Apple is finally fixing one of the most annoying things about changing volume on the iPhone

Since the first iPhone, Apple has always displayed a white box in the center of the screen whenever you change the volume.

While slightly translucent, the box is especially annoying when you’re watching a video or playing a game and simultaneously trying to change the volume. Why should changing the volume obstruct what you’re watching?

Luckily, Apple has finally redesigned the volume indicator in iOS 11, the next major software update coming to the iPhone and iPad this fall. We spotted the change on the MacRumors forum.

Here’s how the current volume box looks:

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And here’s the new one in iOS 11:

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Much better, Apple!