Volume Mixer is a better way to control the volume on iPhone. From the Notification Center, you have separate toggles for the ringtone volume level, the audio/video volume level, Bluetooth headset level etc.

Since the volume buttons work contextually, you have to mostly go into the Settings app to adjust the various volume levels. Volume Mixer prevents the whole charade by making the volume sliders accessible instantly from the Notification Center.

Volume Mixer Cydia Tweak

I have hated the volume buttons occasionally. When all I’ve wanted to do was increase the playback volume, sometimes, it increase the ringtone volume because the playback was paused. Or sometimes I want to increase the call volume before making a call but turns out, the ringtone volume shows up.I know the volume button is smart but may be I’d prefer an easy way to control all these volumes from one place.

I know the volume button is smart but may be I’d prefer an easy way to control all these volumes from one place.

That’s where Volume Mixer comes in. It works as a Notification Center widget. You can customize what sliders are available readily. The options are:

  • Ringtone
  • Audio/Video
  • BT Headset
  • BT Headphones
  • Phone Call

Once you install Volume Mixer, you can configure where it’s positioned within the Notification Center by heading over to Settings → Notification Center.

You might have to enable it first by sliding it up into the Include section. Preferably, you’ll have it right above all apps that are enabled for the NC.

Volume Mixer shows up only in the “All” tab of the Notification Center. We haven’t tested the tweak for compatibility/conflicts with other notification center tweaks though.

The tweak doesn’t stop with these things. You get to change the theme/look of the sliders and the text on them in general. And oh, if you use Bluetooth headsets, this one tweak can make things so easy. Just one small tweak can make sure you don’t go fumbling with the buttons again.

Volume Mixer is up on the BigBoss repo for $0.99.