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    Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10


    Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana youíre using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized. Cortana on Windows is available in certain regions and languages. If Cortana isnít available for your Windows device, you can still search for files on your device in the search box on the taskbar. Cortana is also available on other platforms, such as Android and iOS, in select markets.

    Cortana works best when you sign in and let her use data from your device, other Microsoft services, and third-party services you choose to connect. To provide you with personalized experiences, Cortana learns from certain data about you, such as your searches, calendar, contacts, and location. Youíre in control of how much data you share. If you choose not to sign into Cortana on Windows, you can still chat with Cortana and use her to help you search the web, documents stored in Microsoft services like OneDrive, and your Windows device. See the section about Windows Search in the Privacy Statement for more information. If you donít sign in, or you choose to sign out, your experiences will be more limited and they wonít be personalized with your Cortana data. On iOS and Android devices, Cortana only works when you sign in.

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

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

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to let Cortana hear and respond anytime you or anyone says 'Hey Cortana' in your account in Windows 10.

    You will need to sign in to Cortana with your Microsoft account to be able to turn on "Hey Cortana".

    You will need to turn on speech services and typing suggestions to be able to turn on "Hey Cortana".

    You will need to have a compatible microphone connected to your PC to be able to use "Hey Cortana". If your microphone was not designed for Cortana, you may be asked if you would like to try to set up the mic anyway.

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     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Cortana Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Hey Cortana using a REG file


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    Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Cortana Settings


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Cortana or Cortana & Search (build 17623) icon.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Turn On Hey Cortana

    A) Click/tap on Talk to Cortana on the left side, and turn on Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Check or uncheck Keep by device from sleeping when it's plugged in so I can always say "Hey Cortana" (unless I turn it off myself).

    C) Select (dot) Cortana to Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" or Try to respond only to me.

    Respond when anyone says "Hey Cortana" = Cortana will respond to anyone that says "Hey Cortana", but Cortana may not be able recognize everyone's voice pattern.

    Try to respond only to me = Cortana will respond to only when you say "Hey Cortana". Cortana needs to learn your voice to respond best to you, so you will need to click/tap on Learn how I say "Hey Cortana" before you will be able to select To me. If Cortana doesn't always respond to when you say "Hey Cortana", then you can click/tap on Relearn my voice to see if that may help.


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     4. To Turn Off Hey Cortana

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on Talk to Cortana on the left side, and turn off Let Cortana respond to "Hey Cortana" on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Hey Cortana in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Hey Cortana using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Preferences

    VoiceActivationOn DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Hey Cortana

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Hey_Cortana.reg

    download


     3. Turn Off Hey Cortana

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Hey_Cortana.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



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