If you’re the type of person who likes to follow along with song lyrics while listening to music, then you might find that the iOS platform isn’t quite as supportive of your needs out of the box as it could be.
Luckily, that’s what we have the jailbreak community for, and there’s a newly released and free jailbreak tweak in town dubbed Lyricize by iOS developer level3tjg that puts song lyrics directly on the Lock Screen to make following along with your favorite music easier.
As shown in the screenshot examples above, Lyricize adds a button to the top right of the Now Playing widget and tapping on it reveals the lyric sheet.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because we covered a paid jailbreak tweak release called Lyricify earlier this year. Lyricize is largely inspired by Lyricify, and this is evident by the nearly identical user interface. The biggest difference is that Lyricize is free of charge.
Citing a post on /r/jailbreak by the developer, the developer of the original Lyricify tweak seemingly discontinued support for the paid tweak, and this fueled demand for an alternative. Given the circumstances, Lyricize was conceived and released as a free alternative.
While the tweak may look identical at face value, it’s worth noting that Lyricize uses Apple’s Genius API along with others to fetch lyrics. Because of the API choice, lyric fetching may be slightly slow, but it should fetch more accurate results. What’s more is Lyricize plays nicely with a broad range of other music-centric tweaks, such as Flow, ColorFlow, Sylph, and others.
Lyricize doesn’t come with any options to configure, so if you feel like viewing song lyrics while you listen to your favorite tracks, then you can download the tweak for free from level3tjg’s repository via your favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices.
If you’re not already using level3tjg’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice with the following URL:
As always, feel free to leave a comment below describing your experience with the tweak after installing. If you have any trouble with it, the best way to get help is to contact the developer for support.