One of the most hated features of iOS is the obtrusive volume indicator, which pops up smack dab in the middle of the screen when you press volume up/down buttons.
While this was volume indicator was tweaked in iOS 11 for videos, it still exists on the iPhone and should have been eliminated ages ago. Developers can remove the large volume indicator in their apps, as we’ve seen from YouTube and Netflix.
Now, the death of this volume HUD (heads-up display) may be coming when Apple releases iOS 13, expected to be previewed at WWDC in June.
According to Max Weinbach from XDA Developers, he tweeted yesterday “So just got some amazing news…In iOS 13 the volume HUD is gone! Apple is finally fixing their software! It’s also supposed to be ground breaking but whatever.”
So just got some amazing news…
In iOS 13 the volume HUD is gone! Apple is finally fixing their software!
It's also supposed to be ground breaking but whatever.
— Max Weinbach (@mweinbachXDA) February 19, 2019
When probed about how he got this information, Max replied to one query, “How would I know this? I got multiple sources…”
He also followed up to another question by saying “This is the same source that told MySmartPrice about the cover on the airpods and iphones which was then confirmed by Taiwanese Economic Daily News which is very accurate.”
iOS users have long despised the obtrusive volume indicator, so much so a recent parody of the volume UI fix on Reddit gained nearly 14,000 upvotes, and an alleged reply from Apple executive Craig Federighi.
Below is Federighi’s alleged reply when sent the Reddit link about the revamped volume indicator, as per user d3frost:
The large, annoying volume indicator has to go, but again, take this rumour with a grain of salt. Let’s wait and find out with iOS 13.