Windows 10: " Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

View Poll Results: Does 'hey Cortana' work for you?

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  • perfectly

    3 60.00%
  • never worked

    0 0%
  • Worked at first, then stopped working

    2 40.00%
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  1.    15 Feb 2016 #11

    dencal said: View Post
    Yes I had seen it, and yes I had already confirmed it made no difference, you still need to click on mic.
    M$ state its only turned off to save battery life on laptops
    Not true - I have just fixed it to work as it should.

    I got Cortana to learn my voice by clicking on "Learn my voice" and reading out the 6 phrases. I rebooted as Cortana couldn't access the internet, and it now responds to "Hey Cortana" fine. I do not have to use keyboard or mouse at all.

    I guess it was the responding "To anyone" that was the problem for me - it didn't understand my accent.

    It should not be necessary to click on the microphone button if this setting is enabled.
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       15 Feb 2016 #12

    lx07 said: View Post
    Not true - I have just fixed it to work as it should.

    I got Cortana to learn my voice by clicking on "Learn my voice" and reading out the 6 phrases. I rebooted as Cortana couldn't access the internet, and it now responds to "Hey Cortana" fine. I do not have to use keyboard or mouse at all.

    I guess it was the responding "To anyone" that was the problem for me - it didn't understand my accent.

    It should not be necessary to click on the microphone button if this setting is enabled.
    No such luck on my part....will not go beyond first reply on recording of six phrases, yet works perfectly when clicking on mic.
    Also cannot relocate button from anyone to me.
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  3.    15 Feb 2016 #13

    dencal said: View Post
    No such luck on my part....will not go beyond first reply on recording of six phrases, yet works perfectly when clicking on mic.
    Also cannot relocate button from anyone to me.
    Perhaps that is the key to it? It responds to "Hey Cortana" for me if set like this:

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    but if I switch it back to "To anyone" then it doesn't respond (but after clicking the mike it still understands).

    Just speculation on my part though...
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       15 Feb 2016 #14

    lx07 said: View Post
    Perhaps that is the key to it? It responds to "Hey Cortana" for me if set like this:

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    but if I switch it back to "To anyone" then it doesn't respond (but after clicking the mike it still understands).

    Just speculation on my part though...
    Thank you at last got it working
    Done all 6 things she put up but it works on mine
    just had to repress learn my voice
    Once done it then alters to Only me
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  5.    15 Feb 2016 #15

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Thank you at last got it working
    Done all 6 things she put up but it works on mine
    just had to repress learn my voice
    Once done it then alters to Only me
    So you can say "Hey Cortana, what's the time?" and she tells you without pressing the microphone button? I had to reboot after teaching my voice but it works like that again for me now.
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       15 Feb 2016 #16

    lx07 said: View Post
    So you can say "Hey Cortana, what's the time?" and she tells you without pressing the microphone button? I had to reboot after teaching my voice but it works like that again for me now.
    Yes and ask her to get me this forum, or face book did not need to reboot
    Also the news or weather
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       15 Feb 2016 #17

    Cannot change button or record past first recording, yet works perfectly on mic
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  8.    15 Feb 2016 #18

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Yes and ask her to get me this forum, or face book did not need to reboot
    Also the news or weather
    Well that is good news Let's hope relearning works for @supashaka also.

    I was thinking the accent may be the problem. I set everything (speech, locale etc) to US to get Cortana to work but I don't sound particularly American. Even if I try saying "Hey Cortana" in what I imagine is a really strong Robert De Niro accent it doesn't work if set "To anyone" not "To me". Could be my accent is still rubbish though.

    dencal said: View Post
    Cannot change button or record past first recording, yet works perfectly on mic
    When I was trying to speak the six phrases it kept giving up. The first one worked, then the second would say "I'm not getting this" or some such. Third would work after 2 goes, Forth it couldn't understand me again and so on.

    I had to keep clicking on the Microphone button to get it going again as during this process it seems to turn it off if it can't understand you. I did make it the end eventually though. You could try that if it doesn't say "Listening..." while you are trying to speak the phrase it wants. I also picked up my laptop and talked loudly right into the microphone hole but I'm not sure if that was required as it seems it can hear me fine at a normal distance and voice now.
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  9. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       15 Feb 2016 #19

    dencal said: View Post
    Cannot change button or record past first recording, yet works perfectly on mic
    What mic are you doing it with
    Tried the one on the laptop by the camera and she does not respond at all
    I have A USB headphone set with built in mike and Cortana responds to that ok
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  10. Posts : 2,300
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       15 Feb 2016 #20

    Bloody hell...shouted out loud right into the microphone.....it now works.....thanks gents, I have learnt something new.
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