In case you haven’t seen it yet, iOS 11 comes with a redesigned Now Playing Lock screen interface. It’s sleeker and takes up less space so you can manage your music playback and see missed notifications in the same place more easily.

Now, a new jailbreak tweak called Lysithea X by iOS developer ijapija00 brings this iOS 11 Now Playing Lock screen interface to jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Shown above, the changes are somewhat drastic. The interface for your music looks a lot like a Today widget would, only it’s showing your Now Playing media instead of your typical widget information. You get controls for music scrubbing, volume level, next and previous tracks, and playing or pausing the music.

You can also double-tap on the album artwork to shrink the size of the widget vertically, like so:

Lysithea X adds a preferences pane to the settings app where you can configure a few options. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn there are theming options available:

Among the things you can customize are:

  • The Now Playing interface background style
    • No overlay (iOS default)
    • Custom tint color overlay
    • Artwork blurred view
    • Artwork colored view
  • The custom tint color you wish to use
  • The overlay alpha level

These options take effect on the fly, so you don’t need to respring to save any changes.

Lysithea X is a decent recreation of the iOS 11 Now Playing Lock screen interface experience, so if you’re interested in giving it a try, you can download it for $0.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak works on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

If you’re looking for even more iOS 11 features for your jailbroken device, then you might consider waiting for Eleven, which is an extensive set of jailbreak tweaks under development right now. This set of tweaks will also include an iOS 11-styled Now Playing Lock screen interface mod, but it won’t have all the theming options Lysithea X has, which is something to keep in mind.

Do you like the iOS 11-style Lock screen media controls interface more-so than those on iOS 10? Share why or why not in the comments section below!

  • john snow

    One of the most hated change in iOS11

  • Jody

    iOS 11 is horrible looking. I downloaded the beta 2 and the new App Store is not designed to be easier. It has a separate section for games and apps. I liked to just go on the App Store and see both apps and games to see what I might like on the same page. They should have kept iOS 10 control center. iOS 11s full screen one is ugly. The Notification Center and lock being the same is just confusing. Why can’t they just let people use whatever iOS they want to instead of basically making people upgrade? At. Least windows lets you do that and still updates security. Apple needs to do the same

    • Blip dude

      “I liked to just go on the App Store and see both apps and games to see what I might like on the same page.”

      Yeah, no. If I wanna go to the games, sections, then all I wanna see is games, not some productivity app next to Monument Valley 2. And if I need a

      I will agree with everything else, the UI is s*** for the most part. But from the looks of it, it’s clear that iOS 11 is essentially hybridOS 1.0 for the iPad, as this update barely caters to the iPhone IMO and control center is an example of that. My iPad might stay stock on iOS 11, but my phone will be jailbroken once it is released.