iOS 11 brings with it a whole host of changes, and one of the most notable right off the bat is the updated look and feel for Notification Center. Unfortunately for jailbreakers, upgrading is out of the question.
If you fall into that category, then new free jailbreak tweak dubbed NotificationCenterXI (iOS 10) by iOS developer LaughingQuoll might interest you. It ports the iOS 11 Notification Center experience to jailbroken devices, allowing jailbreakers to have their cake and eat it too.
Once installed, Notification Center begins to look how it does above, revealing your wallpaper in the background of everything rather than a blur designed to separate your attention from the rest of the iOS interface.
As you’ve probably already discerned, iOS 11’s Notification Center looks and feels a lot like the Lock screen interface. NotificationCenterXI takes that into account, so what you see is a copycat of the iOS 11 Lock screen interface as your Notification Center.
Some smaller, fine-grained details in NotificationCenterXI mimic the iOS 11 experience as well, such as the differences in the date and time displays and the subtle animations you’ll enjoy as you launch and dismiss Notification Center with a flick of your finger.
Visiting the Eleven preference pane from the Settings app, you’ll discover a preference pane dedicated to NotificationCenterXI; unfortunately, it’s not active yet:
A future update will enable some configuration settings, but it’s unknown when it will be available. According to the developer, you can expect the following options:
- Choose a custom order for your Notification Center pages
- Disable all blur effects
- Choose what wallpaper displays in the background
- Enable a Control Center page to appear
- And more…
NotificationCenterXI has been out for a while, and we refrained from covering it initially at the developer’s request because it was riddled with bugs. This time around, NotificationCenterXI has been re-written from scratch and works just as expected.
Do you like the way Apple changed the look and feel of Notification Center in iOS 11? Share why or why not in the comments section below.