Use Siri to access Settings

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thinkadam, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

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    Saw this in another forum so can't take credit.

    You can use Siri to access system preferences. All you need to do is create a contact and in the Web site field put the code for the system preference. for example.

    Contact name is Bluetooth and the Web address is prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth

    Then activate Siri and say "Bluetooth" the contact card will open with a clickable link right to the Bluetooth settings.

    Here are a few other common settings

    Sounds: prefs:root=Sounds
    Brightness: prefs:root=Brightness
    Airplane Mode: prefs:root=Airplane_Mode
    Wallpapers: prefs:root=Wallpaper

    You can also create contacts to launch apps using the same procedure.

    for example:
    Create a contact called Youtube and put youtube:// for the URL

    Same deal Say Youtube and click the link and the app will open.
     
  2. cshearer macrumors regular

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    Kind of a shoddy workaround, but it does seem to work.
     
  3. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    It worked. Great tip by the way. You still have to click the link.

    Hopefully in the future it will just open the settings.
     
  4. cshearer macrumors regular

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    My issue with it. Pennsylvania will soon be outlawing texting while driving across the state. I'm sure a cop wouldn't be able to make the distinction between texting and changing a setting, and I'm not sure if the law makes that distinction either.

    Interesting, but I personally can't see any use. If I'm not in the car I typically don't have a need to use Siri for things like settings.
     
  5. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice to say, "Turn Bluetooth On" for example - especially as it's buried and not something that can be done quickly.
     
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    it is a bit cool but it takes longer then doing it the old way.
     
  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Thanks OP. Great find.
     
  8. bigbowlofjelly, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011

    bigbowlofjelly macrumors member

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    Can anyone find a way to save these as a home screen bookmark

    Don't matter i found an app for it and a few more prefs
    http://www.mokten.com/2011/11/ios-5-custom-url-for-settings-app/
    Airplane Mode On prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
    Wi-Fi prefs:root=WIFI
    Notification prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
    Location Services prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES

    Sounds prefs:root=Sounds
    Brightness prefs:root=Brightness
    Wallpaper prefs:root=Wallpaper

    General prefs:root=General
    Software Update prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
    Twitter prefs:root=TWITTER
    Phone prefs:root=Phone
    FaceTime prefs:root=FACETIME
    Safari prefs:root=Safari

    Music prefs:root=MUSIC
    Music Equalizer prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
    Music Volume Limit prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit

    About prefs:root=General&path=About
    Usage prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
    Siri prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
    Network prefs:root=General&path=Network
    VPN prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
    Bluetooth prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth

    Auto-Lock prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK

    Date & Time prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
    Keyboard prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
    International prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
    Accessibility prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
    Profile prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
    Reset prefs:root=General&path=Reset

    iCloud prefs:root=CASTLE
    iCloud Storage&Backup prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP

    Photos prefs:root=Photos
    Notes prefs:root=NOTES
    Store prefs:root=STORE
    Nike + iPod prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
     
  9. b166er macrumors 68020

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    If you're driving there is no distinction. Same goes for touching your gps while the car is in motion.
     

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