iPod Widget: Bring New Addons For SBSettings Toggle

12 01 2009

This provides an iPod play / pause widget available at Cydia for free. This widget allow you access your  iPod app without open and closed another apps, you just start playing music by pressing it at your SpringBoard. This widget solves this issue by giving you a play / pause button that will load a random track and start playing it. If you have paused a song, it will resume where you left off. If your iPod gets closed and reopened, iPhone rebooted or such, then it will randomly select a song and will not just start at the same song each time.

An alternative is to press power, then double tap home. This lets you start a track, then slide to unlock and you’re back to safari. This seemed ok at first. But unfortunately, it always starts playing on the same song. This was very annoying.

Before you use iPod widget, you have to install SBSettings first. Check out my post here on how to install SBSettings via Cydia.

Install iPod Widget Via Cydia

Step 1: Launch Cydia. Select “sections” at haptic menu, select “Add Ons” category and select “iPod Widget” or you can tap “Search” in Cydia and type “iPod Widget”.

Cydia

Step 2: Select “install” button at the right top and confirm it to install.

Step 3: If you iPod toggle still doesn’t appear on SBSettings, you have to setup first by launch SBSettings > press “More” button > select “Set Toggles” > and set iPod on > press “home” button and your iPhone restart automatically.

How To use iPod Widget

Without this widget and you are in an app like safari, and you want to start your iPod playing music, you have to exit the app, load the iPod app, start your music, and then reload safari once again. If you want to play you music while surfing internet using safari, just tap accross the status bar at the top or you can tap the status bar within 1-3 second and your SBSetting will pop up on your Home Screen.

iPod widget on SBSettings

As you can see on the screenshot above iPod toggle just appear on the SBSettings. The red colour indicate your iPod is switch off  and green colour indicate your iPod is switch on. What you want to do is just tap on this toggle to play or pause your music. Your music will resume by pressing it again where your left off.

An alternative, i have the old tips instead iPod toggle function above. You just press “Home Button” twice while using safari or read your email, and the simple button to control your music will pop up as screenshot below. You can check out my post here for detail instruction about iPhone “Home Button” Tricks.

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