Ever been annoyed by the volume HUD of iOS? It’s great, sure. But it always lingers a tad bit longer than you’d want it to, making everything a distraction. Whether you’re reading, watching a video, or listening to music, the volume HUD is a sight you don’t want to see. Fortunately, there’s a new jailbreak tweak developed by ubik. Sonus makes volume control easier by placing it on the top of the screen instead of the center. So when you’re altering the volume, nothing gets in the way of whatever you’re watching.
That’s not all.
Apart from the cool little relocation, Sonus also lets you adjust the volume with a slider whenever the volume HUD appears on screen. You can choose to have a grabber on the HUD to increase or decrease the volume. Here’s a peak at what it can do.
Personalizing with Sonus.
The best part of configuring Sonus on your device is that it offers loads of customisation options. You can always change the way your HUD looks to exactly how you think it should look. Once you’ve installed the app, you can find all the settings under the Preferences pane of the app.
This option lets you customize the look and feel of your HUD. You can,
- Change the color or pick a gradient color.
- Toggle the overlay mode so you get a different interface effect.
- Set up a corner radius for the volume HUD.
- Apply a background blur for when the HUD appears in screen.
Size and position
- Customize the height of the volume slider.
- Give the slider a padding and pick wither a landscape or portrait view.
- Select left, right, top, and bottom margins for the volume HUD.
Under this option you can do the following:
- Enable a slide and a fade animation for the volume HUD.
- Choose durations for the HUD’s display, the animations, and the speed.
Here’s where you can configure a few miscellaneous settings:
- Enable or disable a fluid animation for the volume.
- Show or hide the Status Bar when the HUD is displaying on screen.
- Choosing to tap anywhere to dismiss the HUD.
- Selecting whether you want to display a ringer or a media icon when you change the volume.
- Choosing custom colours for your ringer and media icons.
True to its name, the settings under this pane are under the experimental process. You may want to be careful with these settings as they are prone to bugs. Here you can,
- Enable or disable a touch-based volume slider.
- Enable or disable a grabber on screen that you can drag to adjust the volume.
- Choose a custom gradients, colors, size, and shape for your volume HUD.
It’s not the first.
For a long time now, iOS users have had troubles with the volume HUD taking up the center of their screens. And more than one developer has found solutions and jailbreak tweaks. Sonus, however, offers much more customisation options than most other tweaks. That’s the app’s strongest selling point; it takes personalisation to the next level.
Works on iOS 9 or higher.
The Sonus tweak will work on any jailbroken device running iOS 9 and iOS 10 versions. Whether it’s your iPhone, iPad, or even the iPod touch — Sonus lets you customize them all. Curious to try it yet? Sonus is available on the Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99.