Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HUDPlayer Tweak Enable A Banner-Styled Volume HUD On iPhone

If your device is jailbroken then you can enable a banner-styled volume HUD on your iPhone with new jailbreak tweak installed. For many iOS devices users the volume HUD is a real pain point as it always appear right in the middle of the screen as you adjust your volume or when you’re listening to music while viewing photos or reading e-Books.

Dubbed as HUDPlayer, this new Cydua release aims to repair this annoying problem by enabling a banner-styled volume HUD on iPhone. It transforms your volume indicator into the banner, that displays media metadata of anything that’s playing, including the name of the song, the artist, and a small album artwork preview.

To try HUDPlayer tweak on your jailbroken device you should navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download it for absolutly for free. This tweak is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 and 9 devices.

After installation, HUDPlayer will add a preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand and configure the way the volume HUD banner looks and feels. The tweak brings many colorization and theming options, so you can customize it to look the way you want it to.

What is great is that HUDPlayer works with both your media and ringer volumes. The new volume HUD style appears even when you’re not playing any music, and you’ll see a ringer icon instead of music information in this case:

On the screenshot below, you can see the difference between the dark and the light themes.

Of course, settings and tastes may vary, so you can try to install the tweak and apply your own configurations. Personally I find this tweak really cool, as now my volume HUD appears at the top of the screen and doesn't disturb me anymore when I'm reading my book while listening to the music.