How To Enable And Use Voice Control In macOS Catalina

Here’s how to enable and start to use Voice Control feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina on your Mac for accessibility, or otherwise purposes.

Apple’s macOS 10.15 Catalina has plenty going for it but one of the big standout features as far as accessibility is concerned is the addition of Voice Control. Whether you’re using it because it’s easier than using a keyboard, or you just want to save your fingers, Voice Control can be a game changer.

Apple made bold claims about Voice Control when macOS 10.15 Catalina was announced back in June and it won’t be until we hear more and more people using it that we know for sure whether the Cupertino firm delivered on those claims. Apple does say that Voice Control will understand context and act accordingly, but again, we’ll just have to see.

Using Voice Control is pretty simple, but it’s disabled by default. To enable it, head to System Preferences > Accessibility > Voice Control and click the Enable Voice Control checkbox.

Now that Voice Control is enabled, you’ll see a new icon just above the trash icon in your Dock. Click it to begin using Voice Control and click it again to stop. Simple enough, right?

You can see all of the available commands by going to System Preferences > Accessibility > Voice Control and clicking the Commands button. All of the ones you’d expect are there, such as Open, Quit, Search, Close, Copy, Paste, and a ton more. You can even add new commands by clicking the Commands button in Voice Control and then clicking the plus button.

Voice Control can really change the way you use a Mac, and it’s great to see Apple pushing resources into features like this.

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