How to use SBSettings for iPhone [Jailbreak]

For a quick tutorial on how to use SBSettings, watch the video above. SBSettings is a free utility for Jailbroken iPhones and iPod touchs that allows you to quickly toggle things like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, brightness, and airplane mode. It'll also allow you to hide icons you don't want or use. (This is especially useful for hiding Apple apps like Stocks and Weather that you can't uninstall.)

You'll can also more closely keep tabs on your memory and running processes. This was extremely useful before multitasking. It's still useful today for freeing up memory and seeing what may be eating through battery or slowing your phone down.

There are also several plug-ins and themes you can download for SBSettings as well.

For more, check out our Jailbreak Starters Guide. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below or for extra help in getting SBSettings up and running check out our Jailbreak Apps Forum. If you already use SBSettings, let us know your ninja tips!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.

  • definitely a "must have" when you're jailbroken
  • ^ that's what google is for. use it.
  • i was referring to sbsettings itself, not how to use it. ugh, when will the dbags ever stop posting here..
  • Google should bring you here :p that's what TiPb is for.
  • It's for iPad's, too.
    @Blink: thumbs up
  • oh sorry blink, I read your comment wrong :).
  • Ally,
    Do I recall correctly hearing that there was an SBSettings plug-in to toggle on/off the back flash (ie. Flashlight)?
  • Hey huge thanks guys for this type of info being put out there. So many new people in the scene needing such easy to understand instructions. 
    Merry Christmas cheers!
    Pete: miApples
  • You need a guide for this?
  • ^^ You know Geo, some n00bs news to the jailbreak scene might appreciate something like this.
  • geo, stfu.
  • @ JNGold: Yes, look for Spring Flash.
  • The reception at T-Mobile is pretty bad and from what I have been hearing so is the reception at AT&T, to be honest I can’t wait for verizon to get the iphone that would be so much better, well anyhow we buy old iphones at
  • Iphone4 is such a complicated iphone
  • SBSettings isn't working correctly on 4.2.1 because of mobile substrate right? I'm untethered JB on 4.2.1 and was having issues with SBSet, especially BiteSMS. Had to uninstall.
  • @ Silentsoul: we'll soon see a tethered JB for 4.2.1. At current time there is no need to upgrade to 4.2.1 on iPhone, i think.
  • @piper There has already been tethered JB out for all devices for a while on 4.2.1. Untethered is preferred and I was able to do that because I have a 3Gs with old bootrom. ....and yes I was running 3.2.1 before I upgraded so yeah, I almost needed to upgrade.
  • Very informative guide young fella!