How to customize the music icons (buttons) on your iPhone or iPod Touch

by Ross McKillop on March 22, 2008

iPhone iPod

One of the things I adore about Apple products are how intuitive they are. Most of the time. Once in a while I run into a bit of an exception, and this is one of them. This brief tutorial will show you how to customize the icons/buttons that are displayed while listening to music on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

the music buttons for the iphone and ipod touch

  1. Start by opening the Music app
  2. the music icon for the iphone and ipod touch

  3. Select the More button (bottom-right) and then the Edit button (upper-left)
  4. the music icon for the iphone and ipod touch
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  5. On the Configure screen, tap and drag the button you want to add to the bottom button bar. Note: there’s only room for 4 buttons down there (at least on the iPod Touch, I can’t confirm that’s the case with the iPhone as I don’t have one).
  6. the music icon for the iphone and ipod touch
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  7. Repeat the above step until you’re happy with the buttons. It’s also worth mentioning – you can re-order them by tapping and dragging them horizontally.
  8. the music icon for the iphone and ipod touch
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