Apple Music is by far one of the most popular ways to stream music on the iOS & iPadOS platforms. This statement remains true even regarding users of jailbroken handsets.
Jailbreakers who want to upgrade their user experience in the Apple Music app are in luck this Tuesday morning thanks to a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed MusicBanners by iOS developer level3tjg, as it effectively replaces the Apple Music app’s ugly center-screen HUD pop-ups with something nicer.
Some things the Apple Music app displays as HUD pop-ups in the center of the screen are actionables such as adding a song to your library, marking a song to play next, marking a song to play last, or loving a song. MusicBanners simply makes the Apple Music app display these actions as small banners akin to what you’d witness when attaching an Apple Pencil to an iPad Pro instead of center-screen HUD pop-ups, like so:
According to level3tjg, MusicBanners is based on a popular and recently teased concept published on r/iOSBeta, and based on our testing, the tweak does a magnificent job of bringing it to fruition for those jailbreakers who demand a more aesthetically pleasing user experience in the Apple Music app.
Given MusicBanners’ simplicity, it should come as no surprise that it’s an install-and-go tweak with no options to configure. If you should ever want to revert to iOS’ stock center-screen HUD popups, then all you would need to do is uninstall MusicBanners via your package manager app.
Those who’d like to give MusicBanners a try can download the tweak for free from level3tjg’s repository. It supports jailbroken installations of iOS 13 and 14 with absolute certainty, but the developer notes that iOS 12 may or may not be supported as it hasn’t been tested yet. We’ll update this piece when we receive confirmation.
If you aren’t already using level3tjg’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice with the following URL:
Do you plan to enhance your jailbroken handset’s Apple Music app with the new MusicBanners tweak? We’re excited to hear your thoughts about the tweak in the comments section down below.