How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

If you're playing music or listening to a podcast on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 7, you may already know that Control Center gives you super easy access to pause, play, skip, tracks, and view what you're listening to. You can also quickly launch the app that's playing your music or podcast in just a tap. Here's how:

How to access music and podcast apps with Control Center in iOS 7

  1. If you have a passcode on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7, enter it in order to unlock it.
  2. Now swipe up from the bottom of the screen in order to access Control Center.
  3. Control Center shows you the title of the song or podcast playing. Tap on it.
  4. Your iPhone or iPad will now launch the app that's currently playing.

Simple as that. While it's a simple trick, it's a convenient one if you're the type of person that buries things in folders or frequently Spotlight searches for apps. Give it a try and let us know what you think!