Document URL Scheme for opening the system Settings app
||Date Originated:||28-Sep-2011 09:48 AM|
|Status:||Duplicate of # 5864941
||Product Version:||5.0 / 9A5313e|
28-Sep-2011 09:48 AM Boris BÃÂ¼gling:
iOS 5 contains an undocumented URL scheme for the Settings app, which allows opening specific pages in the Settings from a third-party app. Example: prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth will open the Bluetooth preferences.
I am currently developing an app which uses a smart card reader connected to the iPad via Bluetooth. The reader is build as a HID keyboard device, so it simply connects as an external keyboard. To enhance the user experience when no card reader is connected, I want to include a link from the app to the BT settings page, using a delayed local notification for a quick link back to the app.
To support this use case and probably others, too, I would like to request opening the URL scheme for the Settings app as a documented API, just like the sms: or tel: URL schemes.
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I have also noticed that this URL scheme is used by Mac OS X Lion's profile manager.
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