iphone stock in headphone volume mode

Normal behavior for the volume level in iOS is for it to adjust one step at a time, up or down, depending on the button you press on the side, but a new free jailbreak tweak called SmallVolumeStep can change that

This tweak is essentially going to allow you to set a custom volume step amount per button press. You can make it so a single button press jumps 4 volume steps to make each press more impactful, or you can make it so a single button press jumps just half of a step so you get more fine-grained volume adjustments.

After you install the tweak, head over to Settings → SmallVolumeStep, and you’ll find a preferences pane where you can input any step value you want.

SmallVolumeStep Preferences Pane

The default value is 16, because there are 16 dots in the stock volume HUD in iOS.You can enter just about any reasonable amount you want to.

If you set the number to something smaller than 16, then each button press will make a larger impact on the volume. If you set the number to something larger than 16, then each button press will have a smaller impact on the volume.

For example, if we enter 4 instead of 16, then only 4 volume button presses are needed to get from 0% volume to 100% and vice-versa, which each step making a 25% jump in volume level. Here’s an example:

SmallVolumeStep GIF

Alternatively, you could also make the volume buttons more precise by setting a number greater than 16. For example, if you set the step amount to 32, each volume button press would raise or drop the volume one half of a regular step, allowing you to get in between the stock volume level limitations.

Overall, I think this tweak would be valuable to anyone who listens to music or watches videos on their device. With it, they can have more control over how their volume buttons work, and it’s always great to have more control.

If you want to download SmallVolumeStep on your jailbroken device, you can head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repository where you’ll find this tweak free of cost. It works with all iOS 9 devices.

  • Maxime Ruzic

    2016 and the volume bar still takes half of the screen. I love iOs in general but I can’t stand this shit anymore….

  • Rondog

    We need a jailbreak for ios 10.

  • cdlenfert

    I read on Reddit that this does not work with Bluetooth devices. I have some Aukey bluetooth headphones and they connect to the system volume, so if I press the volume keys on the headphones, it changes the volume on my phone (and vice versa). My gripe is that the lowest volume is too low. I was hoping something like this would allow me to step down the volume lower than the lowest tick. Apparently this won’t do it.

  • JH_Radio

    I use CustomVolumeStep

    • Leslie Bee

      Thanks for the tip.

  • Timothy

    Is there any tweak that changes volume logarithmically? IMO, the steps on the lower end are too large, and the steps on the higher end are too small.