Make iOS 13’s new volume HUD even better with Sonus13

Sonus13 jailbreak tweak

For the first time in years, iOS 13 introduced an overhauled volume HUD to the iOS platform. While the redesign finally did away with the intrusive volume HUD monstrosity iPhone users have lived with for so long, that doesn’t mean everyone likes how the new interface looks.

If you’re jailbroken and looking for an augmented volume HUD experience that incorporates gorgeous athletics and endless customization in one package, then you won’t want to miss a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Sonus13 by iOS developer ubik.

Sonus13 builds upon the successes of Sonus12 for iOS 12, but it incorporates everything necessary to stay relevant with the bevy of the changes in iOS 13. The tweak lets users configure the appearance of their volume HUD with custom colors, physical features, and behavior, among other things.

After you install Sonus13, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:

Sonus13 preferences

Here, you can:

  • Toggle Sonus13 on or off on demand
  • Configure the aesthetics of the volume HUD slider
  • Configure the volume HUD background
  • Configure the volume HUD position on your display
  • Mess around with Status Bar options
  • Tinker with Indicator options
  • Experiment with Animation options
  • Try out some Extra options
  • Export an existing volume HUD theme
  • Import an existing volume HUD theme
  • Restore all options to their defaults

Taking a deeper dive into some of these cells, users will find these options:

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  • Enable or disable dynamic coloring
  • Choose a minimum volume color
  • Choose a maximum volume color
  • Configure a slider thickness
  • Configure a slider length
  • Enable or disable full width
  • Enable or disable rounded corners
  • Enable or disable vertical appearance


  • Choose the display positioning:
    • Left
    • Center
    • Right
  • Configure an X position while in portrait mode
  • Configure an X position while in landscape mode
  • Configure a Y position from the display’s bottom
  • Configure a Y position while in portrait mode
  • Configure a Y position while in landscape mode


  • Enable or disable a custom background color
  • Configure a preferred background color
  • Enable or disable background shadowing
  • Enable or disable background blurring
  • Choose a preferred blur style:
    • Light
    • Regular
    • Dark
  • Configure a custom border radius
  • Configure left and right padding
  • Configure top and bottom padding

Other options users can play around with include:

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Status Bar

  • Hide everything
  • Hide just the time
  • Hide the carrier information
  • Hide the battery information


  • Hide the ringer indicator
  • Hide the media indicator
  • Hide the volume percentage indicator
  • Configure a custom size:
    • Small
    • Regular
    • Large
    • Extra Large
  • Show single indicator
  • Configure a custom color


  • Enable or disable a fade animation
  • Configure how long the volume HUD appears on the screen
  • Configure the animation duration
  • Configure the slider duration


  • Toggle haptic feedback on or off on demand
  • Enable ‘always show’ mode for the volume HUD so it never disappears

Apple has certainly stepped things up with the native iOS 13 volume HUD, but Sonus13 is a wonderful upgrade to it because the tweak brings so much to the table in terms of user configuration.

If you’re interested in trying Sonus13, then you can purchase it for $1.75 from the Packix repository in your preferred package manager. The tweak covered in this piece is only compatible with jailbroken iOS 13 devices, but if you’re using iOS 12, then you can download Sonus12 instead.

Will you be adding Sonus13 to your jailbreak tweak arsenal? Let us know in the comments section.