Use Siri to access Settings

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

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    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

    Aug 1, 2011
    Kind of a shoddy workaround, but it does seem to work.
  3. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    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

    Aug 1, 2011
    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


    Sep 30, 2005
    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

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    it is a bit cool but it takes longer then doing it the old way.
  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Thanks OP. Great find.
  8. bigbowlofjelly, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011

    bigbowlofjelly macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    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
    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


    Apr 17, 2010
    If you're driving there is no distinction. Same goes for touching your gps while the car is in motion.

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