NineMusic – Bring Back iOS 9 Lock Screen Music Player

If you dislike the compact ‘Now Playing’ widget on your iPhone, then you must check out the tweak NineMusic by iOS developer Minh-Ton. NineMusic tweak resurrects the iOS 9’s Now Playing interface on iOS 13 & iOS 14 jailbroken iPhones. As compared to the current Now Play interface, the one available in iOS 9 covers the entire lock screen and puts a special stress on the album artwork.

NineMusic Jailbreak Tweak – Get iOS 9 Lock Screen Music Widget on iOS 13 & iOS 14 Jailbroken iPhone.

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The developer has clearly done a great work in recreating the iOS 9’s Lock Screen Now Playing music widget. Apart from reinventing the interface, the developer made sure that the lock screen notifications are not impacted as they continue to come as banners taking priority over the artwork of the album.

Experience iOS 9 Lock Screen Music Player on iOS 13/iOS 14 with NineMusic

A dedicated preferences pane will be added in Settings post installation of the tweak. However, apart from toggling the tweak ON/OFF, no other option is available. The coolest thing is that the tweak is available as a free download.


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If you wish to download NineMusic, you can do so from Minh-Ton’s repository using a package manager like Cydia or Sileo. Please note that the tweak supports iOS 13 and iOS 14 jailbroken devices. For those, who are interested to check out the behind-the-scenes action of the tweak, can check out the same on GitHub as the tweak is open-source.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Can we toggle artwork on top and buttons below in NineMusic?

The developer is working on this feature for the future updates.

Does NineMusic support iOS 12?

The developer will see to adding the support for iOS 12 in the future.

Final Words – NineMusic Tweak [iOS 9 Music Player on iOS 13 & iOS 14]

So, if you are looking to re-live the experience of iOS 9 Lock Screen Music Player; then NineMusic is the perfect jailbreak tweak for you. Let us know as well about your experience of using the tweak on your iOS device.

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