How to Enable the "Popping" Sound When Adjusting the Volume on Your Mac

Give us back that pop!
Zach Zach (249)
1 minute

Starting with MacOS Sierra and High Sierra, your Mac will no longer play a "pop" sound when you adjust your volume. If you prefer to have this sound when you adjust volume up and down (as I do), this guide will teach you how to reenable it.

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MacOS sound preferences screenshot

Navigate to System Preferences > Sound.

MacOS sound output system preferences screenshot

Select the Sound Effects tab.

MacOS volume control feedback sound screenshot

Check the box labeled Play feedback when volume is changed. Close System Preferences.

You're all done!

Apple hid the battery percentage option starting with Big Sur. Here's where it is.
Zach Zach (249)
5 minutes

I always keep an eye on my MacBook's battery percentage—especially since, as a developer, I run a lot of resource-intensive applications.