Here's the New iOS 13 Volume Indicator

As rumored, the new iOS 13 update (and the new iPadOS update) feature an updated volume HUD, which is less obtrusive than the previous volume control option that's been in iOS forever.

The new volume interface takes up much less room on the display, expanding from a small bar at the side of the display when you first press the volume up or down buttons into an even thinner bar as you keep adjusting the volume.

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In portrait mode, this new volume HUD is located at the left side of the iOS device, both on the Home screen and within apps.

When you're adjusting the volume with the iPhone held in landscape mode with a landscape mode app, the volume interface appears at the top of the display.


An updated volume interface is a feature that iOS users have been wanting for years, and iOS 13 definitely delivers a more streamlined volume experience that should be a relief for those tired of seeing a giant volume indicator in the middle of the display.

Related Forum: iOS 13

Top Rated Comments

Populus Avatar
64 months ago
I like it, but I’d prefer it to be always narrow.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
motm95 Avatar
64 months ago
Still hard to believe they kept the monster volume indicator for so long.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trusso Avatar
64 months ago
Never understood the hate for the previous volume HUD. Not that I mind this new one, either. It's just a volume indicator, people!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Caliber26 Avatar
64 months ago
It's an improvement but Instagram's is still the best.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
64 months ago
I hope you'll be able to set it so it's just the thinner bar every time. Still an improvement though.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnApples Avatar
64 months ago
As someone who games on the iPhone, the volume indicator is especially annoying. I don't care if it only lasted a couple of seconds- having a giant block pop up dead-center on your screen every single time you want to adjust the volume was a horrible UI choice.

I don't think this is the perfect solution, but this is already so much better than what we have now.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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