Ever since the first iPod was released, Apple has been working on improving the experience of listening to music on mobile devices. iOS provides a few different ways of controlling the music and seeing what track is currently playing. Developer Daniel Taub has added yet another convenient option.
The jailbreak tweak is named Music HUD, and it functions to provide not only a heads-up display of the current selection, but also gestures to pause songs or mute instantly. What’s cool about Music HUD is that all of this is customizable and accessed with one touch of the volume buttons.
After the tweak is installed, Settings -> Music HUD will bring up options. Enabling song image will replace the speaker icon with album art every time the volume buttons are pressed and the stock Music app is playing a track. You can also display a title and subtitle, to show information such as album and artist.
Gestures can be enabled independently, which will be active when the Music HUD is displayed. Tap a volume button while music is playing, then swipe up to pause the track, or swipe down to open the Music app. Tapping the volume HUD will mute or unmute audio, making this tweak a convenient way to cut out the sound entirely if needed.Music HUD is available on Cydia from the BigBoss repo free of charge. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 6.x with evasi0n. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.