This tweak offers improved control over your handset’s many volume levels

There are so many different volume levels to configure in iOS that it’s not even funny. One moment you’re turning down your volume, and the next, you might realize that you’ve just muted your ringtone instead of quieting down your Now Playing volume.

iOS tries to be smart about how it configures volume depending on what you’re doing at any given point in time, but it’s far from perfect. Fortunately, a jailbreak tweak called Volume Mixer 3 by iOS developer VladMax offers users a higher sense of fine-grained and manual control over each individual volume setting present on their iOS device.

As you might’ve gathered already from the “3” designation in this tweak’s name, Volume Mixer isn’t a new jailbreak tweak; instead, this is the latest iteration in an ongoing series aimed at making the volume experience on the iOS platform just flat-out better.

Once installed, you can invoke an all-in-one volume HUD like the ones shown above to modify almost any volume level your device supports at your leisure. Such volume levels include:

  • Ringer
  • Media
  • Bluetooth Headset
  • Bluetooth Headphones
  • Phone

The volume HUD can be summoned from anywhere with an Activator gesture of your choice. Obviously, this means you’ll need the latest version of Activator from Ryan Petrich’s beta repository.

Volume Mixer 3 also adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure a variety of options:

Here, you can:

  • Choose an Activator action to summon Volume Mixer 3 with
  • Choose which volume categories will appear in your volume HUD
  • Hide or show volume percentage in the volume HUD
  • Enable background blue when the volume HUD is showing
  • Choose a custom skin for the volume HUD interface
  • Configure a left slider color
  • Configure a right slider color
  • Configure a text color
  • Configure a thumb grabber color

Because I think the native volume experience sucks on the iOS platform, I’ll be the first to recommend checking out the Volume Mixer 3 tweak if you’re new to jailbreaking. It’s a $1.99 download from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo, but in my honest opinion, it’s worth every penny. Volume Mixer 3 supports all pwned iOS 10, 11, and 12 devices.

Will you be adding Volume Mixer 3 to your jailbreak tweak arsenal? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.