We feel like we’re beating a dead horse every time we say that the iPhone’s native volume HUD sucks, so we’ll just skim past that line and get right to the point of why you clicked on this post. Say hello to a new jailbreak tweak called Sonus12, a drop-dead gorgeous volume HUD replacement for iPhones and iPads by iOS developer ubik.

Sonus12 is minimalistic by design, which prevents it from obstructing your view when you adjust your handset’s volume level. By default, it appears at the top of the display, and it’s very compact.

Once installed, Sonus12 puts a preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure it to your liking:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle Sonus12 on or off on demand
  • Customize Sonus12’s appearance
  • Customize Sonus12’s size and position
  • Customize Sonus12’s animation

We’ll break down those preference pane sections for your convenience in the outline below:

Appearance

From the Appearance pane, you can:

  • Toggle Dynamic colorization for the volume HUD slider on or off on demand
  • Configure a custom color for the volume HUD slider
  • Configure a custom color for the volume HUD slider when maximum volume is reached
  • Toggle “overlay” mode on or off
  • Configure a color for the overlay
  • Toggle the drop shadow on or off
  • Toggle the overlay blur on or off
  • Adjust the corner radius of the interface via slider
  • Display the volume percentage in the Sonus12 interface
  • Show only one indicator
  • Display the ringer indicator
  • Display the media indicator
  • Configure a custom indicator and percentage text color
  • Hide the time from the Status Bar (non-notched device)
  • Hide the carrier text from the Status Bar (non-notched device)
  • Hide the battery level from the Status Bar (non-notched device)
  • Hide the Status Bar entirely (non-notched device)
  • Hide the time from the Status Bar (notched device only)

Size and position

From the Size and appearance pane, you can:

  • Customize Sonus12’s height via slider
  • Customize Sonus12’s width via slider
  • Toggle full-width on or off on demand
  • Choose the alignment for the Sonus12 interface:
    • Left
    • Center
    • Right
  • Display Sonus12 at the bottom of the display instead of the top
  • Adjust the Portrait orientation left/right padding level via slider
  • Adjust the Landscape orientation left/right padding level via slider
  • Adjust the Portrait orientation top/bottom padding level via slider
  • Adjust the Landscape orientation top/bottom padding level via slider
  • Adjust the Y position in Portrait orientation via slider
  • Adjust the Y position in Landscape orientation via slider
  • Adjust the margin left/right in Portrait orientation via slider
  • Adjust the margin left/right in Landscape orientation via slider

Animation

From the Animation pane, you can:

  • Enable or disable the Fade animation
  • Adjust how long the volume HUD appears on the display via slider
  • Adjust how long the animation endures for via slider
  • Adjust the slider duration via slider

As you can see for yourself, Sonus12 isn’t shy of any customization options, which makes it ideal for anyone who likes crafting things to their ideal appearance. Of course, we think that the stock settings are beautiful enough given just how atrocious Apple’s volume HUD on iOS is.

If you’re interested in trying Sonus12 for yourself, then you can download the tweak from Cydia’s Packix repository for just $1.75. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.

Do you think Sonus12 is an improvement over the native volume HUD interface in iOS? Tell us why or why not in the comments section below.