Carrier Settings Update: what it is and how to check for it

By Sébastien Page on Jun 11, 2015

From time to time, you might see a Carrier Settings Update message pop up on your iPhone, saying that new settings are available, and asking if you would like to update them now. Admittedly, this message is somewhat cryptic, and doesn’t give you any information regarding what’s included in the update or where it’s coming from. Maybe even worth, I’ve had a friend ask me once if his iPhone got hacked as the message looked suspicious to him. Read More


Apple Watch settings: control app layout, haptic strength, and more

By Timothy Reavis on Mar 13, 2015

Today, developer Hamza Sood, known in the community for his in-depth analysis of iOS betas, tweeted screenshots of what the Apple Watch companion app for iPhone will look like when an Apple Watch is connected. The layout is similar to iOS’s Settings app, but features a dark theme and rounded icons.

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AdvancedSettings8: access the ridiculously in-depth settings hidden on your iOS 8 device

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 5, 2014

AdvancedSettings8 is a jailbreak tweak that unlocks Apple’s hidden settings for iOS 8. These settings are hidden for a good reason, as they reveal things that the average user would have no clue how to use. I consider myself to be a fairly advanced user, and it was enough to confuse me a bit, so there’s that.

But there is some value to be had from AdvancedSettings8. After you peruse the multitude of sections and the vast array of adjustable values, you’ll surely stumble upon at least one or two settings from which you can personally derive value. Read More


PrefDelete: delete tweaks directly from the Settings app without opening Cydia

By Alihassan Mahdi on Oct 29, 2014

Normally, when you want to delete a jailbreak tweak installed on your device, you’ll have to remove it from Cydia. If you ever wished to remove a tweak with just the tap of a button without opening Cydia, you should probably check out a brand new jailbreak tweak known as PrefDelete.

Developed by Brave Heart, PrefDelete allows you to delete tweaks that come with a preference pane directly from the stock Settings app. This can be done by tapping and holding on a tweak’s preference button in the Settings app to remove it immediately on the spot, though a confirmation message appears before deletion ensuring that you don’t remove a tweak by mistake. Read More


HomeScreen Settings 7 lets you preview various settings from the Home screen

By Alihassan Mahdi on Oct 24, 2014

We’ve seen tweaks that provide quick access to various settings by making use of Activator gestures, however HomeScreen Settings 7 is a brand new jailbreak tweak by popular jailbreak developer Elias Limneos that offers a unique functionality to quickly access some of your settings directly from the Home screen.

HomeScreen Settings 7 allows users to add any settings to the Home screen and directly access them from there without opening the Settings app. The settings appear as icons on your Home screen which look quite similar to the folder icon. Tapping on any one of them displays a small folder-like settings page which you can interact with. Read More


iCloud Drive and Settings web apps go live on iCloud Beta, we go hands-on

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2014

As we count down the remaining days until the September 17 public release of iOS 8, Apple is busy updating a beta version of the iCloud web interface with a pair of newly-added web applications: iCloud Drive and Settings.

iCloud Drive is especially interesting as a web-based fronted for Apple’s file-hosting service which can be accessed through a desktop web browser on any Internet-connected computer.

Though not as fully-featured as, say, Dropbox‘s web interface, iCloud Drive provides basic features to manage that cloud-based storage of yours, browse the file structure, as well as add, remove and download files.

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How to delete iCloud backups on iPhone

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 19, 2014

For the past few weeks, my iPhone has prompted me with an annoying message about how iCloud does not have enough space to continue backing up the device. Apparently I need an additional 2.1 GB of storage to backup my iPhone, but I would rather not pay for a higher tier than the free 5 GB of storage that Apple provides by default.

If you’re in the same shoes as me, there is actually a simple solution. Apple makes it easy to delete your iCloud backups right on your iPhone. You can even manage how your backups work so that you are only backing up essential data. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to delete old iCloud backups on iPhone…  Read More


How to disable double notifications or alerts on iPhone

By Joe Rossignol on Apr 30, 2014

When you receive an iMessage or another alert or notification on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that you are unable to check at the moment, your natural course of action is probably to ignore it. No big deal — you’ll check it later. Unfortunately, Apple has set alerts to repeat at two minute intervals by default on iOS devices.

As such, just a few minutes later, your device lights up or vibrates again to remind you of the notification a second time. The reason for this is because Apple sets notifications and alerts to repeat once by default on iOS devices. To me, this was incredibly annoying. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to disable this feature…  Read More


Auxo designer posts new concept video for Lock screen toggles

By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2013

Sentry, the designer behind Auxo, has been extremely busy this year. In addition to helping design one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks we’ve seen in a long time, he’s also posted a number of well-received iOS concept videos.

And today, we’re adding another concept clip to the list. It’s entitled ‘iOS Lock Screen Toggles,’ and as you might have guessed, it showcases Sentry’s vision for a Lock screen tweak that offers users quick access to Settings toggles… Read More


This jailbreak tweak allows you to fake certain statistics on your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2012

I’ve been known to give jailbreak developers a pass when it comes to developing what many deem as “worthless” tweaks, because I know that there is always someone who will find a tweak to be useful. The latest such item to teeter upon this fine line is Fake iOS 6 About — a jailbreak tweak that allows you to fake statistical information about your device.

If you’ve ever wanted to pretend that your device could hold a million songs, or that you reside on a carrier not available in your country, then Fake iOS 6 About is the tweak for you. In most cases, many will feel that such a tweak is worthless. I’ll be totally honest with you; this time, it’s hard not to agree with those sentiments. Read More


New App Store app lets you toggle bluetooth on/off with a single tap (UPDATE: pulled)

By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2012

As noted by MacRumors, a new app went live in the App Store yesterday called Bluetooth OnOff. As the name suggests, the software enables you to toggle your iOS device’s bluetooth settings on or off with a single tap.

This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. For one, Apple has a history of denying or removing apps from the App Store that access iOS settings. And two, it makes toggling bluetooth much easier for non-jailbreakersRead More


How to activate hidden debug settings in iOS

By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2012

There are a couple of a reasons why someone would want to activate the hidden debug settings in iOS. Perhaps you’re a budding hacker or developer, and are looking for more elements in iOS to tinker with.

Or maybe you don’t know about any of that stuff and you just want to do it to further “hack” your device. Regardless of why you want want to do it, the real question is: how do you do it? Keep reading and we’ll show you… Read More


iOS 5.1 Disables Home Screen Settings Shortcuts

By Cody Lee on Nov 29, 2011

Earlier this month, we showed you how to create home screen shortcuts for Settings toggles without jailbreaking. The method has become quite popular over the last few weeks, catching the attention of UI designers like Jeff Broderick.

Given that there’s no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, and no jailbreak for the new iPhone 4S at all, a lot of folks have started using these shortcuts as a temporary replacement for SBSettings. And if you’re one of those users, you may not want to update to iOS 5.1… Read More


Create Favorite Groups of Preferences With Preference Folders

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2011

Preference Folders is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will shortly be released on Cydia. It allows you to group your favorite preferences from your Settings app into a custom folder that you create.

What’s cool about Preference Folders is that it allows you to mix and match both stock iOS preferences and jailbreak tweak and app preferences. This grants the ability to place your most used items into a custom folder located directly in your Settings app.

Check out our video sneak preview inside for more details… Read More


How to Remove the Settings App Badge From a Jailbroken iDevice

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2011

With the advent of over-the-air (OTA) delta updates, Apple has brought a significant convenience to the majority of their users. Now, not only do you not need to be near a computer to update iOS, but updates are generally much smaller than they were previously.

On the flip side, OTA updates make things a bit more annoying for jailbreakers and potential jailbreakers, as you’ve likely already experienced… Read More


Check Out These Beautiful iOS 5 Settings Panel Shortcuts

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 21, 2011

Ever since our initial post that showed how to create shortcuts for some of the most used items in the Settings app, many have taken a lot of interest in the idea.

Considering that there is no jailbreak for the iPhone 4S, and no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 in general, many are using Settings panel shortcuts as they wait for a jailbreak solution that works for them.

In the meantime, UI designer Jeff Broderick has taken things into his own hands, creating the most beautiful and detailed shortcuts icons we’ve seen to date… Read More


How to Create Custom Shortcuts For WiFi Settings, Airplane Mode, and More – No Jailbreak Required

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 11, 2011

It’s going on a month since the iPhone 4S made its initial debut, and we’re still without a jailbreak. Not that we’re complaining; we never expected a jailbreak for the 4S to be released this soon anyway.

Still, it’s hard giving up some of the luxuries that jailbreaking brings to the for — namely SBSettings toggles to quickly enable and disable certain low-level functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, etc.

Fortunately, there is a compromise. We’ve briefly touched on it before, but in this article and video walkthrough we’ll show you how to create custom shortcuts to your favorite settings; no jailbreak required… Read More


How to Get Settings for iOS 5 Jailbreak Tweaks [Updated]

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 9, 2011

Update: Video and download pulled. Apparently this file is not officially approved by the developer, and it was stolen/illegal/unlicensed. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we don’t want to wrong the hard working members of the community. I hope you understand.

One of the main reasons that people have shied away from the iOS 5 jailbreak, besides the obvious tethered nature, is the lack of settings for their favorite tweaks. This makes their favorite tweaks severely maimed, or utterly useless.

The following tutorial shows how to update your PreferenceLoader which will in turn enable settings for tweaks on iOS 5. Keep in mind that an update PreferenceLoader should be coming anyway, with the release of iOS 5 on October 12th. For those who just can’t bare to wait any longer, this tutorial is for you… Read More


‘SwitcherSettings’ – Add SBSettings Toggles to the App Switcher

By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2011

SBSettings is always the first tweak I install after jailbreaking. Even when it’s not installed, I find myself swiping at the statusbar expecting a menu to drop. The simple utility gives me quick access to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as a respring function.

Though I’ve yet to find anything in Cydia that matches the functionality of SBSettings, the competition is certainly heating up. Jeff recently told you about Homescreen Settings, which places the actions on your springboard. I’m going to tell you about SwitcherSettings, which adds the functions to your app switcher… Read More


New in iOS 5: Rename Your Device

By iDB Staff on Jun 10, 2011

You know in iTunes how you can rename your iPhone or iPad while it’s plugged in? With iOS 5, you can now do that directly from your iPhone. This is definitely not a groundbreaking feature but I’m sure some of you will appreciate it.

In order to change your device name, you will have to navigate to Settings > General > About > Name… Read More

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