If there is anything I could change from iOS 8.4 to iOS 10, it would be the Music app or known as Apple Music.
With every major firmware update, Apple tries to change things up a bit. Be it redesigning the Control Center, lock screen, and enhance their stock applications.
That’s understandable to me but I think the Music app was just fine before it was rebranded and redesigned in iOS 9. For users who are still using iOS 8.3 or below, you will know exactly what I’m talking about.
I hate the new Apple Music
With even more enhancements in iOS 10, the Music app now looks completely different. Not to mention that Apple Music now put restrictions on its users by displaying tons of useless elements, and most importantly, a limited number of skips you can make per hour.
Below are two of my favorite Cydia tweaks for Apple Music. You can now partially revert to the old app and enjoy some of the features that Apple removed.
Erato (formally Mousai)
There are tons of jailbreak tweaks on Cydia that let you bypass limited skips on Pandora, Spotify, and remove ads or modify the application. That’s exactly what Mousai tweak is bringing to Apple Music: unlimited amount of skips you can handle.
And a couple more includes the ability to hide certain features that might cause annoyances in the app.
Full list of features:
- Hide the Connect tab
- Hide the Arrow on album art view while playing (native swipe gestures are still enabled)
- Hide the status bar while playing music
- Unlimited Radio Skipping
- Hide recently played
- Hide the radio tab (because not all use this feature)
Mousai is currently available as a free tweak for iOS 8.4 on the BigBoss repo. Users can install it from Cydia and then adjust all the Settings via the Preferences app.
Unlike Mousai, MusicMod doesn’t give you any additional features.
Instead, it will allow you to get rid of elements that you do not like in the new Apple Music. For instance, bring back the recent library, recent playlist, and playback history.
Want more? Read below.
- Hide Connect, Radio, and “for you”/New Tabs
- Hide recent radio stations played
- Hide now playing down arrow
- Disable the background blur
- Hide status bar in either the whole app or now playing window exclusively
- Remember song and app position from last session
- Disable check mark animation HUD
- Allow rotation (beta)
If you want your Apple Music to look nice and neat, MusicMod is your handy man to customize and and clean up the application.