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    Default Use Siri to access system preferences

    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.



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    Here is the web site i found this info on with more commands IDevice Daily Link
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    I was able to get to the settings this way, but not to the brightness option. This could be really cool,

    EDIT: Tried it with Wi-Fi, and my iphone did a respring...is this safe?
    Last edited by hahn; 11-09-2011 at 12:05 PM.
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    I have it setup on my iPhone4s and it works flawlessly.
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    Cool post, in my jailbroken 3GS i used to use SBSettings for changing the brightness at night but this helps until either apple allows an app like SBSettings or the 4S is jailbroken
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamf-hacker View Post
    I have it setup on my iPhone4s and it works flawlessly.
    Sheer genius! Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamf-hacker View Post
    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.
    Nice short cut. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamf-hacker View Post
    I have it setup on my iPhone4s and it works flawlessly.
    Mispelled words mess things up evidently.

    Just out of curiosity, could you write an address to actually implement a task? (e.g. having two contacts 'Wi-Fi on' and 'Wi-Fi off' that actually activated the option as opposed to bringing up a menu) That'd be ideal.
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    I don't think you can since you are not sending a call to the app to do something. You are just creating a link to the app setting.

    I am sure with a Jailbroken device it is possible, but this works on pure iPhone4s'
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    Doesn't quite work on my 4S, when I say 'bluetooth' or 'show me bluetooth' it shows me where the Bluetooth Sig is located in Seattle. I can however pull up the contact manually and tap the link, which works...
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjitek View Post
    Doesn't quite work on my 4S, when I say 'bluetooth' or 'show me bluetooth' it shows me where the Bluetooth Sig is located in Seattle. I can however pull up the contact manually and tap the link, which works...
    Just change the name on the contact to something else. The name is not important. Call is ToothBlue and see if that works better for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjitek View Post
    Doesn't quite work on my 4S, when I say 'bluetooth' or 'show me bluetooth' it shows me where the Bluetooth Sig is located in Seattle. I can however pull up the contact manually and tap the link, which works...
    Mine did too but it worked fine when i put "Bluetooth" in the last name field instead of the first name field. ultimately I changed it to first name Bluetooth, last name Settings and it works well.
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    Ok this is bloody brilliant. Thanks mate !!!!!
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    Bluetooth works great but i changed bluetooth to Wi-Fi and it takes me to Settings/General any iedas
    Thanks

    forget that figured to it's WIFI and work great
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    Bam,
    What do I need to type in as a contact to get directly to the settings app, where location services are?
    When I add location services, it brings me to the usage screen. Any ideas?
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    Wifi: prefs:root=WIFI
    Location Services: prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
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    Quote Originally Posted by tworth23 View Post
    Bam,
    What do I need to type in as a contact to get directly to the settings app, where location services are?
    When I add location services, it brings me to the usage screen. Any ideas?
    yep just figured that one out for you

    prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks guy. I actually figured it out by experimenting!!!

    Do you guys think apple with officially allow Siri to access these system settings in the near future? Or ios 6?
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    This is great. Subscribing for more!
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    I put in the contact bluetooth and some times it comes up to the general settings with bluetooth on the page and half the time it goes to the general settings page. strange.


    prefs:root=general&path=bluetooth is what i used.
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    Fantastic!!

    Is there a URL to get to the calculator? The obvious path did not work.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Very cool! Thank you!
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    I have to say contact bluetooth for the link to pop up, so cool. Im trying the wifi with siri and all i get is sorry couldn't find wifi hotspots.. any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmt316 View Post
    I have to say contact bluetooth for the link to pop up, so cool. Im trying the wifi with siri and all i get is sorry couldn't find wifi hotspots.. any suggestions?
    I used the script bamf posted earlier for wi-fi but changed the name of the contact to "Wireless".
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    Here I looked around the interwebz and got some of the common urls.

    Airplane Mode: prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
    Wi-Fi: prefs:root=WIFI
    Location Services: prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
    Sounds: prefs:root=Sounds
    Brightness: prefs:root=Brightness
    Wallpaper: prefs:root=Wallpaper
    General: prefs:root=General
    Twitter: prefs:root=TWITTER
    Phone: prefs:root=Phone
    FaceTime: prefs:root=FACETIME
    Safari: prefs:root=Safari
    About: prefs:root=General&path=About
    Usage: prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
    Siri: prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
    Network: prefs:root=General&path=Network
    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
    Reset: prefs:root=General&path=Reset
    Notifications: prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
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    iCloud: prefs:root=CASTLE
    iCloud/Storage: prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
    Mail/Contacts/Cal: prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS
    Messages: prefs:root=MESSAGES
    Music: prefs:root=MUSIC
    Music Equalizer: prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
    Music/Volume Limit: prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit
    Video: prefs:root=VIDEO
    Photos: prefs:root=Photos
    Notes: prefs:root=NOTES
    Store: prefs:root=STORE
    Nike + iPod: prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
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