WifiIcon and AirplaneIcon: 2 Live Icons to Quickly Toggle Settings

By , Jun 28, 2011

If you don’t know what TweakWeek is by now, you haven’t been paying attention. Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich started the initiative earlier this month, by releasing 1 free, simple jailbreak tweak every day for a week.

After Petrich completed 7 tweaks in 7 days, he passed the torch on to other jailbreak developers, each one taking a week of their own. We are nearing the end of Dan Zimmerman’s week, but the developer seems to be going out in style…

For one reason or another, Apple has decided to bury Wi-Fi and other functions within the Settings app. Zimmerman’s 2 tweaks, WifiIcon and AirplaneIcon, give you one-touch access to 2 popular settings.

The titles of these 2 utilities really explain everything. Once installed, a new icon appears for each tweak respectively. By tapping the AirplaneIcon, you can enable and disable Airplane Mode, and obviously the same goes with WifiIcon.

I use SBSettings to toggle these settings, but these 2 live icons provide a nice alternative. While both utilities are free, I’ve only seen AirplaneIcon in Cydia. You can still get WifiIcon though, from Zimmerman’s GitHub page.

What do you think of these 2 tweaks?

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  • SpideyRules

    Having icons like this would almost completely remove the need for SBSettings for me….

    …almost…

  • Burge

    Needs todo a bluetooth on/off icon…like there was on 2.0 …it was called SWAPBT..there is a paid one but if there doing free on/off toggles I’ll take that any day

  • Paul

    SBSettings still rules cause u can accues it in lockscreen … turning on your wifi before you even get into your phone

    • http://purplemansion.com Purple

      @Paul you can try Bluetooth mode. It’s .99 in the Cyrus store. It adds a Bluetooth icon to your screen and when you touch it you can turn blue tooth on and off. If your devices are paired they will connect as well!

      Feel free to reply to the Bluetooth mode page on my blog: purplemansion.com!!

  • Manuel

    Can’t use this at the lock screen, so SB Settings still wins a flawless victory like mortal Kombat :)

  • Massie

    TweakWeek has been amazing—and there are still four weeks left! It really points up the generous kind of community spirit among jailbreakers.

  • Octantis

    Is there a tweak out there that will let me turn off the touch portion of the screen? I let my kids watch videos on my phone but my 2 year old keeps his fingers on the screen and it pulls up the volume and next video screen. I’d like a way to keep the screen on and playing the video but stopping any touch input until I press up then down on the volume keys etc.

    Thanks,

  • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Jeff

    Good writeup cody!

  • Ashfaq

    Whts d use of these tweaks whn u hav SB Settings…..

  • Igeek1218

    Nice tweak… But can’t move the icon… Gay

    • Yes

      Actually you can. Just hold any other icon ’till they wiggle. Then just move the Wifi Icon ;)

  • Genesicgaogaiga

    Why not using SBsetting as it can be used in all pages?