Tag Archive: Enable


How to Enable Mail Drop on Non-iCloud Email Accounts in Mac OS

Many people may think of the Mail Drop feature as iCloud-only, but Mac users can enable the convenient Mail Drop feature for other non-iCloud email accounts that are setup in Mail for Mac OS. This allows you to use the excellent Mail Drop feature for sending and receiving large files with just about any email … Read More

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac

Messages in iCloud is now available for Mac users who are running the latest versions of Mac OS system software. The Messages in iCloud feature allows Messages to be updated automatically on all devices using the same Apple ID by syncing all iMessages through iCloud. Essentially that means Messages are now syncing through iCloud, so … Read More

How to Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

By default, the Maps app for iPhone will use voice navigation when giving directions. Voice navigation and talking directions is also the standard setting for Google Maps on iPhone too. But sometimes users can accidentally toggle the voice navigation settings off when they didn’t intend to, or forget to turn the voice navigation settings back … Read More

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on iPhone or iPad

iMessages in iCloud is a feature of the Messages app which lets you sync all iMessages through iCloud to other devices using the same Apple ID, offering some other nice benefits in that process. You may have thought that was already how iMessage worked on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but it turns out that’s … Read More

How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad

Type to Siri for iOS allows you to interact with Siri by typing text commands on an iPhone or iPad, using either the onscreen software keyboard or an external keyboard. All of the Siri commands you’re used to using work through Type to Siri, it’s just the command entering process that is different as you … Read More

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set … Read More

How to Enable Siri for Third Party Apps in iOS 10

Siri in iOS now supports third party apps, meaning Siri can interact with apps like PayPal, Skype, Uber, and others that have chosen to include support for the Siri virtual assistant. In practice this allows you to ask Siri to do something like “send $ 10 to Bob using PayPal” or “Get me an Uber to … Read More

How to Enable Read Receipts Per Contact in Messages for iOS

Read Receipts offer a way for a message sender to know you have viewed their message, and vice versa. This can be a nice messaging feature in iOS, but it has obvious privacy implications and can become problematic in other situations. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS offer more granular controls and allow you to … Read More

How to Enable Message Effects in iOS with Reduce Motion On

The modern releases of iOS allow you to see and send fun iMessage effects while retaining the Reduce Motion setting to remove the sometimes nauseating zoom effects found elsewhere throughout the iPhone and iPad user interface. Previously if you enabled Reduce Motion you would also cause iMessage effects to not work, but now you can … Read More

How to Enable Highest Quality Music Streaming Over Cellular on iPhone

Audiophiles who want to listen to the highest quality audio streaming from Apple Music and iTunes Radio from the Music app when on the go can enable an optional high quality streaming option in iOS Music settings. While this improves the sound quality and bitrate of the songs you listen to over cellular connections, the … Read More