Sonus: A new customizable volume HUD replacement for iPhone and iPad

Volume HUD in iOS is still the same and no changes have been made in it. It pops up in the center of the screen and then seemingly lingers for an eternity, all while getting in the way of everything, whether you’re watching videos, looking at photos, browsing the web, or doing anything else while trying to change your device’s volume level.

 A new jailbreak tweak called Sonus will brings a customizable volume HUD replacement to iPhone,iPad and iPod Touch. 

Starting with the obvious, Sonus takes your volume HUD and relocates it to the top of the screen, where your Status Bar normally appears. Here, the volume indicator is out of the way and doesn’t hinder your ability to do anything on your screen.

As you adjust the volume on your device, a surprisingly fluid volume indicator bar .

It doesn’t stop there, however. Sonus also has the ability to work as a volume adjustment slider whenever the volume HUD appears. When it does, you can opt to have a grabber appear on the indicator that lets you adjust the volume via the touch screen once you’ve already got the HUD open.

Configuring Sonus

Sonus will provide users with a bevy of options for customizing the way the volume HUD looks and feels, so if you’re not happy with the way it looks out of the box, then you can go ahead and make the tweak look exactly how you want it to. To do that, just go to the tweak’s preferences pane, which can be found in the Settings app after installation:
The first preferences pane has to do with the volume HUD’s appearance. This pane gives you options for all of the following:
  • Dynamic color that matches the Status Bar at the time of volume adjustment
  • Toggling overlay mode for a slightly different UI effect
  • Choosing appearance (color, corner radius, etc) for the overlay volume HUD mode
  • Configuring a gradient color for your volume HUD
  • Applying a background blur for the space behind the volume HUD when invoked
The next preferences pane has to do with the tweak’s animations, and offers these options to choose from:
  • Toggling a fade animation for the volume HUD
  • Toggling a slide animation for the volume HUD slider
  • Choosing time duration for HUD time on the screen, animations, and slider speed
Sonus is made to work on all jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices, whether they’re iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches. It’s also worth noting that the tweak supports both landscape and portrait orientations, which not all volume HUD replacement tweaks do.

If you’re interested in trying Sonus, you can grab it for $1.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository today.


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