Control Music on Android When Screen is Locked

I often listen to Music on my Android phone and not on the Music Player while I am travelling. The reason is I could perform all other tasks on my Android phone and listen to Music at the same time. However, if your phone’s screen is locked and you wish to change the track your phone is playing, you would perhaps unlock it and then change (as ususal). If you are on a custom ROM like CyanogenMod or MIUI, you get the music controls on Android Lockscreen. That makes it easy for you to change tracks while screen is locked. But this is not the case with stock firmwares.

To make this simple on stock firmwares, there are some handy free apps which you could try out to get Android music controls on lockscreen.

Tactile Player


Tactile Player lets you control your music player with your phone’s hard buttons. Here is how you can control Music on your phone:

Double Press the volume UP key for NEXT.
Double Press the volume DOWN key for PREVIOUS.
Triple Press the Power key to toggle PAUSE/PLAY. (You can change this to double press or never if you like).

Tactile Player supports most stock players (the “Music” app) along with third party media players such as:
PowerAMP, Pandora, Google Music, Google Listen, doubleTwist, PlayerPro, Amazon MP3, Mixzing, and most other popular media players.

That makes it easy if you use any other music app other than the stock app mentioned above.

Download Tactile Player

Simply Lock Screen

    Music Controls on Lock Screen

Simply Lockscreen is a lock screen replacement that’s fast, functional and beautiful. It displays time, weather, location, battery, music player, current song, calendar events and volume settings, all in a futuristic and pretty interface.

Using this, you are basically customizing your Lock Screen. So you have a few other extra options other than making the music controls appear on lockscreen.

Download Simply Lock Screen



Whether it is your desktop or your Android device, Winamp is highly reliable and one of the best music apps with 10,000,000 – 50,000,000 downloads in the Google Play Store. Winamp offers a complete music management solution featuring wireless desktop sync (Winamp Media Player required), iTunes import, & access to thousands of internet radio stations with SHOUTcast.

After you lock your screen, you would also see Winamp’s music controls on your lock screen. It is also better than the stock music app but all you need to do is spend some space on your RAM for this app to serve your music needs.

Download Winamp

You can also consider using PowerAmp media player for the same needs.

Let us know your experience with these apps and which one you would prefer.

via Ampercent

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