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    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10

    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10

    How to Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    04 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10


    Cortana, your personal productivity assistant, helps you stay on top of what matters and save time finding what you need. Simply type or speak requests in natural language to connect with people, manage your schedule, find a free hour, set a reminder, add a task, and more. You can also find local information, get definitions, and keep track of the latest news, weather, and finance updates.

    With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004, you now have access to a new Cortana experience that offers an emphasis on productivity, helping you quickly find the information you want across Microsoft 365. Cortana in Windows 10 features a chat-based UI that gives you the ability to interact with Cortana using your voice or the keyboard.

    Cortana in Windows will assist you in better managing your schedule and tasks. You can speak or type requests to check your calendar, set a reminder, or add to your lists in Microsoft To Do. And you can look up local information, get definitions, and keep track of the latest news, weather, and finance information with Bing search.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to sign in and sign out of Cortana with your Microsoft account to turn on or off Cortana personalization in Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Sign in to Cortana


    1 Open Cortana.

    2 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshots below)

    A) Click/tap on the Sign in button.

    OR

    B) Click/tap on the Menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Sign in.

    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10-sign_in_to_cortana-1.png Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10-sign_in_to_cortana-2.png

    3 Select the Microsoft account or Work or school account you want to sign in to Cortana with, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

    If the account you want to use is not listed under Use this account, then click/tap on Microsoft account or Work or school account under Use a different account to add it.

    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10-sign_in_to_cortana-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    Sign out of Cortana


    1 Open Cortana.

    2 Click/tap on the Menu (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Sign out. (see screenshot below)

    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10-sign_out_of_cortana-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Sign in or Sign out of Cortana in Windows 10-sign_out_of_cortana-2.png

    4 You can now close the Cortana app if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 17,133
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       #1

    Another good one, Shawn!

    -Chuck
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  2. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
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    Yep good one Shawn too late though
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  3. Posts : 123
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       #3

    Was thinking of buying a webcam so I could use her ...

    NEW! 2.0MP Metal USB Webcam, Powered by USB, Metal Camera, 2.0 Megapixel - Newegg.com
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  4. Posts : 62,287
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       #4

    ThrashZone said:
    Yep good one Shawn too late though
    Never.
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  5. Posts : 633
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       #5

    rfruth said:
    Having a webcam is one thing, getting Windows 10 TP to find the USB 3.0 port where it is plugged is another. :-(

    One question I have about Cortana, is it always listening to what you say?

    Ak
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  6. Posts : 62,287
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       #6

    alkaufmann said:
    One question I have about Cortana, is it always listening to what you say?

    Ak
    Currently, you're suppose to click/tap on the microphone icon in the search box before Cortana starts to listen.

    However, you never know.
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  7. Posts : 17,133
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       #7

    What about the "Hey Cortana" command? I suppose it would be listening to you all the time if you have that enabled.
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  8. Posts : 17,832
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       #8

    After a clean install the other night, Cortana seems to be further crippled. The clean install reset a lot of things over and above what the rollup the other day did. Still tryin to sort it all out.
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  9. Posts : 633
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       #9

    Chuck38 said:
    What about the "Hey Cortana" command? I suppose it would be listening to you all the time if you have that enabled.
    I would think Microsoft may run across some privacy concerns like Samsung and their Smart TV which if I heard right feeds what it heard to a third party that translates what you say into TV commands.
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