The quickest way to get to your music controls, no matter where you are in the iOS, is to open up the Control Center and use the controls in there. That doesn’t suit everyone but there is an easier way – provided you have downloaded Cydia your iOS device. A new tweak called TinyPlayer Lite gives you access to your music controls, across the entire iOS system, through the use of a floating widget.
Image : TinyPlayer Lite gives Systemwide Access to Music Controls
TinyPlayer Lite Features
- The widget is accessible from anywhere
- You can move the widget wherever you want it to be on the screen
- The widget can show you the name of the artist and the name of the song being played
- The widget comes complete with a tray that contains all the controls for music playback. Opening the tray, you can play or pause a song, move on to the next track or go back to a previous one
- If you swipe left on the tray, you can see icons that allow you to share a track to Twitter or Facebook
- You get a handful of neat tap gestures to use for controlling the music – a double tap on the widget moves you on to the next track while a triple tap will take you back to the previous track. Tap and hold on the widget and you can switch between a light and a dark theme
- TinyPlayer Lite is compatible with Activator and, indeed, to see or hide the widget you will need Activator.
- The TinyPlayer Lite widget is small enough not to block off the screen
- Compatible with iOS 9
- When you download TinyPlayer Lite from Cydia, a preferences pane will be placed in the Settings app. From there, you can choose your Activator gestures for hiding and viewing the widget.
As well as the stock Music app, TinyPlayer Lite also works with other third-party apps, like SoundCloud, Deezer and Spotify. This is a limited version of the app but there is a full Pro version due out some time in the future and that will have extra themes in it, more features and more configuration options. At this point, the Lite version does not include controls for turning the volume up or down.
If you want to give TinyPlayer Lite a go, to give you some idea of whether you will want the Pro version or not, head over to Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad and download it for Free from the BigBoss repo source.