IconToggles adds system shortcuts right to your Home screen [jailbreak]

IconToggles adds system shortcuts right to your Home screen [jailbreak]

The best part of having a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is the ability to access things like system settings quicker than you can stock. IconToggles adds beautiful system toggle icons straight to your Home screen for even quicker access than apps such as SBSettings offers.

After downloading IconToggles to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch there really isn't much to configure. You'll see 16 new icons added to your Home screen that give you quick access to commonly used functions. Obviously toggles such as call are only available on the iPhone but many of them will work on the iPad and iPod touch as well. You can nest the shortcuts into folders or leave them on your Home screen. I've gotten ones I don't use frequently tucked away in a folder while the ones I do use regularly right on the Home screen for easy access.

Currently IconToggles supports several actions including respring, reboot, new mail, new call, bluetooth, airplane mode, Wi-Fi, safe mode, location services, and more. The developer has also said that more will be added over time so if you've got a suggestion you can contact them on Twitter or via e-mail with your requests.

Inside the Settings app you can add a phone number for the new call feature to use. It seems the point of that specific toggle is more to call a favorite person and not quick access to the Phone app.

The one thing I'd like to see the developer add is a way to enable/disable toggles. I personally would never use some of them and don't feel the need to have the ones I won't use cluttering up my Home screen or the inside of a folder. Other than that it's a pretty elegant solution if you want quick one tap access to certain system settings.

IconToggles will work with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5 or higher and is available in Cydia now.

$1.99 - Cydia Search Link

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Allyson Kazmucha

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IconToggles adds system shortcuts right to your Home screen [jailbreak]

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Great new Jailbreak feature, but once iOS 6 comes along its back to zero again.

While I wait for the next iPhone to be announced and pre-orders to become available I keep my mind busy with what I can do when it arrives. Jailbreaking is a great way to add functionality to my iDevices, but the cat and mouse game Apple plays has it downside as well.

That said, it would be great if Apple would actually start to implement some of these great solutions so users don't have to play the game. Of course we know that won't happen.

"That said, it would be great if Apple would actually start to implement some of these great solutions so users don't have to play the game. Of course we know that won't happen."

Or at least loosen the collar on App Store restrictions...

Neat sounding app, but I fail to see how it's more convenient that SBSettings or NCSettings (I use the latter). With the latter two, the toggles I want are always a swipe away, even if I'm in another app (I've lost track of how many times I've started Docs2Go or QuickOffice and then realize that I forgot to enable BT for my external keyboard...).

Whereas with IconToggles, it takes up home screen real estate I'd have to swipe several times to get to them, and if I'm already in an app, I'd have to exit the app, locate and activate the toggle, then go back to the app.