How to use Siri access Bluetooth and other Settings (kind of)

How to use Siri access Bluetooth and other Settings (kind of)

bamf-hacker in our iPhone 4S Forum wrote up a quick but smart tip on how to use Siri to access Bluetooth and other Setting with only... the power of your voice.

All you need to do is create a contact and in the Web site field put the code for the system preference. for example.

Contact name is Bluetooth and the Web address is prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth

Then activate Siri and say "Bluetooth" the contact card will open with a clickable link right to the Bluetooth settings.

It's not the much-sought-after "Siri, turn off Bluetooth" feature we've all been hoping for, but it's better than the nothing we have now.

bamf-hacker has also posted the URL schemes for other popular Settings, so hit the link below and get the details!

Source: bamf-hacker from the TiPb iPhone 4S Forums

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One extra use I found. Combine this code with the app aHomeIcon (free in the app store) and I was able to make a homepage icon that takes me right to each setting (BT, for example). Only thing is, it takes a second, as the icons are actually web links to their server, but it works good for me.

This is AWESOME! I can use this in conjunction with the Touch Icon App and now I have a one touch right into my Bluetooth settings!

So we don't put tips on unless they save YOU time? I see it not necessarily as a timesaver, but as a way to easily launch apps while driving, if needed.

Sweet tinkhs . I just needed to know how to titen ing the screws and take off the back the stoopid gigawer dock I got messes up the bottom of phone wen not careful docking it