The iPhone 5’s call speaker is pretty good, but there are times when it could be a little louder — like when you’re in a crowded place. As always, the jailbreak community has a solution to that problem. It’s called Volume Amplifier, and it’s a new tweak that promises to amplify your iPhone’s call speaker volume by 200%.
Volume Amplifier isn’t the first jailbreak tweak that promises to make your iPhone louder, but its creator claims it’s different to the others. Rather than just editing a configuration file on your iPhone to make your speaker a little louder, this tweak actually amplifies the audio stream.
Once installed, Volume Amplifier will allow you to increase your iPhone’s speaker volume way past the limit set by Apple. Once you hit 100%, just keep pressing the volume up button to go further; Volume Amplifier will display colored a colored indicator alongside Apple’s default volume indicator to show you how far you’re going.
Volume Amplifier will amplify your iPhone’s audio by 200%, so it’s great when you need to hold phone calls in busy places and you cannot hear the person on the other end. Because it only works with your iPhone’s call speaker, however, that’s pretty much all it’s good for.
The tweak won’t alter the volume of your iPhone’s main speaker, so it won’t make your music, movies, or games any louder. That’s a massive shame, because I think that’s what most people would use a tweak like this for. But if you think your iPhone’s call speaker isn’t loud enough, this could be the solution.
Volume Amplifier is currently compatible with the iPhone 5 only, however, its developer has told ModMyi that support for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will be added if there’s enough demand for it. You’ll find the tweak in Cydia’s BigBoss repo now, and it’s priced at $1.99.