SBSetting Volume MC – Change Volume Buttons to Media Controls

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

SBSetting Volume MC SBSetting Volume MC is a SBSettings toggle that turns your volume control into iPod controller. Once installed, the app is added to SBSetting (you may need to go into the More/Set Toggles options and turn it on). When it is activated, it turns your volume control on the side of your device into a controller for your iPod allowing you to scroll through your songs.

If you tap the volume up button on your volume control, it will go forward a song. If you tap the volume down button, it will go back a song. If you quickly tap the up and then the down button on your volume control it will pause the song. You can then either tap the up or down button to start the song again. One thing I like about this app is that it starts your iPod when you tap up or down. You do not have to go into your iPod start your music and then the app works. You can use SBSetting Volume MC to start your music.

The only problem I have with this app is that I am so used to using my volume control for my volume that I keep accidentally changing my song when really I want to adjust the volume. If you are going to use the SBSetting Volume MC app, I would suggest also installing the Volume Slider Widget. It is a SBSetting toggle as well which allows you to have an easy way to adjust your volume.

One thing that would be nice is if you held the volume button down, it affected the volume. So, instead of just a quick tap on the volume button to change the song, if you held down the volume up button, it would turn up the volume. Or maybe if you held the volume button up or down, it would fastward or rewind the song. That would be cool too….either one I guess!


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  1. Yablonsky says

    Volume Slider Widget? Can you add a link to this one so we can read up on how it works.

    I agree that it would be nice to be able to control both the songs as well as the volume….hopefully the volumne slider widget you speak of will make this work together.

  2. azntiger1000 says

    For some reason, after I install this I don’t see it in SBsettings, but when I press the volume it does work. So I have no idea how to disable and enable it. I went into toggle and it was set to on too. So what is going on?

    • Yablonsky says

      You have to go into the SBSettings and move things around so it is visible. I had the same trouble until I moved things or disabled tem from displaying on the sbsettings menu.

    • Yes, you need to go into the “More” option in SBSettings and then the “Set Toggles” option and turn it on.

    • azntiger1000 says

      i tried doing it but still won’t show up in my sbsettings. it works tho, but i cant see it under sbsettings

  3. im going to install this now but if the dev reads this how bout press it to change volume and hold it 4 3 seconds to change track i.e. like the sony ericsson phones

  4. To the developer.
    Please make it like Sony Ericsson phones-hold for next and press once for volume.
    Keep up the good works and thanks.

  5. I have waited for something like that. But it’s not perfect. It will be better, if it changes songs by longer click, and normal volume up/down when you click quickly. Starting media player with short click? Are you kidding me? It’s so useless.

  6. Yablonsky says

    Doesn’t seem to be 3.0 compatible….after installing it and enabling it and trying it reboots into Safe Mode.

    • it crash 4 times on my 3gs. after reboot screen black blank and have to restore by itunes. i love this app but not for 3gs

  7. Please fix for iPhone 3.0!!!!

  8. I agree with the article’s last sentence. The iPhone has no hardware button to fast forward or rewind, I use my iPhone for language learning and this aspect is useless. Even my 5-10 year old PDA could do that.

  9. Seriously. Fix this so it controls volume too please! If the crappy Sony phones can do this ……

  10. this doesn’t show up in cydia anymore….. and when i try to use icy to install it in icy i get an error

  11. if you run sbsetting on 3gs. soon or later it will crash. please remove it

  12. Angel Gonzalez says

    Is there an app like this in the app store

  13. Look into Skip It! Might be a viable alternative if you’re interested in this kind of capability.

  14. Christian Buchner says

    Thank you, you saved my life.

    Wife dented the ipad2 case where the volume button is and it would constantly turn down the volume to 0 and show an ugly icon center screen permanently.

    Your app (and the new ipad 2 jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1) fixed this for me. We can control volume through settings now.


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