Daily Tip: How to change iPod tab icons

Curious how to change the tab icons at the bottom of the iPod app (or Music app on iPod touch) to show Podcasts or other things such as genre or composers? It's easy to do and we'll show you how, after the break!

Here are the steps that you can use to change you iPod or Music app tab icons.

  1. Launch the iPod (or Music) app
  2. Tap More on the bottom right
  3. Tap Edit on the top left
  4. Tap and hold an icon you want and drag it to your desired spot on the bottom row of tabs
  5. Select Done in the top right

Now you have easy access to your most-used features of the iPod/Music app without having to go into the More menu each time you want to get to those features. If you have any questions or any other tips for the iPad app, drop them in the comments below!

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There are 13 comments. Add yours.

Chad says:

Thanks the things on the bottom annoyed me and I didn't know how to change it :p

jeffrey52 says:

Not only the iPod app is supporting this, also a lot of app store apps!

Xavier says:

Thanks. I didn't even know this was possible.

Geo Coldz says:

Change the title -Reorder iPod tab icons.

killingwthasmile says:

I just wanted to say that i'm loving the variety of Brian's Artist list (minus EODM and Dropkick).

Mike S. says:

I love these "beginner" tips! I've had my iPhone 3GS since it came out, and I'm still learning things! What's next?!?!

xe4 says:

Brian, KICK ASS taste in music dude. I was shocked to see anyone with Deftones, Dream Theatre and Dry Kill Logic. DKL are pumped lol!

Brian Tufo says:

Yeah I love all rock type music! Thanks for the compliments and glad this tip helped people out!

mb67cougar says:

Nice tip. Gotta love dream theater. It's a shame Portnoy left.

mark says:

shouldn't the subject be, "how to REARRANGE...icons"? the icons can't actually be changed at all.

jerseyfresh says:

I'm beginning to love these tips. I needed this one for a long time. Especially adding podcasts. Muchas gracias merci beaucoup.

sean says:

@mark, agreed the title of the post is misleading and should read, "How to customize the tabs in the iPod app." Tips like these make me think no one reads manuals anymore.

Jeremy says:

Thanks for the tip! I kept thinking how handy it'd be if I could move Podcasts to the tab bar, but hadn't taken the time to figure out how to do it.