How To Fast-Forward A Song Directly From Your iPhone's Lock Screen

On June 18, 2013

Music controllers on iOS that are activated with a simple double-tap the Home button are very useful. Allows you to run, put on hold or to search the music library without having to go through the bureaucracy of the music app itself. But if you’re the type who likes to go to certain parts of a song, you need to unlock your phone, most likely to enter the password and open the music app before you get to the preferred song.

Either do this or Scroll fast-forward or rewind, as tapes, blindly, hoping that when you let the button will be at least close to the moment you are looking for. Thanks to the new tweak called LSScrubing you can easily navigate through songs as you do it in your application for music, but directly from the lock screen.

The Tweak, which costs $1.99 in the BigBoss repository, it comes with configurable settings. Once installed, you can simply start playing a song, call the lock screen, to double-tap on the HOME button, and among the usual settings controls you will notice a slider that lets you jump to any point in the running song.

If you look at the screenshots, you may notice that the slider is close to the volume, but also on the above controllers. Although at first glance this might seem to be a problem, after I tested the capabilities of the application, not once did I happened to accidentally press another implemented command.

As the slider from its native application, it allows you to find the exact moment you’re looking for. Currently, this tweak is compatible with iOS 5 and iOS 6. I tested it on an iPhone running on iOS 6.1.2 and it works just fine I could say. Even if LSScrubing only works with Stock Music app at this time, the developer has announced that is working on compatibility with Spotify in the future.

At $1.99, the app is almost mandatory for those who use the phone mostly for listening to music, and now with iOS 7 is exactly the kind of feature that should be implemented in standard operating system.