Apple Disables Settings Shortcuts in iOS 5.1 Beta

Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:53pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12422 views

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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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
madchilli - November 30, 2011 at 6:31pm
why don't you jailbreak using redsn0w?
dt - November 30, 2011 at 6:37pm
Sorry dude. Not really believing the "by mistake "part however you are spot on about the pain in the ass bit.
gentster - November 30, 2011 at 9:28pm
Just use redsn0w and point to the 5.0 firmware, you can the proceed with jailbreaking your 5.0.1. I updated to 5.0.1 myself without realizing I had to go thru this additional step, and was on the stock firmware for about 3 days; needless to say, missed Cydia a lot, couldn't believe how plain the stock firmware is. Luckily figured this out a few days later and now my LockInfo is smiling at me again every time I click the home button.
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