iPhone SBSettings vs NCSettings?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by paulbennett95, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, new to jailbreaking and have a question about the aforementioned tweaks.
    What's the difference and which is better/more useful? SB stands for Springboard and NC stands for notification center I suppose, so I'm assuming they affect those things respectively, right?
    Thanks for any help you may provide.
  2. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    You are correct that SB stands for Springboard and NC Notification Center.
    I stick with SBSettings personally. It has the option for SB or NCSettings, whichever you prefer.
  3. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    I prefer NCSettings. I don't need a lot of the features of SBSettings, and I think NCSettings is much better looking, and a more elegant solution for my needs. Try both and see which you prefer.
  4. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
  5. paulbennett95 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    So you're saying SBSettings lets you edit your settings in the NC as well? I remember seeing a screenshot of SBSettings running on the NC and the icons didn't look too pretty, but if it does the same as NCSettings and more, ill use it.

    Thanks for the help!
  6. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Yes it does. SBSettings has the option of running in the NC.
    Some prefer the UI of NCSettings, but SBSettings has more features. I'm a utilitarian guy, so I prefer the latter. If you don't like the icons, there are some different SBSettings themes you can install and apply to make it look nicer.

    Just a word of advice the Cydia servers are being slammed right now, so it might be difficult to download anything at the moment.
  7. paulbennett95 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    I think ill try SBSettings and if I find the additional features unnecessary ill switch to NCSettings, thanks for the help!

    And from what I've seen intelliscreenx costs money but has better features.
  8. tygrubb macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    ^ This. The SBSettings bar in Notification Center just didn't line its icons up well, regardless of the theme that I tried. NCSettings has a clean icon design and correct alignment out of the box. I didn't need the extra features or theming that SBS provides, so I stick with NCSettings.
  9. Am3r1ca16, Feb 4, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013

    Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
    i much prefer NCSettings. Has that neat look and blends nicely with the NC like if it already included in iOS 6. Hopefully they add some sort of toggles in iOS 7! this is one of the main reasons why i jailbroke my iPhone 4S.
  10. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    I prefer NCSettings. I had a few random crashes with SB and most of the skins for it look like ****. NCSettings looks like it belongs to iOS right from the start.
  11. 5aga macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2003
    Gig City
    NC Settings is definitely more elegant. also SB Settings always drains the battery.
  12. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    The personal hotspot toggle on SBsettings did not work on iOS 5.1.1 and that was a deal breaker to me. ncsettings did work
  13. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I have not noticed any battery drain from SBSettings.

    On another SBS note Anyone heard when the iRetna++ theme will be updated.
  14. waa1futs macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
    At the moment I prefer the Zephyr+Auxo combination over NCSettings and SBSettings.
  15. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    SBS does not drain battery…

    I use Bulletin (cause LI is FUBAR) and SBS. I don't want any toggle on the lockscreen as it can accidentally activate. Having NC on the lockscreen is nice and double home for SBS; very handy!
  16. Adutrumque macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2012
    I'm having NCSettings on my homepage (widget) with dashboardx.

    Really handy!
  17. mstruve macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2011
    Is there any reason to install NCSettings if I already have IntelliscreenX?
  18. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
  19. scootaru macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    I was going to mention Auxo, but you beat me to it. Also, what does Zephyr do that Activator can't?
  20. chambone, Feb 6, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013

    chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    I'm trying NCSettings right now and it looks and works very neat. Problem is, and I'd love to be corrected on this, that I can't assign its toggles to Activator like you can with SBSettings. For example, if I wanted to flip 3G on and off with a short hold of the home button, I'm unable to. So I'm thinking of switching back to SBSettings.
  21. Hustler macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2010
    I had ncsetting and I loved the look of it. Ive used sbs on prior jb's though.
    Had to delete it and go back to sbs, I found that nc did not hold its input for brightness. You would slide the bar and it would change accordingly, then as soon as you swipe up the notification center, auto adjust would take over to the previous spot. It didnt happen if you switched auto adjust but you don't need to do that if you use sbs. It takes the adjustment and sticks it.
    Probably not a deal breaker to many but that tweak is one of the main reasons I wanted sbs or ncs.
  22. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    I've used SBSsettings on old jb's and when i first tried to download SBS from cydia monday i could not get it. So i went with NCsettings temporarily, I've decided at least for now to keep both SBSsettings and NCsettings. I like how compact and simple NCsettings is in notification center and i have been using that for my toggles. I'm using SBSsettings just to hide icons i dont want, get the date in status bar, and a quick way to respring.
  23. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I prefer the intelliscreen X toggles tothe other options. I love Intelliscreen and the integrated toggles mean I really don't need other items on my phone like NC or SBSettings.
  24. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    I prefer SBSettings because it lets you put the date in the top info bar next to the time and let's you close background programs and free up memory.

    Last time I had ncsettings, it only had the toggles for the most common iPhone settings, which is nice. But I like sbsetting a little bit more.

    Btw- SBSettings also can be put in the notification center now, or you can just use its own pop-up menu, so, there's no real advantage to ncsettings now, IMO.
  25. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    I currently use NCSettings for the notification center and Auxo just for the flashiness of the multitaking feature. Only reason I am going to install SBSettings is because of the ability to drop down the toggles on the lockscreen. Sounds like overkill but they seem to work in harmony.

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