How many times have you found yourself missing an important call because you simply didn’t hear it in the depths of your cavernous pockets or bag?

I’ve encountered that situation quite a few times myself, and unfortunately it led to me missing a few very important phone calls.

PocketMode is a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that aims to work around this issue by strategically putting your iPhone’s ambient light sensor to good use.

Interested in seeing how it works? Check inside for the full video details of PocketMode in action…

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpI0ygSkL0I[/tube]

I have to say that I was a bit skeptical about this tweak in the beginning, simply because I’ve tried other tweaks that tried to put the ambient light sensor to use, but ultimately failed to do so adequately.

PocketMode, as you can see from the video walkthrough, works pretty well. It was successfully able to boost the volume in increments when its light sensor was devoid of any light.

It also has the ability to override your mute switch, which is a useful provision. I’ve often missed calls in the past while out and about simply because I didn’t feel the phone vibrate while in my bag.

Ultimately only you can decide whether the $1.49 asking price is worth the convenience that PocketMode brings to the table, but if you ask me, I’d say it most certainly is.

Have you tried PocketMode yet? If you have a jailbroken iPhone and you decide to do so, let me know what you think about it.