The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center.

There are various pages on the web that have a list of some of the URLs, but these pages all seem to provide the same subset, and I know there is at least one shortcut that's not included. In fact, I'd imagine that every page in Settings will have it's own URL.

Can anyone provide the complete list of URLs for the Settings app?

    About – prefs:root=General&path=About
    Accessibility – prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Airplane Mode On – prefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
Auto-Lock – prefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK
    Brightness – prefs:root=Brightness
    Bluetooth – prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth
    Date & Time – prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
    FaceTime – prefs:root=FACETIME
    General – prefs:root=General
Keyboard – prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
iCloud – prefs:root=CASTLE
iCloud Storage & Backup – prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
    International – prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
    Location Services – prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
    Music – prefs:root=MUSIC
    Music Equalizer – prefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
    Music Volume Limit – prefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit
Network – prefs:root=General&path=Network
Nike + iPod – prefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
Notes – prefs:root=NOTES
    Notification – prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Phone – prefs:root=Phone
    Photos – prefs:root=Photos
Profile – prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Reset – prefs:root=General&path=Reset
    Safari – prefs:root=Safari
    Siri – prefs:root=General&path=Assistant
    Sounds – prefs:root=Sounds
    Software Update – prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
    Store – prefs:root=STORE
Twitter – prefs:root=TWITTER
Usage – prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
    VPN – prefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
Wallpaper – prefs:root=Wallpaper
    Wi-Fi – prefs:root=WIFI

BUT be warned, none of it works any more as of yesterday and the iOS5.1 update.

  • This is just the same incomplete list that I provided links to in my question. It doesn't include, for example prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING. – Rich Mar 12 '12 at 10:27
  • Beg your pardon, I thought it was expanded, however the pertinent part of the answer still stands. This no longer works on current software levels. – stuffe Mar 12 '12 at 11:56
  • Yup. That fact makes my whole question a bit pointless. Hopefully this will get reinstated at some point. It was a very useful feature! – Rich Mar 12 '12 at 12:20
  • Works for me with iOS 9. I wanted to go directly to accessibility and it works great. – Mr Rogers May 4 '16 at 21:07

A lot of the previous App URL structures seemed to have changed with the iOS 5.01 update, at least for the for the native settings.

For example,


now returns a "URL could not be opened".

  • Ahem... 5.0.1... – user22719 May 12 '12 at 6:12

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