Moreover, you can open a quick note while you are on the phone talking to someone. There are many toggles from many different iPhone hacks that are compatible with SB Settings.
The normal way of accessing
iPhone, to access the iPhone settings you
the Settingapp and go 2 or 3 screens deep in order to access a simple
setting like enable or disable
For example, to enable or disable 3G, you
have to open the Settings app and then tap General. Then tap Network,
finally you can turn on/off 3G. Therefore, a total of three screen you have to flip through to reach the 3G on/off button. The same thing apply with wifi and many other
The easy way of accessing
iPhone settings with SBSettings:
All the setting with the circles in the above pictures can be
accessed on the fly from SBSettings menu from anywhere in any
application already running on the
Simply tap the related button to
enable or disable it. The color of the button will change to red if disabled or green if enabled.
How to install SBSettings:
SBSettings is available in Cydia and it is free. When you jailbreak your iPhone, Cydia will be installed as part of the jailbreak.
Open Cydia, and then tap the search button and then enter
"sbsettings" in the search box.
You will see SBSettings from BigBoss. Tap it and follow the screen to install it.
When you are done, reboot your
iPhone by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and sliding the power off. Then press the power button for 5 seconds again to restart the
Sbsettings should now be installed on your
iPhone. Notice that there is no icon, so you can't tell if it is installed or not.
How to access Sbsettings menu?
Simply slide your fingeracross the top of your
iPhone screen (status bar) in either directions, left to right, or right to left, as
the red arrow. A menu with some buttons will slide down from the top of the screen.
To close the menu,
just tap on the top of your
iPhone screen as shown by the red circle in the picture
above. The menu will slide back up.
The buttons in the menu are called toggles or widgets. Toggles can be simple on/off buttons or small apps!. You can install toggles from Cydia just like installing any any other Cydia hack. Then you can select which toggle you want to appear in the menu as described below.
Some built in toggles:
toggle: the brightness toggle is my
favorite one. It allows me to increase or decrease the screen
brightness level on the fly.
If I am in a bright environment I can turn
the brightness up while if I am in a dark area, I turn brightness
the way down.
is a very useful toggle and is built in SBSettings.
Did you run into a
situation where you are talking on the phone and you want to write down
a note or a phone number! Quick notes let's you write text anytime in
the middle of a phone call or while running any app without exiting
There are many toggles or widgets of different tasks that you can
install from Cydia.
To see a list of all available toggles for SBSetting in Cydia, tap
the Sectionstab at the bottom and scroll to "SBSettings Addons"
Simply select the widget or toggle from the list to install it.
a toggle is installed, you have to show it in the
SBSetting menu. Tap the little blue button called "More" shown on the picture below.
Then tap on the
Set Toggles button, and then you can turn on or off whatever
toggle you have installed so that it shows up in the SBSetting menu.
Quick calculator: With this toggle you can
on the fly. If you ever want to make a quick
addition or multiplication while you are reading your email or browsing
the Internet, or even in the middle of a phone call.
Rotation: This cool toggle disables the
rotation feature in the
iPhone. I use the iPhone to read PDF's or brows
the Internet or read my emails while I am laying down on bed.
problem is that as I move or change my hand position the screen rotates
to landscape and I have to rotate it back. This toggle disables
on the fly. If I need it for any reason, I can always turn it back on.
toggle prevents your
iPhone screen from turning off. It is
useful if you are reading a big document, or if you are
downloading a big file, or just if want the iPhone to stay on.
UserAgent Faker: This toggle in
tricks your browser into thinking it is a full browser which forces websites to be viewed as if they were on a
desktop computer. This was the intention of iPhone Safari, but many websites started to make a mobile version of their website. This toggle disables the mobile view of any website and displays it in the desktop format allowing you to use the pinch in and out to zoom.
advantage is you will see all the options and features that you are used to
on a desktop browser.
settings in SBSettings:
1- Add date and memory to status bar: Tap on
"Extras & Options".
Then enable StatusbarDate and Statusbar Free Mem options. This will show the date and memory on the status bar as shown
by the blue circle below.
2- Processes: Processes
is a toggle that allows you to list all running apps and quit any of the them
to free up iPhone memory.
Tap the red minus sign, and then delete to quit any
Applications: This cool feature of SBSetting allows you to
dock any application installed on your
iPhone to quickly access it from
the dock button shown below.
To add an application
to the dock, tap "More" then tap "Dock Applications".
A list of all installed applications will show up. Then you can turn on
any application you want to show in the dock. Only 12 applications
are allowed in the SB Settings Dock.
Integration With iOS 5 Notification Center:
With iOS 5 improved notification center, you can integrate the SBSettings menu right in the notification pull down menu. All your toggles, can be displayed in the notification center pull down screen, and no need to open SBSettings independently.