No matter how polished iOS has become compared to its earlier versions, there are a few things in your iPhone which still remain as annoying as ever. One such annoying thing is the stoppage of music play whenever you unplug the headphones from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This can prove to be a real life-saver when you unplug the earphones accidentally, but it would have been even more useful if the music resumed playing when the headphone was plugged back in. For some reason, this is not the case, and music doesn’t start playing automatically the way it stops upon unplugging. Not any more. Enter Plugication, a new Cydia tweak which makes sure that your flow of music is never broken. The tweak will start playing your music from where you last left it, as soon as you connect the headphones to your iDevice.
Plugication is a tweak which can be downloaded from the ModMyi repo in the Cydia store, where it is available for free. Once you have installed the tweak, it will add a new menu to the stock Settings app of your iPhone, and all the changes related to Plugication can be made from there. The tweak’s menu just offers two options, which include pausing of the currently playing song when the headphones are disconnected, and the resumption of music on reattachment. Toggle on both these settings, and plug in the earphone. Instantly Plugication will make the music start playing. If no song was being played when you last disconnected the headphone, the most recent track will be picked automatically.
The best thing about the tweak is that it is compatible with third-party music apps, too, rather than just he stock music player. So, it doesn’t matter which app you were using to listen to songs; Plugication will work with it nonetheless. Another good thing about Plugication is its intelligence, and no music will be played, even on plugging in earphone, if you are making a call. For a free tweak, Plugication is definitely worth a shot, as it brings a completely new feature to jailbroken iPhones, and that, too, without any drawbacks. It’s a shame though that this functionality doesn’t exist in iOS by default, as it does in Windows Phone 7. Android users can take a look at Hearing Saver (reviewed previously) if they are looking for a similar feature on their phones.