The enabled() method, called without any parameters, will return the current enabled state of a tooltip element.
The enabled(bool) method is used to update a tooltip's enabled/disabled state. Passing true will enable and false will disable the element.

<div id="container">Hello World!</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {
        var tooltip = $("#container").shieldTooltip({
            content: "Hello world tooltip!"

        tooltip.enabled(); // returns true

        tooltip.enabled(false) // disables the tooltip
        tooltip.enabled(); // returns false