Lylac is a recently released jailbreak tweak that functions as an infusion of Control Center and the iOS App Switcher. Like many tweaks before it, Lylac aims to merge both interfaces together for the sake of convenience.

Along with the merged App Switcher interface, Lylac brings additional menus to the App Switcher for performing resprings, reboots, killing apps, and other similar tasks. The tweak also allows users to change the App Switcher layout, and alter the look of the interface using tint and blur value changes.

Lylac features a well-laid-out preference interface, which makes it easy to setup and configure.

Lylac 3

Outside of the obvious App Switcher/Control Center infusion, Lylac advertises its ability to add an additional 3D Touch gesture to the right side of the iPhone 6s’ screen for invoking the App Switcher. It’s a noble goal, but it doesn’t work very well in practice. Instead of opening the full App Switcher from the right side of the screen, you’re essentially relegated to using it to switch between the last two used apps.

Lylac 3D Touch

One of my favorite Lylac features is its ability to place wallpaper in the background of the App Switcher interface. This works well, and doesn’t result in stuttering or slowdown when opening the App Switcher.


Lylac is a decent tweak that seems promising, but it needs work. Remember, it’s is a 1.0 release, so its not without precedence that it all doesn’t function perfectly. Still, I find that there may be enough features that do work well, like the merged App Switcher and App Switcher wallpaper, that many may deem it worthy of a buy at $1.99 on Cydia.

Have you tried Lylac? What do you think?

  • Liam J. Kowalski

    Reminds me of Charlie Hewitt’s “seng” which wasn’t updated for iOS 9. I wonder if it works as well and if he has something to do or to say about this.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I feel like we already have too many of these App Swticher tweaks (Auxo, Seng, etc.).

    • All of these (Seng,Auxo,Vertex) are not updated for iOS 9

    • jmicha17

      For iOS 9 as far as I know this is the only one, to me this one isn’t as good as Auxo or Seng

  • Bendy


  • Gabriel Anaya

    Still awaiting Auxo legacy update. Hopefully it gets out of private beta testing soon for a release.

  • arsenal6

    it kind of lags?

    • Mickey

      Stutters on occasion for me too. Especially on first launch. A bit annoying when you want to just quickly jump into cc or the switcher.

  • Blip dude

    Contacted developer by email he eventually plans on supporting iPad in the future, so I may purchase it then. iPhone 6S plus is running iOS 9.2 at the moment, so no choices with that one.

  • Feivl

    Can someone help? I used to have activator setup “slide in from left screen” to open lastapp. For some reason, I can only find slide out gestures in activator. Please tell me I’m completely blind. Thanks a lot!

  • LeMerlot

    I’m patiently waiting for Vertex, my favorite – I use it in combination with Tage… Vertex should be available for iOS9 in the next weeks according to the developer.

  • ZMan82

    It works great – The only thing that bugs me is the animations when you choose to go back to the home screen. It stutters and sorts of lags, then boom you’re back on the home screen (with no zooming in like the smooth transition that Auxo/Seng used to have).

  • Michael

    but nothing compares Auxo

  • Shaw

    Tweak ‘Tage’ is way better if you don’t need combine AppSwitcher&Control Center.

  • Jayy

    Still waiting on Auxo