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How to Have Cortana Learn your Voice for 'Hey Cortana' in Windows 10

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Cortana is included as an integrated part of the desktop in Windows 10. Cortana is one click away on the taskbar, helping you find the things you need while proactively bringing you information you care about. Cortana can help you search in Windows 10 for apps, settings, and files as well as searching the web. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important reminders. You can access Cortana with your voice by clicking the microphone icon, then speaking to set reminders or ask about weather, sports, finance and other content from Bing. If you’re really adventurous, go into Cortana Settings, enable hands free use to say “Hey Cortana,” and you won’t need to click on the microphone icon. Cortana can learn your preferences and provide smarter recommendations over time. You can manage Cortana’s Notebook to add interests from Bing like news, sports, finance and weather so Cortana can proactively offer recommendations and information for you. Keep in mind, Cortana is new to the desktop – things might not work as expected.

For more information about Cortana, see: What is Cortana - Microsoft Windows

This tutorial will show you how to have Cortana learn your voice to respond best to you saying Hey Cortana in Windows 10.

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Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547, you can now use Cortana with local accounts as well as with a Microsoft account.

Here's How:

1. Click/tap in the search box or Cortana icon (Windows+S) on the taskbar, click/tap on Settings, and click/tap on the Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" or Relearn my voice link under Hey Cortana. (see screenshots below)

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2. When ready, click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)

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3. Say the six phrases one by one when prompted to do so. (see screenshots below)

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4. If Cortana has successfully learned your voice, you will see this below.

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That's it,