iOS 8 Widget Customisations using Launcher

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hey all! Thought I'd make this so we could share what we're all doing with our notification centre widgets with Launcher.

Official website | Developer: Cromulent Labs | App Store link | Free, with 3,99 dollar in-app purchase for Pro version. | compatible with iOS8 and iOS9 versions | There are major changes as of iOS9 in regards to URL schemes see also this article.

Would be great if we all share the URL Schemes that got us those actions too. This is a wiki so feel free to add things in the right sections. Generally the method to select something is:

1. Open launcher and tap the + to add an app launcher
2. Select the built in settings (notice the > pointer to tell you there is a drill down)
3. Scroll down to add the individual sub menu you want and select it.

However, some of the actions are not there so we'll document those actions here below.
But you can also send suggestions to them via this link so it will be added within the app laucher soon.

Custom icons:
You can get icons for your actions on the following sites (as well as a google search).
- easyicon.net
- icons8.com
- flaticon.com
- iconfinder.com
- simpleicon.com
- deviantart.com

Apple's Settings App URL schemes are unfortunately no longer allowed by Apple since March '17 so therefore Launcher and other Launcher apps had to remove it but they still work by manually creating them.

Settings URL schemes iOS8/9:
See iOS10 but then instead type prefs: so with a lower case 'p' for prefs.
Except for Location services which is different between them:
prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES

Settings URL schemes iOS10:

Settings
Prefs:root
Settings -> About
Prefs:root=General&path=About
Settings -> Accessibility
Prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Settings -> Autolock
Prefs:root=DISPLAY&path=AUTOLOCK
Settings -> Background App Refresh
Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
Settings -> Battery Usage
Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
Settings -> Bluetooth
Prefs:root=Bluetooth
Settings -> CallerID
Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID
Settings -> Cellular/Mobile
Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
Settings -> Compass
Prefs:root=COMPASS
Settings -> Control Center
Prefs:root=ControlCenter
Settings -> Date/Time
Prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
Settings -> Dictionary
Prefs:root=General&path=DICTIONARY
Settings -> Display/Brightness
Prefs:root=DISPLAY
Settings -> Do Not Disturb
Prefs:root=DO_NOT_DISTURB
Settings -> Facebook
Prefs:root=FACEBOOK
Settings -> Facetime
Prefs:root=FACETIME
Settings -> Flickr
Prefs:root=FLICKR
Settings -> Game Center
Prefs:root=GAMECENTER
Settings -> General
Prefs:root=General
Settings -> iCloud
Prefs:root=CASTLE
Settings -> iCloud Backup
Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=BACKUP
Settings -> iCloud Storage
Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
Settings -> International
Prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
Settings -> iTunes & App Store
Prefs:root=STORE
Settings -> Keyboard
Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboards
Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard/KEYBOARDS
Settings -> Location Services
Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION
Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS
Settings -> Manage Storage
Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE/DEVICE_STORAGE
Settings -> Maps
Prefs:root=MAPS
Settings -> Messages
Prefs:root=MESSAGES
Settings -> Multitasking
Prefs:root=General&path=MULTITASKING
Settings -> Music
Prefs:root=MUSIC
Settings -> Music EQ
Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:EQ
Settings -> Notes
Prefs:root=NOTES
Settings -> Notifications
Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Settings -> Passcode
Prefs:root=PASSCODE
Settings -> Personal Hotspot
Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
Settings -> Phone
Prefs:root=Phone
Settings -> Photos
Prefs:root=Photos
Settings -> Privacy
Prefs:root=Privacy
Settings -> Profiles
Prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Settings -> Reminders
Prefs:root=REMINDERS
Settings -> Reset
Prefs:root=General&path=Reset
Settings -> Ringtone
Prefs:root=Sounds&path=Ringtone
Settings -> Safari
Prefs:root=SAFARI
Settings -> SIM/PIN
Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIM%20PIN
Settings -> Siri
Prefs:root=SIRI
Settings -> Sounds
Prefs:root=Sounds
Settings -> Software Update
Prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
Settings -> Storage & iCloud Usage
Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE
Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode
Prefs:root=TOUCHID_PASSCODE
Settings -> Twitter
Prefs:root=TWITTER
Settings -> Usage
Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
Settings -> Videos
Prefs:root=VIDEO
Settings -> Vimeo
Prefs:root=VIMEO
Settings -> Volume Limit
Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:VolumeLimit
Settings -> VPN
Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
Settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay
Prefs:root=PASSBOOK
Settings -> Wallpaper
Prefs:root=Wallpaper
Settings -> Weibo
Prefs:root=WEIBO
Settings -> Wi-Fi
Prefs:root=WIFI

iOS11 Settings URL schemes (source topic by @CoolRick):

Settings
App-Prefs:root
Settings -> About
App-Prefs:root=General&path=About
Settings -> Accessibility
App-Prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Settings -> Autolock
App-Prefs:root=DISPLAY&path=AUTOLOCK
Settings -> Background App Refresh
App-Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
Settings -> Battery Usage
App-Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
Settings -> Bluetooth
App-Prefs:root=Bluetooth
Settings -> CallerID
App-Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID
Settings -> Cellular/Mobile
App-Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
Settings -> Compass
App-Prefs:root=COMPASS
Settings -> Control Center
App-Prefs:root=ControlCenter
Settings -> Date/Time
App-Prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
Settings -> Dictionary
App-Prefs:root=General&path=DICTIONARY
Settings -> Display/Brightness
App-Prefs:root=DISPLAY
Settings -> Do Not Disturb
App-Prefs:root=DO_NOT_DISTURB
Settings -> Facebook
App-Prefs:root=FACEBOOK
Settings -> Facetime
App-Prefs:root=FACETIME
Settings -> Flickr
App-Prefs:root=FLICKR
Settings -> Game Center
App-Prefs:root=GAMECENTER
Settings -> General
App-Prefs:root=General
Settings -> iCloud
App-Prefs:root=CASTLE
Settings -> iCloud Backup
App-Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=BACKUP
Settings -> iCloud Storage
App-Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
Settings -> International
App-Prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
Settings -> iTunes & App Store
App-Prefs:root=STORE
Settings -> Keyboard
App-Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboards
App-Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard/KEYBOARDS
Settings -> Location Services
App-Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION
Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
App-Prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS
Settings -> Manage Storage
App-Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE/DEVICE_STORAGE
Settings -> Maps
App-Prefs:root=MAPS
Settings -> Messages
App-Prefs:root=MESSAGES
Settings -> Multitasking
App-Prefs:root=General&path=MULTITASKING
Settings -> Music
App-Prefs:root=MUSIC
Settings -> Music EQ
App-Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:EQ
Settings -> Notes
App-Prefs:root=NOTES
Settings -> Notifications
App-Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Settings -> Passcode
App-Prefs:root=PASSCODE
Settings -> Personal Hotspot
App-Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
Settings -> Phone
App-Prefs:root=Phone
Settings -> Photos
App-Prefs:root=Photos
Settings -> Privacy
App-Prefs:root=Privacy
Settings -> Profiles
App-Prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Settings -> Reminders
App-Prefs:root=REMINDERS
Settings -> Reset
App-Prefs:root=General&path=Reset
Settings -> Ringtone
App-Prefs:root=Sounds&path=Ringtone
Settings -> Safari
App-Prefs:root=SAFARI
Settings -> SIM/PIN
App-Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIM%20PIN
Settings -> Siri
App-Prefs:root=SIRI
Settings -> Sounds
App-Prefs:root=Sounds
Settings -> Software Update
App-Prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
Settings -> Storage & iCloud Usage
App-Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE
Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode
App-Prefs:root=TOUCHID_PASSCODE
Settings -> Twitter
App-Prefs:root=TWITTER
Settings -> Usage
App-Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
Settings -> Videos
App-Prefs:root=VIDEO
Settings -> Vimeo
App-Prefs:root=VIMEO
Settings -> Volume Limit
App-Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:VolumeLimit
Settings -> VPN
App-Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
Settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay
App-Prefs:root=PASSBOOK
Settings -> Wallpaper
App-Prefs:root=Wallpaper
Settings -> Weibo
App-Prefs:root=WEIBO
Settings -> Wi-Fi
App-Prefs:root=WIFI

Apple apps & shortcuts (are available within the app at 'App Launchers' at Settings):

- Calendar: calshow:// (current standard in Launcher, but shows 1/1/2011 as start date) I'm using calinvite://eventid=id (this does open the app, not an appointment on the current day)
- Siri: Prefs:root=General&path=SIRI
- Personal Hotspot: Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
- Location Services: Prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES (iOS8/9)
Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION (iOS10)
- Cellular/Mobile Data: Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
- Sounds: Prefs:root=Sounds
- Notifications: Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
- Background App Refresh: Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
- Battery (iOS8): Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE/BATTERY_USAGE
- Battery (updated for iOS 9): Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
- VPN: Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
- Settings App: Prefs:root
- SIM Apps: Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIMToolkit
- Display & Brightness: Prefs:root=Display&Brightness
- CallerID : Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID

The use of app-Prefs:root=... allows you to launch from the app as well (besides the widget).

- Apple News app: Applenews:// (iOS9 only)
- Phone App: Mobilephone://
- TestFlight App: itms-beta://
- Notes: mobilenotes://
- Clock: Clock-worldclock:// | Clock-alarm:// | Clock-stopwatch:// | Clock-timer://

Some more can be found here.

Third Party Apps & Shortcuts (are available within the app at 'App Launchers'):

BeWeather:
Beweather://
Regenmelding /Rain Alerts (NL/UK): regenmelding://
Buienalarm (NL only): buienalarm://
Scanbot: scanbot://camera
Day One: dayone://post
1Password: onepassword://search/apple
Clear: clearapp://list/create?listName=Shopping
Radium: radium://stationlink Copy station link, open it in Safari, then hold "Open in Radium", then copy that.
Waze: You can set multiple waze launchers to automatically start routing to a predefined lat/long point. You can't have it set to your favorites, but if you get the latitude and longitude of your favorites destinations you just enter them here:
waze://?ll=***,***&navigate=yes
Replace the first *** with the latitude and the second *** with the longitude. you can get lat long on google maps (desktop only) by rightclicking on the map and selecting "what's here?". there are for sure apps out there that give you lat long on your phone as well.
Google Maps: Current location to home - comgooglemaps://?saddr=current+location&daddr=home&directionsmode=driving
Shazam: shazam://
Meerkat:meerkat://
Periscope: pscp://
Fitbit: fitbit://
MyFitnessPal: mfp://
iTV Shows 3: itvshows3://
Super Stickman Golf 2: SSG2://
Infuse3 Pro: infuse://
iShows: ishows://
Chromecast: chromecast://
Marvis Music Player: marvis://
Whyd: whyd://
AllCast: allcast://
File Browser Lite: filebrowserlite://
Buzzfeed: buzzfeed://
Cnet: cnet://
Ted: ted://
Soma FM: somafm://
Soundflake for hearthis.at: soundflake://
MixRadio: mixradio://
VidOn Player: vidonplayer://
BNR (NL only): bnr://
NPO Radio1: nporadio1://
TechPort: techport://
Onemorething (NL only): onemorething://
iCulture (NL only): iculture://
Mr Movie (NL only): mrmovie://
RTV Rijnmond (NL only): rtvrijnmond://
Nu.nl (NL only): nunl://
RTLXL (NL only): rtlxl://
RTL Nieuws (NL only): rtlnieuws://
Hema (NL only): hema:// - doesn't seem to work correctly, It indicates that there is an update?
Marktplaats (NL only): marktplaats://
Bol.com (NL only): bolcom://
New York Pizza (NL only): newyorkpizza://
Lidl (NL): lidl://
Hoogvliet supermarkt (NL only): hoogvliet://
Bergfex Wetter: bfwetter://
Booking.com Hotel Reservations | booking://
WeTransfer | wetransfer://
Songpop2 | songpop://
Q-music (NL only) | qmusicnl://
Radio 538 (NL only) | radio538://
Radio Veronica (NL only) | radioveronica://
Skyradio (NL only) | skyradio://
BezorgBeer (NL only) | bezorgbeer://
Wtf.nl (NL language) | wtf://
Fail.nl (NL only) | fail://
Trending.nl (NL language) | trending://
KaufDA (DE language) | kaufda://
Line | line://
Viber | viber://
WeChat | wechat:// or weixin://
KakaoTalk | kakaotalk://
GroupeMe | groupme://
Voxer | voxer://
Snapchat | snapchat://
Tango | tango://
Weibo | weibo://
Flipps TV | flippshd://
Name Shark | nameshark://
Ali Express | aliexpress://
Sevastian | sevastian://
Spark - create new e-mail | readdle-spark://compose
Spark - subject/body/recipients | readdle-spark://compose?subject=test&body=test2&recipient=test@test.com
Tweetbot | see complete list here
Google Calendar | create event:
com.google.calendar://?action=create
view event:
com.google.calendar://?action=view&type=event
Gmail | googlegmail:///co - open new e-mail
Google Keep | comgooglekeep://
Heapo | heap://
Friendly Social | friendly-chrome-x-success://
Events Widget | eventslist://
KeePass Touch | kptouch://
Unibox | unibox://
The Best Song | thebestsong://
Indie Shuffle | indieshuffle://
Aupeo! Radio | aupeo://
Earbits Radio | earbits://
Rormix | rormix://
Pacemaker | pacemaker://
Dozmia | dozmia://
Geekin Radio | geekinradio://
Yomu | yomu://
Simyo | simyo:// - has problem with opening the app
ReverbNation Discover | reverbfan://


Available in the app but only via 'All apps for Launcher':
Airmail | airmail://
airmail://compose?subject=[subject]&from=[from]&to=[to]&cc=[cc]&bcc=[bcc]&plainBody=[plainBody]&htmlBody=[htmlBody]

Soon available in 'All apps for Launcher' (recently submitted):

miCal | various URL schemes

The competition:
Launch Center Pro
| launchpro://

S Launcher | launcherpro://
iLauncher | fancylauncherplus://
GOLauncher | GOLauncher://
Quick-tap | quicktap://

Examples of how your Notification Centre Launcher section could look:




You can get URL Schemes for apps and such from these sources (they let you create customised actions):
http://handleopenurl.com
http://aijazansari.com/urlschemelist/
http://wiki.akosma.com/IPhone_URL_Schemes
http://iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Preferences.app
http://www.geocities.jp/thetheorier/iphone_URLscheme.html | Japanese site with app overview (see the scrolldown list per number/letter) to see the URL schemes of a huge list of apps
translation JP > English URL scheme app list (same site as above)

Or try this:
- Run this script with Terminal (thanks to Randy Saeks).

- Try the below steps by using a desktop/laptop and iTunes (thanks to iLauncher iOS app Chen Wei Lei).

 
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arbogast777

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Any tips on how to enter those URL schemes?

For instance the one for SMS messages is:

NSString *stringURL = @"sms:";
NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:stringURL];
[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:url];

So do I just enter that whole thing?
 
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bazofio

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This is for URL not HTML.

For messages just use sms:
The problem for me is that it opens the messages app ready to write a new message. What i can't figure it out is how to open the messages app where i left it for the last time, just like pressing the iPhone messages icon.
Does anyone know how?
 

arbogast777

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Sep 4, 2010
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This is for URL not HTML.

For messages just use sms:
The problem for me is that it opens the messages app ready to write a new message. What i can't figure it out is how to open the messages app where i left it for the last time, just like pressing the iPhone messages icon.
Does anyone know how?
Right so do I just enter all that text above into the URL field?
 

bazofio

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Jul 25, 2012
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Right so do I just enter all that text above into the URL field?
No, you just enter this
sms:

But it opens the new sms dialog box. What i want is to open the sms app just where i left it last time i use it. Cant figure it out how!!
 

guitarwiz23

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I would like a shortcut straight to battery usage, but I can't seem to figure that one out, got one working for keyboards though.
 

arbogast777

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Might want to use the already established Wiki thread here :

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1771816/
That's for Notification Center widgets. This is specifically for one app, Launcher. I think it could use it's own thread so people can post creative ways they are using it, much like people do in the post your home screen thread...

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So far, I've got shortcuts to:

- Personal Hotspot (prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING)
- Location Services (prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES)
- Mobile Data (prefs:root=Cellular) - Haven't figured this one out. Any help appreciated.
- Sounds (prefs:root=Sounds)
No, you just enter this
sms:

But it opens the new sms dialog box. What i want is to open the sms app just where i left it last time i use it. Cant figure it out how!!
Brilliant! That's the stuff that would be great to compile in this thread, because it takes a little more technical know how than the average user has. Keep 'em coming!
 

Jessica Lares

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Here's mine:

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Scanbot: scanbot://camera
Day One: dayone://post
1Password: onepassword://search/apple
Clear: clearapp://list/create?listName=Shopping
Radium: radium://stationlink Copy station link, open it in Safari, then hold "Open in Radium", then copy that.

If you have Launch Center Pro, it's a good way to find the schemes of everything you have on your device. x-callback isn't supported here, and neither is anything that has a {{ blah }} or spaces in it. So you have to find a way around it.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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Here's mine:

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Scanbot: scanbot://camera
Day One: dayone://post
1Password: onepassword://search/apple
Clear: clearapp://list/create?listName=Shopping
Radium: radium://stationlink Copy station link, open it in Safari, then hold "Open in Radium", then copy that.

If you have Launch Center Pro, it's a good way to find the schemes of everything you have on your device. x-callback isn't supported here, and neither is anything that has a {{ blah }} or spaces in it. So you have to find a way around it.
Is there a way that you can make a shortcut for a phone dialer, and sms? I can't find it. And I have the pro version.
 

Nozuka

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is there any way to open the clock app? especially on the alarm clock tab.
 
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