Replace Your Boring Music App Icon With Currently Playing Song On Your iOS Device With This Jailbreak Tweak

Replace Your Boring Music App Icon With Currently Playing Song On Your iOS Device With This Jailbreak Tweak

One of the first tweaks I make to any Mac I use is this neat little tweak that adds the currently playing album’s art to any song playing in Tunes.

Wouldn’t it be cool, though, if you could do the same thing on iOS, replacing the Music logo on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the album art cover of the song you’re currently listening to? As usual, with a jailbreak and a simple Cydia download, you can.

The Cydia tweak is called AlbumArt on AppSwitcher, and while it’s a mouthful, the tweak is deviously simple. All it does is replace the music icon that resides in your iOS App Switcher with the album art of whatever’s currently playing as Music.

No settings, no bull, it just does what it says it does, all for free. If you’ve got a jailbroken device, give it a spin.

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  • Aaron Walters

    Or just buy a Windows Phone. They have been doing that since they were released. No need to jailbreak. If you have to jailbreak it, why bother getting what you had to “break” in the first place.

  • Jack McClauren

    haha You’ve got to be freaking kidding me.

  • prof_peabody

    Looks horrible and it’s bad UI design to do it as the default.  
    I can’t imagine why anyone would want this.  

  • Evan Benford

    Yes because that one subjective feature makes me discard everything else IOS has going for it

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