StatusHUD brings Volume HUD to the Status Bar

StatusHUD is a new jailbreak tweak by Alan Yip, developer of jailbreak tweaks such as Tap on Widgets, Overview etc.

As the name suggests it brings the volume HUD (Heads-up Display) to the Status bar.

In case you are not aware, whenever you use the volume buttons on the side of the iPhone to increase or decrease the volume of the audio, the ringer, alerts, and other sound effects, iOS displays the squarish translucent HUD with the volume indicator.

StatusHUD essentially moves this HUD to the status bar as you can see in the screenshot below.


After installing the tweak, when you use the buttons on the side of the iPhone to increase or decrease the volume, it will display the volume level on the status bar, and won’t display the default HUD.

You can change the style of the volume indicator from the default square to circle via the Settings app (StatusHD -> Style), which looks quite nice. You can also enable or disable the tweak on the fly.


Alan has also taken care to ensure that the volume indicator is displayed for fullscreen apps. A translucent status bar slides down briefly to display the volume indicator.


Here’s a demo of the tweak in action:

It’s a neat idea. However, please note that if you use biteSMS, then you won’t be able to use the volume button to get access to the quick compose option that’s available on the HUD.

StatusHUD is available on Cydia for $0.99. It requires iOS 6 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPad.

As always, let us know what you think of the tweak in the comments below.