If you’d like to put those music controls on the Notification Center, there’s a new free Cydia tweak in town.

Called NCMusicGestures, the tweak is simple and easy to use. The tweak is free and available on the BigBoss repo. If you listen to a lot of music on your iPhone, you’re going to love this tweak although I’m sure you’ll miss the pause/play button on it. Other than this one missing feature (which I hope the developer will add in the next update) the tweak is pretty nifty for use.

NCMusicGestures makes it easy to switch between songs and FF or RW songs using a simple slider. The app has been designed to be pretty minimal with just swipe actions helping you jump between songs and also, update your social profiles with the current music you’re listening to.

NCMusicGestures Cydia Tweak

Here’s how you can install and use NCMusicGestures:


It’s pretty simple. Look for ‘NCMusicGestures’ in Cydia search and you should see the tweak in the list. If not, you’ll need to refresh Cydia sources (if you canceled the automatic update). Once installed, you’ll have to respring the dash.

How to Get Music Controls to NC Using NCMusicGestures

  • Once you’ve installed it, enable it in the Notification Center in Settings -> Notifications -> NCMusicGestures -> Turn ON the notification toggle.
  • Play any music on your Music app
  • Open the Notification Center and you should see the album card under a slider. That’s NCMusicGesture working.
  • To skip to next/previous: Swipe right/left on the album (or album’s name) and the Music app will start playing the next song.
  • Swipe over/under the slider and you will be shown the tweet and Facebook share buttons. One-tap and you will be shown a share dialog with the album card attached as a photo.

Although it’s pretty basic right now, I do hope that subsequent updates will bring in a lot of integration and other features to the tweak. It would amazing if it integrates with apps like Spotify which is used by a lot of people as against the default Music app.

Tweak: NCMusicGestures
Repo: BigBoss
Cost: Free