watch a short video tutorial on how to use it. I would recommend that you watch the video as the tweak is difficult to use when you try it for the first time.
To get started, simply tap and swipe a particular setting to the left to view a sidebar presented by the tweak. In this article, we will be using WiFi as an example. The sidebar features options for disabling, tagging, hiding and removing each individual setting and much more.
Disable a Setting
Disabling a setting means that you can no longer access it unless it is enabled again. No matter how much you tap on a disable setting cell, it will not be opened.
Disabling a setting requires that you set a passcode first. To do so, tap on the gear icon in the top right corner of the Settings app and set your password by choosing the ‘Passcode’ option. Once done, swipe the WiFi setting to the left again and choose ‘Disable’. You’ll be asked to enter the passcode you just set. After you’ve entered it, the WiFi setting will be disabled and access restricted.
The tweak allows you to password protect each settings as well so that access is restricted until the correct password is entered. To use this feature, swipe the WiFi setting to the left and choose Passcode. After you enter the password, the option will be enabled. Now when you tap on the WiFi cell, it will ask you to enter the passcode to access it.
Hide Individual Settings
To hide the WiFi settings cell, select the hide option from the tweak’s sidebar. You will notice that the WiFi cell is now hidden from the Settings app.
To unhide it, all you have to do is to tap on the gear icon and choose the Hidden option. A list of all the hidden settings will be displayed. You can tap on the toggle next to WiFi to unhide it and make it visible in the Settings app.
Organize Preferences by Folder
You can also place each settings into different folders to keep the Settings app more organized. When you select the Folders option from the tweak’s sidebar, an overlay appears that allows you to choose the folder you want to add the selected setting to. The tweak comes with default folders available but you can create your own folders as well.
All these folders can be accessed from the bottom of the Settings app.
Reposition Individual Settings
This is indeed one of the useful features of the tweak. You can easily reposition your frequently used and favorite settings so that they are displayed at the top of the Settings app list. When you choose the Position option from the tweak’s sidebar, you can tap and hold on the grabber next to the selected setting’s cell and place it wherever you want.
These are some of the cool features of the tweak but PreferenceTag3 comes with many more options that you should explore for yourself. If you’d like your Settings app to be more organized then look no further than PreferenceTag3. You can get it for $1.99 off Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It works perfectly as advertised and is definitely worth the try.
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