Apple Disables Settings Shortcuts in iOS 5.1 Beta

Apple Disables Settings Shortcuts in iOS 5.1 Beta

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Apple has reportedly disabled the ability to create an icon shortcut to specific setting menus in iOS 5.1 beta.

The shortcuts were revealed earlier this month and quickly became a popular feature with iOS device owners. Designer Jeff Broderick created some beautiful icons with pre-made shortcuts which could be installed by visiting on your device.

Now, iSpazio is reporting that the latest developer beta has disabled this functionality. It's unclear why Apple would remove a perfectly simple and harmless shortcut and instead force users to turn to popular SBSettings utility which requires jailbreak.

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Apple Disables Settings Shortcuts in iOS 5.1 Beta
HO - December 1, 2011 at 5:40am
As far as I recall, things like this will "confuse the user", so yup miphones still for retards as I read it properly, fortunate for those with JB phones cause they do use the phone as a smartphone and have this for as long as I can remember (Thx Cydia!), nothing out of the hat for the brain dead 99% of users with non JB phones.
Ahmad - November 30, 2011 at 9:13pm
If they didn't do integrate it in the next update then apple is fucking with the customer too much and they will loose alot begining with me.
apple - November 30, 2011 at 7:32pm
Because fuck you, that's why.
Nick - November 30, 2011 at 6:31pm
Apple just needs to realize that they could do something simple and elegant for these shortcuts, allow people to add them to the Notifications tab like SBSettings does!
Anon-pop - November 30, 2011 at 6:15pm
Apple r becoming a pain in the ass these days, im already on 5.0.1 by mistake. I miss cydia and its tweaks. Apple r losing a lot of customers
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