Jailbreakers who are looking for a quick and easy way to integrate some spice into their handset’s native music listening experience will do good to check out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called NowPlayingIcon by iOS developer LacertosusDeus.
Just as the tweak’s name implies, NowPlayingIcon replaces the app icon of your Now Playing app with the album artwork of whatever media you have playing at any given time.
As shown in the screenshot examples above and below, NowPlayingIcon works seamlessly with any app that plays media, including Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and so on. It’s also worth noting that the tweak works anywhere that the aforementioned app icon would typically appear, including the Home screen and the App Switcher, to name a few places.
NowPlayingIcon doesn’t come with any options to configure, and honestly, it doesn’t need any thanks to its laser-focused functionality that users will either love and install or despise and avoid. With that in mind, those that like what they see can simply install the tweak to obtain this sleek new aesthetic. Uninstalling the tweak will disable it.
If you’re interested in trying NowPlayingIcon, then you can download it for free from the Twickd repository or the Packix repository via your preferred package manager. The tweak is certified to support jailbroken iOS 13 devices; however, it may work on older versions as well.
Do you like the idea of having your Now Playing app’s icon replaced with your song’s artwork? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.