If you find the speaker volume of your iPhone to be a little on the quiet side, help is at hand thanks to a jailbreak tweak by the name of Volume Amplifier.
Just released over at the BigBoss repository, it delivers fairly impressive results, and if you want to give your Apple smartphone’s volume a little kick up the backside, check out the details below!
Since the release of the Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6, the community surrounding Cydia has gone from strength to strength, and on an almost hourly basis, new tweaks, themes and apps are released for jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices which aim to make using the said devices much better.
Some are more useful than others, of course, and we’d say Volume Amplifier is one of the much better and functional tweaks to have arrived in recent months. Although the speaker of the iPhone 5 – or any iPhone – is fairly capable, it’s not going to tide you over when you’ve got a little party going, and although the tweak won’t deliver the BoomSound of the HTC One, it should deliver a noticeable difference upon installation.
The package costs $1.99, and claims to bump sound output by up to 200%. This will, if abused, lead to distortion, so you must be responsible with regards to the extent you use it. Also, keep in mind that prolonged usage of this tweak might just lead to a distorted earpiece for good. You’ve been warned.
Please note, Volume Amplifier doesn’t actually make alterations to the iOS system, rather alters the audio stream to give the impression of loudness, kind of like how Beats Audio manipulates certain elements of the audio to add a little gusto to the experience of listening to music.
We’ve given it a little test on an iPhone 5, and can confirm that there is a very obvious difference in sound. So if you ever find yourself trying to hold a handsfree call in your car but the sound is drowned out by the atmosphere, this is certainly one you’ll want to try out.