Whether you have a preferred volume level for listening to music and videos or you merely wish to avoid the accidental changing of your iPhone’s volume level when you don’t mean to, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed VolumeLock by iOS developer LacertosusDeus just might come in handy in various niche situations.
Just as the tweak’s name implies, VolumeLock lets you lock your handset’s current volume level with a simple gesture. It can help prevent accidental volume button presses from changing the volume level, and it can also curb pranksters who think it’s funny to turn your volume all the way up when you aren’t looking.
Using VolumeLock is incredibly simple; after setting your handset’s volume to a comfortable listening level, you need only press both the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously and then let go of them to lock your handset’s current volume level. You should feel a small vibration when you do this to let you know that the gesture was successful.
As long as your volume level is locked, you can press either the volume up or the volume down button on the side of your device and your volume level won’t change. That aside, you will feel a subtle vibration each time you press those buttons to remind you that the volume level is locked.
As you might come to expect, unlocking your handset’s volume is as simple as repeating the original gesture – just press the volume up and the volume down buttons simultaneously once more to regain control over the volume controls.
Personally, I love the idea behind VolumeLock, and I think it’s a great addition to any iOS device. Those interested in trying VolumeLock for themselves can download it for free from the Twickd repository in their preferred package manager.
VolumeLock supports jailbroken iOS 10, 11, 12, and 13 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub for those interested in learning more about what makes it tick. There are no options to configure.
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